BUSINESS SERVICE

 

Service:

Issuing re-export license

Why do I need to do this?

Follow this user guide if you need a permanent or temporary re-export license for re-export of goods from the Maldives.

Where can I apply for the service?

You can apply in person at MED <pop up street address>

How long will the process take?

Same day as date of application (Day 1) for permanent re-export licenses, and the following day (Day 2) for temporary re-export licenses.

 

What are the fees and charges involved?

None

Which documents do I need to submit?

 

Document

Check for:

1

Re-export license application form

§  All required fields filled correctly

§  All documents listed in the application form are submitted

§  Signature (If applicant is an individual, his/her signature. If applicant is a business/government organisation, signature of an authorised person)

§  Seal (If applicant is a government entity or company)

2

Invoice stamped by Maldives Customs Service

§  A copy of the invoice for items to be re-exported, with price officially endorsed and stamped by Maldives Customs Service

3

Copy of bonded warehouse registration

§  A copy of the bonded warehouse registration certificate issued by Maldives Customs Service

4

Copy of registration certificate

§  Copy of registration certificate of business.

 

5

Re-export agreement (if applicable)

§  Copy of the re-export agreement, if applicant is applying for permanent re-export license.

§  A re-export agreement is not required for temporary re-export licenses.

 

How do I apply for the service?

Day 1:

1. Lodge application for re-export license at counter.

2. If any information is missing, provide the required information.

 

* If license cannot be approved, Ministry will inform you of the issue and instruct for amendment as applicable.

 

3. If approved, receive original of re-export license and sign form as proof of receipt.

 

What would I receive at the end of the process?

§  Original re-export license

 

 

Did you know:

§  You must have a registered at the Ministry of Economic Development.

§  You must have a valid re-export agreement registered with the Ministry (in case of permanent re-export licenses).

§  You must have a copy of the invoice for items to be re-exported, officially endorsed and stamped by Maldives Customs Service.

§  You must have a copy of the bonded warehouse registration certificate issued by Maldives Customs Service

§  For all application types, ensure that any items prohibited by the Maldivian law, or allowed only with special permit are not included in list of items for export.

§  If you have to obtain clearances/permits from other relevant Ministries, ensure that any additional documents that should accompany the permit are also submitted along with the application.

§  If you wish to export items that have been imported to the Maldives for which they have paid import duty, the export license issued should state this.

§  The total value of estimated exports will be rounded off to the nearest 100.

§  A minimum of MVR 100 is required as total value of estimated exports in an year (CIF value) per export license.

§  Payment by cheque is acceptable only with bank guarantees.

 

References:

§  Export and Import Act of the Maldives <LINK>

§  Export and Import Regulation <LINK>

§  List of prohibited items for export <LNK>