Quota is a permit required for Individuals or Companies to employ foreign workers to Maldives for a commercial purpose. The purpose of the Quota is to maintain a minimal and legalized expatriate labor force.

Categories for which quota can be issued

  1. Commercial Category
  2. Government Category

For domestic occupation a quota is not required (eg. domestic servant, attendant, domestic driver)

The employer should be responsible for the Quota.

  1. Get registered in the X-pat Online System (Xpat) through Online Registration.
  2. Employer himself or can appoint a representative to transact on behalf of an Individual or companies.
  3. After completing the above formalities quota requested will be submitted to the Xpat.

Note: Quota application will be processed within working 15 days if all the documents are in order (after site inspection)

Under the Commercial Category individuals and companies must obtain a Quota. This includes both professional and non-professional categories.

Documents required for Commercial Category:

  • Company Registration
  • Business Profit Tax
  • T Registration Certificate/ Receipts
  • Picture of Work Site (Inside / outside view of site)
  • List of Maldivian Employees
  • Pension Registration

Note: Additional Documents will be required for different Work Types

Under the Government Category government and government companies must obtain a quota to recruit foreign workers. This includes both professional and non-professional categories.

Documents required for Government Category:

  • Letter requesting the total number of foreigners to be recruited
  • Board Resolution (Government companies

Note: Additional Documents will be required for different Work Types.

In order to extend a Quota the employer has to submit through “My Online Applications” of the XPAT user portal. Quota Extension Form should be submitted with the application.

Note: Additional Documents will be required for different Work Types.

In order to increase a Quota the employer has to submit through “My Online Applications” of the Xpat user portal. Quota Modification Form should be submitted with the application.

Note: Additional Documents will be required for different Work Types.

Comments are closed.

Close Search Window