Visa for Thai Nationals to visit Maldives

Foreigners from all nationalities, including Thai nationals, visiting Maldives for tourism are granted tourist visa on arrival in the Maldives provided they satisfy the basic entry requirements to get immigration clearance upon arrival.

Basic Entry Requirements

  • A passport or a travel document with Machine Readable Zone (MRZ) with at least 6 months validity.
  • A pre-paid hotel booking/accommodation.
  • Sufficient funds to last for the intended period of stay in Maldives.
  • Confirmed onward/return tickets to home country or to country of residence (not applicable for valid resident permit holders).
  • Entry facilities to their onward destinations; for example, the visa.
  • Completed Disembarkation Card.
  • Yellow Fever Vaccination Certificate, if applicable.

Duration of Stay Granted

At the discretion of the Maldives Immigration, the maximum duration of stay of 30 days will usually be granted under the Tourist Visa on arrival.

The period of stay granted will be shown on the endorsement in the passport. Visitors are advised to check their passport for the arrival endorsement and take note of the number of days granted to stay in Maldives.


Please note the following:

  • Foreigners entering Maldives as a tourist, under a Tourist Visa, are not permitted to engage in any form of business, occupation, profession or paid employment while in Maldives.
  • Categories like; social visitors, friends, family visitors or media and business visitors, who are not considered as genuine tourists, are highly advised to declare sponsorship prior to their arrivals (if applicable), in order to facilitate the flow of passage.

Overstaying in Maldives

Overstaying in Maldives beyond the duration of stay granted is a punishable offence.

Other Types of Visas Issued by Maldives

Following are other types of visa issued by Maldives Immigration.

  • Work Visa
  • Business Visa
  • Dependent Visa
  • Marriage Visa
  • Co-operate Resident Visa

For more information about visa for Maldives please visit the website of the Maldives Immigration.

Disclaimer: All information provided in this section of the website is obtained from the website of the Maldives Immigration. All information is accurate and up to date as of 15 December 2019. Visa procedures could change without notice.