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Maldives stops issuing visas to Indian workers

  • An official of a prominent company said they have been unable to renew visas of their Indian employees
  • Two other companies have also confirmed that they have been unable to provide business visas for Indian nationals
  • Maldives Immigration Controller Mohamed Anwar has denied withholding business visas for Indian nationals

The Maldives government has stopped issuing business visas and work permits to Indian expatriates.

The human resources manager of a prominent Maldivian company told RaajjeTV that they have been unable to renew visas of their Indian employees, and that some Indian employees on holiday abroad have been unable to return.

The company official said that the visa issue has been occurring for two weeks now despite business visas usually being issued within three days. Two other companies have also confirmed that they have been unable to provide business visas for experienced Indian nationals needed for their projects.

Maldives Immigration Controller Mohamed Anwar has denied withholding business visas for Indian nationals. He did not confirm whether there have been changes to the visa policy.

Diplomatic ties between Indian and Maldives have been strained since the political turmoil in Maldives began. India has been pressuring the Maldives government to implement the Supreme Court order on February 1 to release nine political prisoners and reinstate 12 opposition MPs

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Moorthy
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Dear Indian patriots, still I wonder have you ever seen any of the Maldivian media’s or Indian media’s reporting about this issue even though so many discussions/messages are popping up here around in the forum!

How can we call for this, moral journalism or media ethics?

But still the big ? is the Government.

Manohar
Guest

Is that problem solved….. Maldives issuing visas for India workers or not….

John
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did any Indian received work visa

Roy Mathew
Guest

Nope!!!

Suresh
Guest

Maldives visa issuing stop Indian workers

Deepika
Guest

Any updates on work visa for indian,

Vikas Sharma
Guest

Hotels jobs

Kirubha
Guest

Maldives Embassy When will provide work visa for Indians? Any one know the answer?

Roy Mathew
Guest

Not yet… waiting for the immigration department to solve the issue!!!
Sponsorship/dependant visas have been started from April 8th, 2018.
Work visas and work permits are not issued at present. Talks are going on

Manu
Guest

Thanku for information we are hopfully waiting for the best my work visa applyed Feb 28

Varun
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Have you got any idea regarding how much time it will take?

Swapnil
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Any idea more how long it will take for this problem to be solved.?

Amjathkhan
Member

Hi do any one knows that visa issue of Indian has solved?? U r response really appreciate

Dharmendra Sunfront
Guest

Maybe the 1st May bro. Not sure

Deepu
Guest

In the grace of God it’s happening will very good. At the moment very very hard situations in Indian employees.

Suresh
Guest

Maldives working visa stop panni irukka

Manu
Guest

Any know about visa porblem malee they stop or not

Varun
Guest

When will the govt solve the work visa problem? Is there any discussions going on?
Does anyone know anything about this? How much time it will take?

Manu
Guest

No idea my hr giving me dead line date 7 may

amal
Guest

is that any updates on work visa prb
I have send so many mails to the Indian High commissioner of Maldives,but have not received any rplys

Manu
Guest

Kindly give the mail id indian.office in maldeclv

amit naik
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hi guys..
i think you guys should take help from our external affairs minister Sushma swaraj.. i heard she is the best person who could help u all during such emergencies.. you may contact her on below emails..

[email protected]
[email protected]
[email protected]
[email protected]
[email protected]

twitter : https://twitter.com/SushmaSwaraj

amal
Guest

i recently sent a mail to sushmaswaraj
And i tweet to sushmaswaraj and ravish kumar
Bt i didnt get any replys yet

amit naik
Guest

then only option is to call them ..land line numbers ..
23011127
23011165
23011127
23011165

amit naik
Guest

immigration is saying there is some audit going and might take some time… they r not giving any deadlines.. this will not sort out unless out govt interfere to sort out this once for all..keep pushing ,,

Varun
Guest

Is there any update about the visa problem? Our future is getting spoiled

Deepu
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Indian medias they are still no any discussion of this issue. When medias will talk about this problem then only the authorities will respond and take action .

Deepu
Guest

Indian medias will not talk any discussions of this issue. When medias will start to talk this problems, Then only the higher authorities Will mind and respond .At the moment nobody cares this series issue only the employees will face the tragedy. past two months lot employees will waiting for his visas. But the government and who the responsible persons are no discussion no action nothing. In any news channel no discussion. We don’t no the deadline’s

Nisha Noble
Guest

Hi , i have already sent mails to Sushma swaraj& maldives Indian embassies a month ago, but have no reply.

Amjathkhan
Member

Is there any update ..any Indian get work visa???

Amjathkhan
Member

Is there any new updates regarding work visa for indans

Swapnil
Guest

Even i have been waiting for my work visa since a month like you guys..i think it normally takes 3 days…i tried to contact the embassy and immigration, but they say they are issuing work visa and there is no problem like this(i think its a lie). Because of politic games normal human beings suffering..and nobody is ready to give a clear answer..at some point i feel like giving up my job in Maldives and try another job.. im loosing patience..And no money for survival. If anybody has any news regarding this issue please do share.

Varun
Guest

Any new updates?

amit naik
Guest

Hi Guys .. i dont think we will get any new visas.. better start looking for new jobs coz unless there is a pressure from indian government … nothing will happen… i have checked with some of my freinds in india.. no body knows about this ongoing serious issue… and no body will care about this issue unless it is highlighted in external affairs ministry…

neeru ind
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got some insider news that the visa process for indians will start from the 15th onwards.

Varun
Guest

Really!

amal
Guest

Is that confirm

amit naik
Guest

not confirmed,,, just rumor…

Amjathkhan
Member

really ??????

Arun
Guest

Is it true or just rumors

amit naik
Guest

hi guys.. inbox me ur email ids on [email protected].. so that we can share any updates on one group.. thanks

Varun
Guest

Any new updates? It’s been more than a month

Deepika
Guest

R u sure about that, please tell us clearly.

amit naik
Guest

Yes.. it’s been more than 2.5 months there is not a single new work permit issued by immigration to Indians ..

Rajeev
Guest

hi..any update of issuing new visas?

amit naik
Guest

No updates so far… I am sure this holy month of Ramadan will bring all of us good news.. let’s pray to God Allah to give us good news… Allah Hu Akbar !!!

Peter
Guest

HI Guys,
Any updates about the Visa, tomorrow is May 15

amit naik
Guest

nothing so far ..

Varun
Guest

Guys, please send a mail to the following email address and explain our problems.its the email address of first secretary Indian Embassy Maldives.only they can help us now.please send the mail asap.
[email protected]

Peter
Guest

Dear all,
I have just sent an e mail to the above address, the same has copied to the below address as well. Guys, please send e mails, lets hope the problem will be solved sooner.

[email protected]
[email protected]
[email protected]
[email protected]
[email protected]

saravanan s
Guest

DEAR PETER DID U SENT MAIL THAT WHICH U HAVE GIVEN ,ANY UPDATE ON THAT

Saranya
Guest

Any updates ???? For visa to Maldives for Indians????

amit naik
Guest

not yet.. Friday/sat offices are closed .. hopefully coming week ..

Peter
Guest

Nothing So far.

Nob
Guest

Nope

Amjathkhan
Member

Is there any hope ???

amit naik
Guest

lets hope for the best …

Varun
Guest

Have anyone got any idea regarding when will they resume issuing work visa to Indians?

Varun
Guest

We’ve created a watsapp group to discuss about the work visa problem, because everyone is not able to check the forum everyday….. interested people can send a message to 9562882309.we will add u to the group.

Prit
Guest

any update

amit naik
Guest

nothing so far ..

Prit
Guest

will it happen or not
it is taking too much time now

Prit
Guest

any idea by when

amit naik
Guest

No updates so far.. lets hope something will happen this well

Peter
Guest

So bad, no updates yet

amit naik
Guest

not yet,, lets hope for the best..

dabeer
Guest

They have not stpped the visa they have kept it on hold hope will be fine after the election

Prit
Guest

will they start after the election u mean

s chavan
Guest

till when will the problem be solves does anyone has an idea for that

Manikandan
Guest

Hi frnds did you receive work visa for maladives I applied im Feb 2108 bit still I can’t get

Arun
Guest

Hello guys visa opened for Indian please contact ur HRs

Amit
Guest

Is it true news ???

Vish
Guest

Have you got your visa? which field you are in?

Sourav
Guest

Who told u ?? N where it was posted ??

Aravindan
Guest

Is it true

prit
Guest

HR is saying NO

Yogesh
Guest

Please can someone reply have they started issuing work visas to indians ?

amit naik
Guest

not yet guys also no tentatives dates as well … just hope for the best..

amit naik
Guest

good news guys .. all the best …

https://edition.mv/news/6241

Prit
Guest

so any idea by when r they going to open

Peter
Guest

Hopefully, everything will be fine soon, lets hope for the best.

Peter
Guest

Hi friends,
Do you have any updates ?

Joel
Guest

Dear friends it is impossible to get job and visas in Maldives because government strictly advised private companies/ resort, hotels not to recruit Indians because government will not issue visas and further to deport Indians who working there because work permit Visa’s they won’t extend.

I know it is very hard for us. So please friends don’t waste time in trying Maldives instead try other good countries with better salary.

RAJI
Guest

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