Ministry of Economic Development brings changes to expatriate workers quota policy

Ministry of Economic Development announced that they have brought changes to the policy followed in issuing quota to bring in expatriate workers to the Maldives.

According to an announcement issued by the Economic Ministry, employers seeking to bring in expatriate workers are required to submit a ‘project agreement form’ requesting for quota. This form will ask for information required to ensure that a project has indeed been assigned to the party seeking the quota. The form must either be notarized by a public notary or registered at the Civil Court.

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Under the amended policy, employers can request for quota starting from 1st January 2020, the submission of the project agreement copy will complete the application, said the ministry

The project agreement form will be available through the ministry’s website ( and through the Expats online system.

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