London, United Kingdom
    Male', Maldives

    Temporary Travel Document

    Applying for a Certificate of Identity

    Maldivian citizens who have a child while residing in the United Kingdom could apply for their children to be issued a certificate of identity in order to travel or return to Maldives.

    Please note that these instructions apply to Maldivians wishing to obtain a certificate of identity for new born children only. For information on the renewal of an expired passport click here, for the issuance of a passport in the event that a passport has been lost, stolen or damaged click here, and for the issuance of a passport for the first time click here.


    Required Documents

    To apply for a certificate of identity for a new born, please forward the following documents to the High Commission:

    1. A covering letter requesting a certificate of identity, including details of the intended date of travel, contact details (phone number and postal address), and details of all enclosed documents
    2. Copy of the child's birth certificate
    3. Please email a digital copy of a passport-sized photograph of the child taken within the last month that complies with the requirements set out by Maldives Immigration. Details of these requirements can be found here
    4. Copy of the parents' marriage certificate
    5. Copies of the data page of both parents' passports
    6. Please email the Embassy on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for further application guidelines
    7. Passport fees (see below)

    Please ensure that all necessary documents are submitted when making your application

    Processing Time

    Following receipt of application, passport renewal will take approximately 7 days.

    Renewal will take longer if the necessary documents are missing, incomplete or not in accordance with requirements, and/or payment is incorrect.

    Travel Document Fees

    The following fee applies to all applications for a certificate of identity:

    Royal Mail Special Delivery (next day by 1pm)




    Form of Payment: The High Commission accepts bank transfers to the High Commission's Account.

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