Department of Immigration and Emigration

Sri Lankan Identity Overseas



Citizenship

Citizenship Division offers you the services of registering your overseas born child/ children, renouncing Sri Lankan Citizenship, or registering person as a Sri Lankan Dual....

Passports

With effect from 10th August 2015, applicants applying for passports are required to provide digital photograph and fingerprints to the Department....

Visa Services

A Sri Lankan visa is an endorsement on a passport or a similar document to facilitate the legal entry of non Sri Lankans into the country and to regulate the period of....

Border Management

The major functions of this branch are to render an efficient service to the foreigners as well as Sri Lankans who travel in and out of the country through approved ports....

Latest News

  • Interview...
    12 01 2023 - 11:50 AM

    Recruitment to the Grade II of the post of Authorized Officer (Office / Field) - Service catergory segment 2 of the Department of Immigration and Emigration. Invitation for Interview on the results of Limited Competitive Examination held on....

  • Important Notice...
    31 05 2022 - 10:10 AM

    It is a mandatory to get a prior appoinment from the Department of Immigration & Emigration when visiting to obtain....

  • Golden Paradise Visa...
    31 05 2022 - 10:20 AM

    ‘Golden Paradise Visa’ is a special category of Residence Visa which is a permit for foreigners to obtain residence facilities for the purpose of making investment in a government approved bank. The spouse and the dependents of....

Our Vision

To be the best immigration service in the region


Our Mission

We regulate the entry and exit of persons, and provide citizenship services, while safeguarding the nation's security & social order, and promoting economic development.


Powers, Duties and Functions Of The Immigration and Emigration Department

As mentioned in the preamble of Immigrants and Emigrants act no 20 of 1948 it has been enacted to make provision;


  • For controlling the entry into Sri Lanka of persons other than citizens of Sri Lanka.

  • For regulating the departure from Sri Lanka the citizens, and persons other than citizens of Sri Lanka.

  • For removing from Sri Lanka undesirable persons who are not citizens of Sri Lanka, and,

  • For other matters incidental to or connected with the matters aforesaid.

Arrival / Departure e-Card

Event Calendar

Arrival / Departure e-Card

Submit your Arrival / Departure e-Card here...

Golden Paradise Visa

‘Golden Paradise Visa’ is a special category of Residence Visa...

NOTICE TO OWNERS OF REGISTERED PHOTO

Notice to Owners of Registered Photo Studios...

Important Links

Important Links...

Guidelines for Overseas

GUIDELINES FOR TRAVELLERS ARRIVING FROM OVERSEAS...

Media and Public Notice

Media and Public Notice of Department of Immigration & Emigration...

Extension of Visa

Extension of Visas for the Foreigners in Sri Lanka...

Guidelines

Guidelines for the Service Receivers...

Appointment

You must make an appointment before visiting to the Department....

Dual Citizenship Inquiry

Applicants can check the Status of their Dual Citizenship Application...

Visa Inquiry

Applicants can check the Authenticity of their Visa Application...

Authorized Studios List

Colombo, Ampara, Anuradhapura, Badulla, Batticaloa, Galle,...

Registration of Photo Studios

Registration of Photo Studios...

Electronic Travel Authorization

Welcome to the Electronic Travel Authorization (ETA) official website...


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CONTACT US

  • Dep. of Immigration and Emigration
  • "Suhurupaya", Sri Subhuthipura Road,
  • Battaramulla.
  • +94 011 5329 000
  • +94 011 2885 358
  • controller@Immigration.gov.lk
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