The UK Visa Application Center has started accepting visa applications today at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Maldives.

The Foreign Ministry said that the Visa Centre will take the biometric enrolments and documents from all applicants who have made prior appointments.

State Minister Khaleel officially opens the UK mission in the Maldives/ Photo: Foreign Ministry

It further said that the UK Government established the Visa Application Center in the Maldives at the request of the Maldivian Government, in order to ease the process for those applying for UK visas, especially for students going to the United Kingdom for higher studies.

The Ministry said that the Maldivian government was grateful to the Government of the United Kingdom for providing this service in the Maldives