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Notice to the all Residence Visa Applicants

All Residence Visa applicants are requested to undergo Health Protection plan introduced by the Ministry of Health, Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine before submitting Residence Visa (New/Renewal) application to the Department of Immigration & Emigration ,with effect from 03rd June 2019.

Exempted categories from above plan are as follows,


  1. With Diplomatic passports and their dependents

  2. Who are attached to UN agencies and their dependents as recommended by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs

  3. Who are attached to USAID, KOICA, JAICA, US Peace Corps and their dependents

  4. Who are attached to Government Ministries / Departments /Agencies and Projects and their dependents

  5. Who are employed as consultants in Government to Government projects

For more details please visit official website of Ministry of Health, Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine


News & Events

Important Notice

Please be informed that all types of visa applicants are permitted to enter this department ONLY on prior appointment basis due to the Covid 19 pandemic. Applicants without prior appointment will not be allowed to enter the departmental premises under any circumstances.

Regional Office, Kurunegala shifted to a new building

The Regional Office, Kurunegala of this Department has been shifted to a new building at, No. 95, Negombo Road, Kurunegala from 05thOctober 2020.


Foreign Nationals are not allowed to enter Sri Lanka until further notice

All types of Visas already granted to all foreign nationals and not arrived to Sri Lanka yet, have been temporarily suspended. They will not be allowed to enter Sri Lanka until further notice.

Suspension of issuance of Visas in Sri Lanka due to the COVID – 19 Outbreak

All types of Visa issuance to enter Sri Lanka for all countries have been temporarily suspended