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Chinese Embassy in Maldives

Ambassador: Mr. Zhang Lizhong
Address: H. Nookurikeela, Dhunbugas Magu, Henveiru, Male
Tel: 00960-3010647
Fax: 00960-3010644
Email: chinaemb_mdv@mfa.gov.cn
Office Hours: 08:30-12:00, 13:30-16:00, Sunday to Tuesday (except holidays)
Website: http://mv.china-embassy.org/eng/

Consular Office of Chinese Embassy in Maldives

Address: H.Nookurikeela, Dhunbugas Magu, Male
Tel: 00960-3010635 (available only during working hours) 
       00960-3010639 (for Chinese citizen only)
Office Hours: 08:30-12:00, 13:30-16:00, Sunday to Tuesday (except holidays)

Procedure of Visa Application

1. Take a number first and wait for your number to be called.
2. Then, you can submit your application when your number is called.
3. Please return to the embassy for collection on the date mentioned on the pick-up slip.
4. Pay processing fee (if applicable) and check carefully about the information on your visa before you leave. 

Fee per Person

Types Maldivian Citizen Citizen of Other Countries USA Citizen
Single-Entry N/A USD 40 USD 140
Double-Entry N/A USD 60 USD 140
Multi-Entry with 6-month Validity N/A USD 80 USD 140
Multi-Entry with 12-month Validity N/A USD 120 USD 140
Service Fee for Same-day Collection USD 40 USD 40 USD 40
Service Fee for the 2nd-3rd Working Day Collection USD 30 USD 30 USD 30

1. Regular service: Visas can be obtained on the fourth business day after application. 
2. Maldivian passport holders do not need to pay any visa fee when apply from Embassy of China in Male.
3. Diplomatic and Service Passport holders are exempted from visa requirement into China.
4. Maldivians enjoy free entry to HK for a stay no more than 90 days, and they can get visa on arrival to Macao.
5. No express service would be provided unless in case of emergency. Express service needs approval of consular officials, and extra fee may have to be paid.
6. Even if you want to use urgent service, the consular officer has the right to decide whether to provide the service or not.

Basic Information about Maldives:
 Climate: Maldives spans equator and has the characteristic of tropical climate. It is hot all the year around, thus, the sunscreens is necessary.

 Safety Situation: The status of public security there is good and the crime rate is relatively low.

 Local Customs: Maldives is a Muslim country and its nationals pray for five times every day, respectively in sunrise, at noon, between 3.00p.m. and 4:00.p.m., in sunset and at night. At such time, the store will stop business for 15 minutes.

 Medical Treatment: Dengue fever is a prevalent disease in the islands country. The local status of medical treatment is limited, so it is better to take some commonly used medicines.

 Price Level: Many items in daily use are imported, so the price level here is high. The present currency is Rufiyaa. One America dollar can exchange 12 Rufiyaa. The dollar can directly circulate in market. 

 Please contact Embassy of Maldives in China if Maldivians are in troubles there.

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- Last updated on Mar. 30, 2023 by Brenda Lian -
Questions & Answers on Chinese Embassy in Maldives
Asked by Yashfan from MALDIVES | Nov. 30, 2019 04:09Reply
How long will take to get visa
After submit all the require application, how many days will take to get visa
Answers (1)
Answered by David from MALDIVES | Dec. 02, 2019 00:10

It normally takes four working days.
Asked by Afeef from MALDIVES | Nov. 22, 2019 03:04Reply
Maldivian based in the British Virgin Islands
Hi there, I’m a Maldivian based in the British Virgin Islands and I need to visit China for a week, am I required to process a visa in advance or can I get one on arrival? Please advise?
Answers (1)
Answered by Jackie from UNITED KINGDOM | Nov. 24, 2019 21:52

Yes, you need to process a visa in advance.
Asked by Yasfan from MALDIVES | Nov. 13, 2019 21:55Reply
I’m from the Maldives, to submit my visa applications does i need to submit hotel booking also.
If I wanna stay my friend house, what should I need to submit?
Answers (1)
Answered by Beth from USA | Nov. 14, 2019 19:04

If you wanna stay at your friend's house, you can submit an invitation letter from your friend and copy of his or her ID card if your friend is a Chine. If your friend is a foreigner, you need to submit a copy of your friend's residence permit of China plus the invitation letter.
Asked by Yashfan from MALDIVES | Oct. 01, 2019 05:36Reply
I’m from maldives. I want visit china for 10 days does i need Visa?
Answers (2)
Answered by Andrew from USA | Oct. 07, 2019 19:39

Yes, you need it.
Answered by Yasfan from MALDIVES | Nov. 13, 2019 20:25

which application will need to make a visa?
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