India not suspending visas for Maldivians: Ministry

  • The ministry said this in a tweet following media reports on India’s visa suspensions
  • Maldivians in trivandrum have claimed that Indian authorities are no longer issuing dependent visas
  • India has also previously claimed that they have not changed their visa policy.

K. Male' | Humaam Ali | 21-March-2018 | Wednesday 15:48 | HumaamAli | Local | 3,333

Maldivians inside the Maldives consulate in Trivandrum -- Photo by: Twitter

The foreign ministry has said India confirms it has not stopped issuing visas for Maldivians travelling to India for purposes other than tourism.

The ministry said this in a tweet following media reports on India’s visa suspensions.

In the tweet, the foreign ministry said the Indian Embassy in Male’ has confirmed that there has been no change in the Indian government’s visa policy.

Maldivians living in India’s Trivandrum have sent letters to foreign minister Dr Mohamed Asim, claiming that Indian authorities have said that they no longer issue dependent visas to Maldivians.

India has also previously claimed that they have not changed their visa policy. However, Maldivians in Kerala state have also been having visa issues.

While India has expressed concern over the political crisis in Maldives, it has not yet taken any official action against the neighboring archipelago.



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