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Hassle-free Germany-Schengen Visa Procedures with Temporary Biometric Visa Centre


The German Embassy, in collaboration with the Maldivian government and Maldives Marketing & Public Relations Corporation (MMPRC) will be opening a temporary biometric visa application centre in Male’, Maldives. 

This is the second time Schengen Visa Application Services are being provided in the Maldives and it aims to provide easier procedures for Maldivian citizens who wishes to travel to Germany as well as those taking part in the ITB Fair in March 2020. In order to make the visa procedure a hassle-free process, a mobile visa clinic will be open from 3rd February 2020 to 5th February 2020.

This Clinic will take the bio-metric enrollments and documents from all the applicants who have made prior appointments. A total of 162 appointments have so far been booked and due to increased demand, the clinic services have been extended until 6th February 2020.”

A press release regarding the clinic

The clinic will carry on its services from 0900 hrs to 1800 hrs at the Foreign Ministry. All necessary services for biometric enrollments as well as filling documents from the applicants with prior appointments will be provided by the centre. Bookings for appointments will be open for the interested individuals till 1730 hrs of 25th January 2020. 

Plans for the visa application centre was disclosed in December 2019 by Jörn Rohde, the German Ambassador to Srilanka and the Maldives along with the Maldivian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Abdulla Shahid.

The Maldives has signed visa waiver agreements with Russia, UAE and Morroco during 2019. Currently, about 84 countries grant visa on arrival for Maldivian passport holders. 

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Canareef Resort Maldives Goes Green: Embracing Solar Panels for a Sustainable Future

The Maldives has been moving towards embracing a more sustainable future, and here is Canareef Resort Maldives' contribution!

Canareef Resort Maldives just took a bold move towards embracing a more sustainable future for the resort. The resort has just announced its initiative to install 720 solar panels on the property, marking a significant step in reducing its carbon footprint.

The final installation process for the solar panels is scheduled to be completed within one month. With this, Canareef Resort Maldives will be taking a major step towards environmental stewardship and responsible tourism practices. Upon completion, the solar panels are projected to generate an impressive 400kw of power. This will be a major contribution towards the resort’s energy needs.

This initiative extends beyond the guest area, as the solar panels cover the resort as well. With the solar panels, Canareef Resort Maldives will have a renewable energy source for various operations throughout the resort. In addition to this being a step towards sustainable tourism in the country, this will also integrate sustainability into the guest experience. Upon completion, the solar panels will provide sustainable energy to everything from the accommodation to the recreational facilities as well.

Additionally, the solar panels are also expected to reduce 10% of the fuel consumption at Canareef Resort Maldives.

About Canareef Resort Maldives

Canareef Resort Maldives is located in the southernmost atoll of the Maldives. This resort offers guests 271 beach villas, 2 restaurants, and three bars to enjoy. The resort is surrounded by turquoise waters, and 25 different dive spots guests can explore. Additionally, historical sites are abundant and protected areas guests can learn about as well.

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