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To: Owners of registered Photo Studios
From: The Dept. of Immigration and Emigration


In line with the Department’s policy in issuing high quality passport to the nation, it has been decided to further improve quality of passport photos receive through Photo Studio Solution. Accordingly, with effect from 1st of March, 2018, the Department will apply increased level of photo quality checks before being accepted by the system.  While the additional quality checks will help us achieving required international standards, it would also likely to increase number of photos rejected by the system.

We request you to take good note of increased level of quality checks and to make every effort to submit quality photos to avoid inconvenience.

We count on your support and corporation in this endeavour and should have further questions, please contact our telephone 011 5329313 for further information.

Please ensure if you have these facilities in your studio.


Controller (Travel)
Department of Immigration and Emigration


News & Events

Change of Contact Number on Photo Studio Registration

Please be informed that the contact number 011 5731028 will be changed to 011 5329313 with effect from 29.12.2016. The current number 011 5731028 will not operate thereafter. For any information and queries on photo studio registration and operation contact us on 011 5329313.

ETA charges has been revised

ETA charges has been revised from 28/12/2015 onwards. More information http://www.eta.gov.lk

An Another Great Achievement

Department of Immigration and Emigration has achieved Quality  Management Certificate from the Sri Lanka Standards Institution in accordance with the requirements of ISO 9001:2008 / SLS ISO 9001:2008.

(Certificate No.   QSC 07283)

Registration of Photo Studios

Department of Immigration and Emigration has made arrangements to issue the Sri Lankan passport with a photograph of international standards. Applications are called from the studios which have fulfilled basic requirements to undertake the aforesaid task, to be registered under this department.

Click to Register


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