What is the process when imported goods arrive?
- Postal articles will be opened in the Post Office by the recipient or Maldives Post Limited, in the presence of a Customs Officer for assessment of value or the presence of prohibited or restricted goods.
- Where goods are of no interest to Customs they will be delivered by Maldives Post Limited to the relevant postal office for delivery to the address on the postal article.
- Where goods are declared or assessed as being valued at MVR6,000 or more Maldives Post Limited will maintain control of the postal article. Maldives Post will forward a notification on behalf of Customs to the recipient (the importer/receiver) which provides advice about what must be done to obtain clearance of the goods.
Please note: Maldives Post has sole responsibility for delivery of postal articles, so any enquiries about location of postal articles, deliveries, or requests to return to sender must be directed to Maldives Post Limited.
You will not need to clear the goods or pay customs duty, taxes or any charges unless the goods have a declared or assessed value of more than MVR 6,000.