|- General Information|
|- Work Visa/ Study Visa / Long Term Resident Visa|
|- Visit Visa|
|- Business Visa|
|- Journalist Visa|
|- Visas for Expatriates|
|- New Passport|
|- New Passport for Under age (Minor Applicants)|
|- New Passport in Lieu of Lost Passport|
|- Renewal of Passport|
|- Inclusion of Children's Particulars in Passport|
|- Change of Name in Passport|
|- Emergency Travel|
|Registration of Birth
|Registration of Marriage|
|Registration of Death|
|Repatriation of human remains|
Guidelines on Issuance of Visas and Work Permits for Expatriates working and seeking to work in Voluntary Social Service Organizations/NGOs
As the number of foreign expatriates working in voluntary Social Service Organizations/NGOs who visit Sri Lanka to help affected people has rapidly increased over the last few years consequent to the natural disasters that occurred in Sri Lanka, the Government of Sri Lanka has identified that the procedures for the issuance of visas and work permits to these expatriates need to be streamlined.
While acknowledging the contribution made by NGOs/INGOs operating in Sri Lanka towards reconstruction and rehabilitation activities during the disaster periods, the Government of Sri Lanka has introduced a set of new guidelines for strict compliance in granting of visas to expatriates attached to those NGOs/INGOs.
Following are some of the key requirements laid down in the new guidelines :
Comprehensive details on the new procedures could be obtained from the Consular Division of the Sri Lanka Consulate General.
It may be noted that the granting or rejection or termination of visas is at the sole discretion of the Controller General, Immigration and Emigration as per the Section 14 of the Immigrants and Emigrants Act No. 20 of 1948 and Immigrants and Emigrants Regulations.