A temporary Biometric Clinic for Germany-Schengen Visa has opened at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. This Clinic is organized by the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany to the Maldives with the assistance from the Government of Maldives and the Maldives Marketing and Public Relations Company.
The Clinic will take the biometric enrolments and documents from all applicants who have made prior appointments. A total of 162 appointments have so far been booked and due to increased demand, the Clinic services has been extended till 06 February 2020.
This is the second time Schengen Visa Application Service is provided in the Maldives and it aims to ease the difficulties Maldivians face while applying for Visas to travel to Germany, including those participating in Internationale Tourismus-Börse Berlin (ITB) Fair in March 2020.
The Government of Maldives is currently working with the German Government and VFS Global to complete the establishment of a permanent Schengen Visa Application Centre in Maldives, which will begin operations in March 2020.