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The front cover of a contemporary Maldivian biometric passport.
The picture page of a currently-issued Maldivian passport.
|Date first issued||January 2016 (latest update)|
|Type of document||Passport|
|Eligibility requirements||Maldivian citizenship|
Maldivian passport is a proof of citizenship issued to the nationals of Maldives for international travel. Normal passport is issued with 32 pages for about MRF1000. The Maldivian passport can also be issued with 64 pages for about MRF1500. The Maldivian passport is valid for all countries. It is valid for 5 years from the date of issue. The bio-metric passport was released in late 2007. It is very colorful with a pinkish tinge on the pages inside and shows the culture of the Maldives by a colorful sketch on the top right of each page in the passport. The passport number is written down on each page.
In 2017, Maldivian citizens had visa-free or visa on arrival access to 81 countries and territories, ranking the Maldivian passport 59th in the world according to the Visa Restrictions Index.
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