Department of Immigration and Emigration

Sri Lankan Identity Overseas


Important : Stop getting imprisoned, paying penalty and facing unnecessary troubles by preventing from illegal entry to foreign countries, forgery of travel documents, misuse of a visit/ tourist visa for irregular employments and other purposes of diverse nature.

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

  • Post of Operational Assistant...
    10 04 2024 - 10:10 AM

    Open Competitive Examination for Making Recruitment for the post of Operational Assistant Grade III of Management Assistant Non - Technical -  Service Category 2 of the Department of Immigration and Emigration – 2023 (2024) Notice....

  • INVITATION FOR BIDS...
    27 02 2024 - 13:40 PM

    Procurement of Security Services for Department of Immigration and Emigration Contract No:  DIE/PRO/03/2024/01 Advertisement - DOWNLOAD Bidding Document....

  • Addendum 02...
    12 01 2024 - 21:50 PM

    Procurement of Supply of Five (5) Million e-Passports to the Department of Immigration and Emigration - Sri Lanka IFB No: PS/03/PB/PR/05/28/23 Advertisement ....

  • INVITATION FOR BIDS...
    05 01 2024 - 09:40 AM

    INVITATION FOR BIDS Procurement of Security Services for Welisara Detention Centre of Department of Immigration and Emigration Contract No:  DIE/PRO/03/2023/58 Advertisement - DOWNLOAD Bidding Document....

  • Addendum 01 ...
    28 12 2023 - 14:00 PM

    Addendum 01 Procurement of Supply of Five (5) Million e-Passports to the Department of Immigration and Emigration - Sri Lanka IFB No: PS/03/PB/PR/05/28/23 Advertisement -....

  • Bid Submission Date Extension...
    21 12 2023 - 10:00 AM

    Procurement of Supply of Five (5) Million e-Passports to the Department of Immigration and Emigration - Sri Lanka IFB No:....

  • Registration of Suppliers /...
    27 11 2023 - 13:10 PM

    Registration of Suppliers / Contractors for year 2024 - Ministry of Public Security Newspaper Notice - Download Main Application - Download Application for Foreign Suppliers - Download Instructions and Conditions Sheet....

  • INVITATION FOR BIDS (IFB)...
    10 11 2023 - 09:00 AM

    Procurement of Supply of Five (5) Million e-Passports to the Department of Immigration and Emigration - Sri Lanka IFB No: PS/03/PB/PR/05/28/23 - More....

  • INVITATION FOR BIDS...
    27 10 2023 - 13:20 PM

    INVITATION FOR BIDS Procurement for Supply, Delivery, Installation and Maintenance of 50 Nos. of Laptop Computers to the Department of Immigration and Emigration IFB NO: DIE/PRO/04/2023/56 Advertisement - DOWNLOAD Bidding Document....

  • INVITATION FOR BIDS...
    27 10 2023 - 12:20 PM

    INVITATION FOR BIDS Procurement for the Selection of a Service Provider for the Cleaning Service to Department of Immigration and Emigration. IFB No: DIE/PRO-/03/2023/45 Advertisement - DOWNLOAD Bidding Document....

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.

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 Tourist Visa

Extension of Visas for the Tourist 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.
  • 1962 / +94 112 101 500
  • +94 011 2885 358
  • controller@Immigration.gov.lk
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