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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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Experience the Thrill of Summer with the Family Fun Summer Package at Sheraton Maldives!

Summer is almost here and Sheraton Maldives Full Moon Resort & Spa is inviting families to experience the breathtaking paradise of the Maldives. Travellers can now explore the thrill of summer and more at Sheraton Maldives with the ‘Family Fun Summer’ Package. If you were thinking about booking a family trip this one is perfect for you. With this amazing package children under 12 dine and stay for free! Families can also immerse themselves in a host of specially curated experiences. This includes educational kids club programs, coral propagation activities, as well as culinary and wellness journeys, all-embracing sustainable travel and catering to eco-conscious travellers.

Families planning a tropical getaway this summer can look forward to exciting adventures at Sheraton Maldives Full Moon Resort & Spa. The five-star resort welcomes families to explore the natural splendour of North Male Atoll on the private island of Furanafushi. Guests can choose from a range of premium villas and overwater bungalows that feature breathtaking views of the lush gardens, pristine white-sand beaches, shimmering blue lagoon, or the Indian Ocean.

Explore the Signature Side by Side Family Program this Summer

Guests can delve into the resort’s signature ‘Side by Side’ Family Program, designed to create memorable moments that bring families together. From cooking classes, mom and daughter face mask making, and Maldivian palm weaving to engaging fun games, ‘Side By Side’ promises cherished memories for families. The resort boasts seven restaurants and bars, each offering a variety of delectable menus sourced with fresh organic produce from Chef Garden and Furana Organic Garden, perfect for families.

A Touch of Sustainability with the Adopt a Coral Activity!

Guests are also invited to participate in the ‘Adopt A Coral’ – coral planting activity led by the resident Marine Biologist and learn about coral propagation to help grow new colonies in the resort’s lagoon. This program, part of Good Travel with Marriott Bonvoy, allows guests to create meaningful travel experiences. Families can enjoy a guided snorkelling tour or join a dolphin cruise on a traditional Maldivian Cruise Dhoni.

Enjoy More with the Family Fun Summer Package

With the ‘Family Fun Summer’ package, guests can savour daily breakfasts and buffet dinners. This includes Feast Restaurant or you can enjoy three-course à la carte meals at select restaurants. Kids will receive a special welcome amenity, and children under 12 can stay and dine for free. Additionally, complimentary access to the Kid’s Club is provided for children ages 4 to 12. The resort is conveniently accessible by a complimentary 15-minute speedboat ride, ensuring a stress-free journey for families.

Guests can reserve their extraordinary summer retreat before May 31, 2024. This is valid for stays until September 30, 2024. With this, guests can enjoy other benefits such as daily breakfasts and dinners, and complimentary access to the gym and kids’ club. Moreover, guests can also enjoy non-motorized water sports activities. For more information, visit the website at or book the Family Fun Summer package here. Marriott Bonvoy members can seamlessly earn and redeem their points on stays and experiences at the resorts. 

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