Selected Regulations

The following are unofficial versions of selected regulations of the National Government of the Republic of the Marshall Islands. There are more regulations, but they are not readily accessible.

In the event of discrepancies between the posted regulations and the regulations as officially distributed by the agency or entity of the Government that promulgated them, the agency’s or entity’s version controls. See the Disclaimer page.

Agencies and entities may change or amend their regulations at any time. Accordingly, users of these regulations are advised to check with the originating agency or entity for any changes or amendments to the regulations prior to relying on them.

For more information on the regulations of the Republic of the Marshall Islands, please contact the Office of the Attorney-General, Republic of the Marshall Islands, P.O. Box 890, Majuro, MH 96960, Marshall Islands, phone 692-625-3244/8245.

  1. Banking Commission Regulations
    1. Anti-Money Laundering Guidelines for Designated Non-Financial Businesses and Professions (2022)
    2. Banks and FSPs Licensing Regulations-Final 9-23-2020
    3. Anti-Money Laundering Regulations, 2002 (2023)
    4. Guidance on Targeted Financial Sanctions for Banks, Financial Services Providers, and Designated Non-Financial Businesses and Professionals (2023)
    5. Memorandum from the Banking Commissioner to RMI Registered Attorneys regarding the Guidance dated June 26, 2023
    6. Anti-Money Laundering and Combating the Financing of Terrorism Guidelines for Banks and Financial Services Providers (Sep 2023)
  2. Citizenship Regulations, 2002
  3. Corporate Regulations 1995, Amended (as of April 4, 2020)
  4. Economic Substance Regulations, 2018 (as amended February 21, 2019)
  5. Election Regulations, 1993
  6. Environmental Protection Authority Regulations
    1. Earthmoving Regulations, 1994
    2. Environmental Impact Assessment Regulations, 1994
    3. Marine Water Quality Regulations, 1992
    4. Pesticides and Organic Pollutants Regulations, 2004
    5. Public Water Supply Regulations, 1994
    6. Solid Waste Regulations, 1989
    7. Toilet Facilities and Sewage Disposal Regulations, 1990
    8. Sustainable Development Regulations, 2006
  7. Foreign Investment Business License Regulations 2000, Amended
  8. Historic Preservation Office Regulations
    1. Regulations Governing the Conduct of Archaeological and Anthropological Research in the Republic
    2. Regulations Governing the Taking and Export of Artifacts
    3. Regulations Governing the Disposition of Human Remains
    4. Regulations Governing the Modification of Land
    5. Regulations Governing Access to Prehistoric and Historic Submerged Resources
  9. Immigration Regulations of 2009
  10. Marshall Islands Marine Resources Authority Regulations
    1. Marshall Islands Marine Resources Act Regulations, 1998
    2. Fishing License (Third Implementation Arrangement) Regulations of 2009
    3. Sea Cucumber Regulations of 2012
    4. Aquarium Fishery Regulations of 2015
    5. Aquaculture Regulations 2019
    6. Fish Harvest Regulations 2020
    7. Fish Processing and Export Regulations 2020
  11. Marshall Islands Social Security Administration Rule No. 2010-01 Regarding the Customary Adoption of Children
  12. Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matter Regulations, 2002
  13. Plant and Animal Quarantine Regulation, 2000
  14. Public Service Regulations, 2008
  15. Immigration Regulations of 2009
  16. Protected Areas Network Regulations 2020
  17. Prisoner Release Regulations
  18. Procurement Regulations
  19. Regulations Governing Conditional Release of Prisoners, 1993
  20. RMI De-listing & Unfreezing Procedures Revision date: March 2023
    1. United Nations Security Council Consolidated List
    2. List of Updates to the United Nations Security Council Consolidated
  21. United Nations Targeted Financial Sanctions (Terrorism & Proliferation) Regulations 2020
  22. Work Permit Regulations, 2007