Vessels - Inward and Outward Clearance

Inward Clearance

All vessels calling in the ports of Maldives are required to obtain an Inward Clearance

The vessels are required to have an agent appointed in Male’. However, in the event that this is not possible before arriving in Maldives, Customs must be informed on VHF Channel 16 accordingly and appointment of an agent must be completed within 48 hours of arrival.

Customs Inward Clearance (except for those under diplomatic immunity), will be granted after approval has been obtained by the agent, from:

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 Defense and National Security.


Documents Required


Outward Clearance

According to Article 69 of customs regulation, any vessel, departing from Maldives to overseas by sea and air should obtain outward clearance before departure.


Documents Required


Outward Clearance Issuing Ports