What is a Quota?

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.

 

Who does not need a Quota?

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

 

Who should be responsible for the Quota?

The employer should be responsible for the Quota

 

How to apply for a new Quota?

  1. Get registered in the X-pat Online System (Xpat) through Online Registration.
  1. Employer himself or can appoint a representative to transact on behalf of an Individual or companies.
  1. 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)

 

Categories for which quota can be issued

  1. Commercial Category
  2. Government Category

Commercial Category:

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 (color copy)
  • S.T Registration Certificate/ Receipts (Colour Copy)
  • 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

 

Government Category:

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.

 

Other Services:

  1. Quota Extension
  2. Quota Increase

Quota Extension:

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.

Quota Increase:

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.