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Investment guide

Investment Guide

Possible Options for establishing foreign investments in the Maldives

Foreign investors may choose, either to set up an investment wholly owned by foreigners or form joint ventures with Maldivian Nationals or companies registered in the Maldives. As such foreign investments may enter the Maldives under the following THREE options

A decision on all foreign investment proposals received by Invest Maldives, which meet the conditions, stated in Option I will be made and communicated to the investor within 10 working days, upon submission of all the relevant documentation listed in Annex 1.

A decision on all foreign investment proposals received by Invest Maldives, which meet the conditions stated either in Option II or Option III will be made and communicated to the investor within 30 working days, upon submission of all the relevant documentation listed in Annex 1.

Government Approved Investments

List of investments approved by the Government.

  1. Financial consultancy
  2. Auditing services
  3. Insurance services
  4. Water sports activities
  5. Commercial diving (salvage)
  6. Domestic air transport services
  7. Catering services for airlines
  8. Big Game fishing
  9. Technical support services i.e. photocopies, elevators, ATM machines etc
  10. Manufacturing of garments
  11. Water production, bottling and distribution
  12. Consultancy inpublic relation, editorial, advertising and translation services
  13. Packing and distribution of cement
  14. General Sales Agency , Passenger Sales Agency and Cargo Sales Agency for airlines and shipping lines
  15. Spa operations and management
  16. Water treatment plant
  17. Boat building
  18. Software development and relatedsupport services
  19. Financial leasing services
  20. Fish processing activities
  21. Traditional medical services
  22. Production of underwater photography, videography and post cards
  23. Block ice making
  24. Speciality Restaurants
  25. Professional business valuation services
  26. Flying School
  27. IT System integration and implementation services
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