Employment Contract Attestation

As per Maldives Government's Gazette Notification dated 08.04.2013, attestation of employment contract/ employment letter is mandatory for employing any Indian national in non-Govt. sectors in Maldives.The attestation by Embassay of India is done in two steps:

Step 1 - Registration of Employers:

All individual and institutional employers should register with the Embassay of India if they are employing an Indian national for the first time. This is a one-time process. If the Employer has been already allotted a registration number by the Embassay, they do not have to register again. In such a case, please skip to Step-2.

To make the registration process easy and hassle free, it is completely Internet-based and the employers do not need to come to Embassay of India or meet anyone. Please scan all the documents below and mail it to the Embassay on attestation[at]hicomindia[dot]com[dot]mv. & attestation.male[at]mea.gov.in

For Individual Employer:-

1.    Employee Passport Copy
2.    Employer National ID Copy or Employer Passport copy
3.    Employee appointment letter or copy of the Employment Contract
4.    Completely filled Employer registration form (Click here to download form)

For Company or Firm:-

1.    Employee Passport Copy
2.    Employer National ID Copy or Employer Passport copy
3.    Employee appointment letter or copy of the Employment Contract
4.    Completely filled Employer registration form (Click here to download form)
5.    Company Registration Copy

No fee needs to be paid at this stage. On receipt of these documents by email, Embassay will send a Letter of Registration with an Employer registration number within two working days. This letter of registration will be communicated by return e-mail. So please ensure that the correct e-mail ID is given during registration.

Please note that registration process is completely email based. Scanned copy of form and supporting documents sent by post will not be accepted by the Embassay.

Step 2 - Attestation of the employment contract:

On receipt of the letter of registration, the Employer should visit the Embassay with the following documents for attestation of the employment contract:

For Individual Employer:-

1.    Employee Passport Copy and original
2.    Employer National ID Copy or Employer Passport copy and original
3.    Employment Contract copy and original
4.    Letter of registration issued by the Embassay

For Company or Firm:-

1.    Employee Passport Copy and original
2.    Employer National ID Copy or Employer Passport copy and original
3.    Employment Contract copy and original
4.    Letter of registration issued by the Embassay
5.    Company Registration Copy and original

Embassay will ensure minimum conditions like Salary, timely payment, timely renewal of work permit/visa, repatriation of mortal remains etc are included in the contract before attestation. A fee of MVR 345 will be charged as Employment Contract Attestation fee.


High Commission of India Male, Maldives