Consular Services

The Embassy of Maldives is responsible for the consular protection of all Maldivian nationals who are temporary residents or visiting the United Kingdom. The Embassy provides a number of consular services to the Maldivian community in the UK, and can provide assistance to Maldivians in times of need.

General Consular Assistance

In addition the assistance listed elsewhere, the Embassy can provide the following general assistance:

  • Contact the relatives or friends of Maldivians in the UK and ask them for financial assistance.
  • Provide information on money transfers or other means of obtaining emergency funds.
  • Provide information and contact details of local lawyers, doctors, and so forth.
  • Advise on the necessary procedures in the event of an accident or fatality, and arrange for the next of kin/guardians to be informed.
  • Visit Maldivians detained by local law enforcement agencies, or detained in prison. In some circumstances Embassy staff can arrange for messages to be delivered to family or friends in Maldives.
  • Provide information on the organisations responsible for missings items or missing persons.
  • In some circumstances, speak to local authorities on the behalf of Maldivians in the UK.

Although staff at the Embassy will try to do everything they can to assist Maldivians facing difficulties in the United Kingdom, the Embassy is not able to provide financial assistance.

Passport Services

Maldivians in the UK and Europe should follow the procedures below to apply for passports and travel documents through the London Embassy.

Births, Marriages and Deaths

Information on registering the births, marriages or deaths of Maldivian citizens that occur outside of the Maldives with the relevant authorities in the Maldives.

Maldivian citizens residing in the United Kingdom can renew their expired National Identification Cards through the Maldives Embassy by following the instructions below.

Information on how foreign nationals can obtain Police Clearance Certificates from the Maldives Police Service.

Information for Students

Information on scholarship opportunities in the UK, and tips on applying for a visa to study in the UK.

Information for Maldivians on visiting the UK as a general visitor.

Find out about the notary and authentication services offered by the Embassy.

Register with the Embassy

Registering with the Embassy allows us to provide you with services, information and support more efficiently and keep you informed of the latest events involving the Maldivian community in the UK.

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