All vessels, (except diplomatically cleared), must notify Customs the intended departure time at least 24 hours in advance of departure.
The Departure Permit (Port Clearance Certificate) can be obtained by producing the following documents at least 1 hour in advance of departure time.
In atolls and islands where there is no Customs Unit established, Outward Clearance will be granted by Customs Officers on regional duty or through Atoll Offices.
Local agents appointed for ships and yachts must be business concerns registered with Ministry of Trade and Industries.
The following documents are required in order to register as Agents with Customs.
To change the designated agent of vessels, the following documents are required by Customs.
All vessels calling in the ports of Maldives are required to have
To obtain Inward Clearance, the captain or skipper of the vessel must produce the following documents to the Customs Officer boarding the vessel.
In atolls and islands where there is no Customs Unit established, Inward Clearance will be granted by Customs Officers on regional duty or through Atoll Offices.
If the first Port of Arrival is an island other than Male', the agent must obtain approval from Ministry of Defence and National Security.
Embarking on and disembarking from vessels are permitted only after the Inward Clearance has been granted and may be carried out only in areas permitted by Customs.
Yachts intending to visit Male' atoll resort harbours are required to obtain permission only from Customs.
For vessels wanting to visit atolls other than Male', the Inter Atoll Travelling Permit (IATP) is required, and can be obtained from Customs by producing the following documents.
Upon return to Male' from the atolls, the IATP must be handed over to Customs.
When required to move a vessel from one local harbour to another, a written request explaining the need must be filed with Customs.
|CPC||CPC description||Free %|
|C400||Imports to pvt sector ...||00.00|
|C404||Importation for tourism industry...||00.00|
|C446||Importation for tourism industry...||100.00|
|C447||Importation for tourism industry...||75.00|
|C448||Importation for tourism industry...||50.00|
|C465||Preferential duty rates under sa...||00.00|
|C466||Preferential duty rates under sa...||00.00|
|C476||Ex-warehouse for tourism industr...||00.00|
|C479||Ex-warehouse for tourism industr...||100.00|