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  • Secretary of State John Kerry (State Dept.)

    Maldives Independence Day Message

    July 25, 2014: On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States, I congratulate the people of the Republic of Maldives on the 49th anniversary of your independence on July 26.

  • Ambassador Sison with the Honorable Minister of Foreign Affairs, Dunya Maumoon. (State Dept.)

    Celebration of the 238th birthday of the U.S.

    July 7, 2014: Ambassador Sison's Remarks at the Independence Day Reception.

  • South Asia Environmental Security Forum

    South Asia Environmental Security Forum

    June 2, 2014: U.S. Pacific Command, in partnership with the Maldives National Defence Force, will conduct a South Asia Environmental Security Forum 2-5 June 2014 in the Republic of the Maldives.

  • US Embassy Delivers English Books to Maldivian Students

    US Embassy Delivers English Books

    March 2, 2014: The United States Embassy, in partnership with the Maldivian Ministry of Education, delivered 983 books worth nearly $13,000 USD (201,000 Rufiyaa) to the Gnyaviyani Atoll Education Center in Fuvahmulah, Maldives today.

  • Secretary of State John Kerry at the release of the 2013 Annual Country Reports on Human Rights. (State Dept.)

    2013 Country Reports on Human Rights

    February 27, 2014: Remarks by Secretary of State John Kerry on the release of the 2013 Annual Country Report on Human Rights. [Maldives]

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  • Message for U.S. Citizens in Maldives
    Message for U.S. Citizens in Maldives

    June 30, 2014: Sheela Krishnan, the Head of the American Citizen Services Section, U.S. Embassy Colombo, will be able to perform pre-arranged passport renewal and notarial services during the afternoon of Monday, July 7, 2014 by individual appointment in Maldives. If you wish to renew your passport or use Embassy notarial services, please email us at colomboacs@state.gov before close of business on Wednesday, July 2, 2014 with your name, the type of service required and your telephone number. 

  • U.S. Embassy Launches Photography Contest to Mark Press Freedom Day

    April 28, 2014: The U.S. Embassy is conducting a photography contest from April 28-May 9 to mark World Press Freedom Day 2014. Themed ‘The Power of Media Freedom’ the contest is open to participants of all ages in Sri Lanka and Maldives to submit an original photograph depicting the theme. The Embassy will also launch its official Instagram page @USEmbSL in conjunction with the contest. Participants from Sri Lanka and Maldives must submit their Instagram and Twitter entries using hashtag #MediaFreedomSL and #MediaFreedomMaldives respectively to the Embassy’s Twitter handle or Instagram page: @USEmbSL. On May 21, a special panel of judges will pick winners for Sri Lanka and Maldives, awarding them with smartphones.  

  • Ambassador Sison's Remarks at the English Books Delivery Event

    March 2, 2014: We are proud to support the success of Maldivian students through the friendship and goodwill of the American people! This book delivery is the first donation in a series of eleven donations throughout Maldives that will provide much-needed English language books to schools in the atolls.  

  • Ambassador Sison's Remarks for Fulbright MOU Signing with Maldives MFA

    January 29, 2014: The Fulbright program is the most prestigious academic scholarship that the United States government sponsors. Since 1946, when Senator William Fulbright proposed this new program, we have seen almost seven decades of exchanges, including top scholars and students from all around the world. In total, more than 325,000 Fulbrighters, representing 155 countries, have participated in the Fulbright Program since its inception.  

  • US Embassy Conducts Anti-Terrorism Assistance Program for Maldivian Police Service

    January 23, 2014: The United States Embassy, along with the Maldivian Police Service, concluded a 12-day training program on “Vital Infrastructure Security” as part of the Diplomatic Security/Antiterrorism Assistance (ATA) Program in Male’ today. The program introduced Maldivian law enforcement and those responsible for high-risk infrastructure sites – sites such as banks, power plants, water purification centers, hospitals, ports of entry – to a systematic approach for securing these essential locations from terrorist attacks. 

  • Questions and Answers given by Spokesperson Jen Psaki on Maldives Final Elections, during Daily Press Briefing on November 18, 2013

    November 19, 2013: MS. PSAKI: Let’s see. As Embassy Colombo noted in its statement last night, the United States Embassy extends its – or, we extend, the United States extends its sincere congratulations to Abdulla Yameen for his election on November 16th as the next President of the – of Maldives. The U.S. and Maldives have a long history of cordial relations and we look forward to continuing this partnership with the new president and his administration. The extraordinarily high turnout on November 16th was a tribute to the Maldivian people’s commitment to the democratic process and democratic values. The United States Government reiterates its friendship with the Maldivian people as they work to build a peaceful and prosperous future. 

  • U.S. Embassy Statement on Maldives Final Elections

    November 17, 2013: The United States Embassy extends its sincere congratulations to Abdulla Yameen for his election on November 16 as the next President of Maldives. The United States and Maldives have a long history of cordial relations, and we look forward to continuing this partnership with the new President and his Administration. The extraordinarily high turnout on November 16 was a tribute to the Maldivian people's commitment to the democratic process and democratic values. The United States Government reiterates its friendship with the Maldivian people as they work to build a peaceful and prosperous future.  

Change is coming!

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    Applying for a visa? Change is Coming!

    In September the application process for US visas will be changing. Please check back here frequently for updates!

2013 Investment Climate Statement

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