The Consular Section of the High Commission provides services for the Maldivians including assisting to renew the passports, ID Cards, assist in obtaining visas for foreign countries, whose diplomatic missions accredited to Maldives are based in Sri Lanka.
- The High Commission staff make consular visit to those Maldivians who are arrested in Sri Lanka and provides consular assistance.
- The High Commission also issues unofficial English translation of documents such as birth certificate if needed for any purposes by concerned authorities in Sri Lanka
Consular staff cannot use their position to influence unduly or bypass local laws or processes. While consular staff can sometimes use their knowledge and understanding of the local environment to facilitate support, they must work within the legal and administrative constraints applying in their host country.
In carrying out duties, our staffs are bound by rules governing consular work.