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Incorporate a new company  (4) expand_more expand_less
Obtain licence to sell  (7) expand_more expand_less
Register a Revenue Management Division (RMD) number  (1) expand_more expand_less
Register as a CUSPCK user  (2) expand_more expand_less
Register as an importer  (1) expand_more expand_less
Obtain import liquor licence  (3) expand_more expand_less
Obtain customs clearence  (4) expand_more expand_less
Release cargo at Rarotonga International Airport  (2) expand_more expand_less

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Submit licence to sell application
(last modified: 11/08/2020)

Timeframe ( see details )

Waiting time until next step

10 mn  -  20 mn
25 days  -  30 days

Contact details

Entity in charge

Ministry of Transport

Avatiu Tel: 682 28810
Email: info.mot@cookislands.gov.ck
Directions: Google maps

Unit in charge

Corporate Services Division

Mon: 08:00 - 12:00, 13:00 - 16:00
Tue: 08:00 - 12:00, 13:00 - 16:00
Wed: 08:00 - 12:00, 13:00 - 16:00
Thu: 08:00 - 12:00, 13:00 - 16:00
Fri: 08:00 - 12:00, 13:00 - 16:00
Sat: closed
Sun: closed

Person in charge

Harriet Williams

Licening Manager
Tel: 682 28810
Email: harriet.williams@cookislands.gov.ck

Requirements

1. Application form - approval of a liquor licence to sell liquor in the Cook Islands (completed)
Application form - approval of a liquor licence to sell liquor in the Cook Islands (completed) (original)
2. Consent to disclosure of information (completed)
Consent to disclosure of information (completed) (original)
for every individual named in the application form, other than managers listed
3. 01 - Libre deuda de patente
Floor plan (Simple copy)
a copy of the floor plans of the proposed premises
4. 01 - Libre deuda de patente
Location map (Simple copy)
highlighting proximity to sensitive premises such as schools, churches, etc...
5. 01 - Libre deuda de patente
Photos of main entrance area (Simple copy)
6. Lease Documents
Lease Documents (Simple copy)
lease or rental agreement
7. Certificate of Company Registration
Certificate of Company Registration (original)
8. Owner’s permission in writing
Owner’s permission in writing (Simple copy)
9. Approval Letter
Approval Letter (Simple copy)
approval letter from Te-Aronga-Mana of the area
10. 01 - Libre deuda de patente
Business case (Simple copy)
detailing operation of the business your responsibilities as a host in managing the sale and control of alcohol; fire safety precautions; staff training and any other matter that will assist in determining your application
11. 01 - Libre deuda de patente
Valid Identification (Simple copy)
2 x forms of identification – passport and driver’s licence

Time frame

Waiting time in queue: max  5mn
Attention at counter: min   10mn - max   15mn
Waiting time until next step: min   25 days - max   30 days

Legal justification

1. Sale of Liquor Act
Sale of Liquor Act
Section 2 Applications for licence

Additional information

Under the Sale of Liquor Act 1991-1992 the sale or supply of intoxicated liquor to the public requires a licence. For further information please refer to the information sheet (attached) prescribed by the liquor licensing authority or contact the licencing manager

Complaints: Ministry of Transport

Entity in charge

Ministry of Transport

Avatiu Tel: 682 28810
Email: info.mot@cookislands.gov.ck
Directions: Google maps

Unit in charge

Corporate Services Division

Mon: 08:00 - 12:00, 13:00 - 16:00
Tue: 08:00 - 12:00, 13:00 - 16:00
Wed: 08:00 - 12:00, 13:00 - 16:00
Thu: 08:00 - 12:00, 13:00 - 16:00
Fri: 08:00 - 12:00, 13:00 - 16:00
Sat: closed
Sun: closed

Person in charge

John Hosking

Secretary of Transport
Tel: 68228810
Email: john.hosking@cooksilands.gov.ck
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