immigration dep


To be the best immigration service in the region.

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


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  • Granting required entry endorsements in travel documents of persons other than citizens of Sri Lanka at approved entry points. (See sections 11 & 13 of the act)
  • Keeping and maintaining a register of persons who are non citizens of Sri Lanka at entry points. (See section 26)
  • Stamping the travel documents of persons leaving Sri Lanka at departure points and maintaining records there in. (See regulation 56)
  • Identification of persons entering and leaving Sri Lanka at approved ports. (See section 37)


  • Exercising the powers vested by or under the Immigration & Emigration Act.
  • Performing the duties assigned by or under the Immigration & Emigration Act.
  • Issuing visa to persons other than citizens of Sri Lanka to enter and stay in Sri Lanka, and border controlling. (See part III of the act)
  • Issuing travel documents to the citizens of Sri Lanka. (See part VII of the act.)
  • Maintaining detention places approved by the minister. (See section 48)
  • Conducting investigations on violations of provisions made by or under the act.
  • Keeping and maintaining the information and records connected to the functions mentioned above.
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