Malé, Maldives – The High Commission of India in Maldives has addressed the problems faced by people in receiving visas due to the token system.
The High Commission said that they have understood that people submitting visa forms are facing difficulties with the token system. They noted that the Commission is working on stream lining the medical visa token system and to find a solution to the problems faced by the applicants.
Furthermore, the High Commission of India noted that the Indian borders have been closed since Covid-19 started to spread globally. However, due to the close relation between the two countries, Maldivians have been able to travel to India for medical purposes with a special visa since June 2020.
They added that while over 5000 visas were issued till now, 2000 of the medical visas were issued in 2021 only. The Commission reassured the public that they are trying to streamline the system and find a solution to the problems faced as soon as possible as the difficulties to the applicants deeply saddens them.
They have addressed the issue amidst concerns from the public on social media after local media reported that Maldivian citizens were queueing on the road in front of the Indian High Commission building for over 12 hours.
The Indian High Commission states that a solution is expected to be found within 2-3 days.