Maldives Work Permit Visa: How to find a job as a foreigner?

Brief About Maldives

Maldives is a most beautiful South Asian country (Republic of Maldives). It is located in the Arabia sea of Indian ocean. It has total of 1,192 coral island grouped by 26 Atolls.

Language: Dhivehi.
Currency: MVR (Maldivian Rufiyaa).
Economy Stands by: Resorts & Fish business.

Maldives is one of the popular destination for traveler which has 200 inhabited islands and over 150 luxury resorts. It is portrayed by travel companies.

Maldives also recruiting manpower to filled in their different project for country economy development. It offers job in different category; as example: Resorts, Hotels, Shopping Mall, IT, Engineering and others.

If you’re looking for a job in Maldives; you need to get work permit to be legal to worked in. In this article, you’d learn about how to find a job, offer of employment & how to get work permit to travel in Maldives.



How to find a job in Maldives?

It is as simple as easy to find a job in Maldives but hard if you do not have any specific job (position) target or if you’re not experienced. If you are higher secondary to post graduation degree passed having at least one years of work experience then it is easy to find a job within a month or two or even faster.

I will mention one of the top classified website of Maldives and other jobs site so you can choose right job for you. Here are the list of website where you can check out to find your desired job position:

1. Ibay.com.mv:

Ibay is one of the top classified website (alone) which is a great place to find a job and apply immediately after confirmed registration. Also you will be able to connect with employers directly via messaging or chatting using this platform. You can contact them directly over phone too which is not recommended.

To find a job via ibay.com.mv, you need to open their web page and choose the jobs via browse category as shown below on the image.

finding a job via ibaycommv in maldives

Then, choose the right category from Jobs section as shown image below (example: retail),

choose the right job category from Jobs section

Here are an example of job I’ve chosen for you if you’re a marketing expert; where you can apply to: To apply for a job, you always have to be logged in your account, write an excellent cover letter. Also send a quality resume or curriculum vitae for better response.

Marketing Executive Job in Maldives

To apply for this Marketing Executive job and others click on Apply / Send CV highlighted tab. There will be a messaging and attach option where you can write cover letter or attach both CV or Cover letter.

send resume or cv to apply for marketing executive job in maldives

To find more jobs visit ibay.com.mv and browse by each categories to find your desired job opportunity.

Note: Do not apply if they’re mentioning that the job posted by not available for foreigner.

2. Job-Maldives.com

Job-Maldives is the largest job search site in Maldives. It looks like a blog related job site where different types of jobs category posted regularly which most based on Resorts and hotel industry.

This job search site takes longer time to load and that is why it is not recommended from my point of view. But still you can search because you will get latest jobs which is genuine.

If you’re using high speed internet connection then you can visit this nicely. While searching jobs on this site, close all other tabs so it will hopefully load faster.

3. Vazeefa.mv:

Vazeefa is 2nd largest job search site in Maldives. You can easily find out the right jobs you’re searching for. But the main issue with the jobs posted on this site copied from other sources which looks not great for me.

Still if you’re having less time to watch out jobs on ibay.com.mv then it is probably the best option to search jobs quickly as it is much faster than all other job search site found in Maldives. You can visit: https://vazeefa.mv/jobs

4. Jobmaldives.io:

JobMaldives.io is a new job search site in Maldives which you can use to find a job easily. It is somehow similar to Vazeefa.mv and other job site online.

5. Job.mv:

Job.mv is another new job search site which can be used to find a job. You need to choose the exact category, find the right job the apply. It is very much similar to Vazeefa and JobMaldives.io.

6. Career-Maldives.com:

Career-Maldives is another new classified job site for job seekers who are search for a job. It is also similar to other job search site in the Internet. You can simply browse the jobs by category.

All of these classified and job search site are good but ibay.com.mv is excellent from my prospective to find a good job as it is posted by employer and I got it very useful. Now its up to you.

Offer of Employment:

Once you are selected for a job interview you’ve applied for and chosen as a successful candidate your employer provide you an Offer of Employment which is the proof of your selection.

Note: To be chosen by an employer, you’re required to submit these documents as proof of your qualification which should be attached when you apply for a job.

a. Curriculum Vitae or Resume,
b. A great Cover Letter,
c. Educational Certificates,
d. Previous Employer Details,
e. Service Letter or Experience Certificates.
f. References by a company or co-workers.
g. Additional work activities.

Why do you think you’re a great fit for specific position should be included.

Maldives Work Permit & Visa Procedures:

Once you’re qualified for an Offer of Employment after successful job interview; your employer apply for work permit to Immigration of Republic Maldives. It takes not more than one week but you’ll be asked to provide below documents to start processing your work permit by employer.

1. Passport.
2. Photograph.

Once your employer received work permit approval from Immigration of Republic Maldives; s/he will send you via mail. Now you’re ready to purchase fly ticket from your destination to Maldives. You must have work permit letter copy, passport and your home country permission Migration card to fly for working in Maldives.

Once you reach into Maldives, your employer will send you to reputed hospital or health center for medical check up and the result comes in next few days. It would take couple of weeks to get Identification Card (ID) to work in Maldives and the original work visa(1 year first and renew it each year) will be issued on your passport. That’s it.

Now you’re ready to work in Maldives but most of the time when you arrive in Maldives; from next day your works start so you do not need to be worried as your employer would take care of you.

Conclusion

Finding a job, getting offer of employment and work permit approval is the only way to travel and work in Maldives. There should be any issue after all. So hopefully this sort of information would help you to search a job and understand the work permit and visa procedure of Maldives.

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