Why do I need to do this? Follow this user guide if you need to register a business name under your business
Where can I apply for the service? You can apply in person at
How long will the process take? Same day as date of application (Day 1)


What are the fees and charges involved? •  Registration fee: MVR 100


Which documents do I need to submit?
Document Check for:
1 Business name registration application form •  All required fields filled correctly

•  Proposed business names in order of preference (up to 5)

•  Registered address of applicant (which will serve as the address of the business name to be registered)

•  Signature (if applicant is a business/government organisation, signature of an authorised person)

•  Seal (If applicant is a government entity or company registered for more than 15 days)

2 Copy of annual fee payment slip – (optional) •  Copy of annual fee payment slip if applicant is a company, partnership, cooperative society, NGO/organization that has to be registered with the Government of Maldives and required to pay annual fees.
3 Copy of registration certificate (optional) •  Copy of registration certificate if applicant an entity which is not required to pay annual fees.
4 Registration fee •   MVR 100



How do I apply for the service? Day 1:

1.   Lodge application at counter.

2.   If any information is missing, provide the required information.

If application is in order, receive invoice slip for payment.

3.   Make payment.

Receive the original of business name registration with signature and Ministry stamp.

What would I receive at the end of the process? •  Business name registration

•  Copy of payment receipt



Did you know: •  You must have a registered business (company, partnership, cooperative society or sole proprietorship) at the Ministry of Economic Development.

•  All applicants must be over 18 years of age

•  Payment by cheque is acceptable only with bank guarantees.

References: •  Business Registration Act

•  Business Registration Regulation  

•  User guide for business name approval



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