No Objection to Special Visa for Foreign Interns

This service can be used to request for a No-Objection Letter from the Ministry to acquire a special visa for foreign individuals to work as interns in the Maldives. The application should be submitted 30 days before the arrival of the intern in the Maldives.

Responsible Entity: Ministry of Tourism

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  • Students arriving for the internship training should be completing a course or research program in the sectors listed below:

  • Tourism, Travel, Hospitality, Tourism Management

  • Business, Administration, and Management

  • Media, Communication, Customer service, Public Relations

  • Human Resources Management

  • Food Production, Culinary, Pastry, Food and Beverage Services, Housekeeping, Guest Relation, Front Office Operation, Reservation

  • Engineer, Maintenance, Mechanical Engineer, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning, Civil Engineer, Electronics and Electrical Engineer.

  • Project Management

  • Environmental Management

  • Research

  • Environmental Management and Marine Research related Courses

  • Area of work for the Internship Approval

  • Food Production

  • Front Office

  • Engineer

  • Human Resource

  • Housekeeping

  • Food and Beverage Service

  • Project Management

  • Building and Construction

  • Accounting and Finance

  • Guest Relations

11. Sports, Recreation, Diving, Water sports

12. Research

  • Maximum internship duration for a foreign intern is 6 months.

  • For every foreign intern, two Maldivian interns should be trained. 

  • Internship duration for local students should be at a minimum equivalent to the training duration for the foreign intern OR an internship opportunity must be provided for local interns for the training duration as requested by the teaching facility the student is representing.

How to apply

  • Logging into your own account will direct you to the oneGov homepage.

Documents required

  • Cover letter

  • University letter

  • Passport (Foreign Intern)

  • Curriculum Vitae of Intern

  • Signed Internship Contract

  • Signed Job Description

After you apply

  • After successful submission, a notification will be sent to your email and phone. 

  • You can check the status of the request from the “My Applications” tab. 

  • Once the application is processed, a no-objection letter will be issued to Maldives Immigration.

Estimated time frame

All duly completed applications will be processed within 5 business days


What is eFaas and how can I create an eFaas account?

eFaas is the most common account used by individuals for transactions with various e-Government services online. Any Maldivian with a valid National ID Card can use eFaas to login. To create an eFaas account, sign up at or alternatively, visit and click to create an account.  Enter your ID card details. The serial number of your ID card can be found on the back of the card. If you have an existing account, you can sign in directly. If you have forgotten the password to your account, you may click on forgot password and reset your account from the link: 

Where can I register my business?

Businesses can be registered from the business portal of the Ministry of Economic Development from the link:

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