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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

Establishment of the Regional Office, Kurunegala in new building

Department of Immigration and Emigration

Establishment of the Regional Office, Kurunegala in another building

The Regional Office, Kurunegala of this Department located at No. 129, Dambulla Road, Kurunegala is scheduled to be established at No. 95, Negombo Road, Kurunegala from Monday, 05thOctober 2020.

Hence, it is kindly informed that all the work done by the Kurunegala Regional Office will be done at the new work place.Since the computer system installed in the old office will be installed in the new building on 02nd October 2020 (Friday), It is further informed that Kurunegala Regional Office will not be open to the general public only on that day.



Controller General
Department of Immigration and Emigration

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