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Procedure NameBlock Import Control License


Block license

Responsible Agency       


Department of Import and Export Control

Address: 75 1/3, 1st Floor, Hemas Building, York Street, P.O. Box – 559, Colombo 01

Phone: +94-112-326774


Legal base of the Procedure

Import & Export Control Act No. 1 of 1969  

Processing time

Within three hours upon receiving correct documentation


License Fee – 0.2% of the Total Invoice value (C.I.F.)


Required Documents


Type of documents



Application Form

The applicant should be a Sri Lankan


Recommendation letter from Relevant Authority by authorizing importation of such Product



Two Copies of Performa Invoice



Original copy and the Photocopy of the Business Registration Certificate (if applicant is a Legal Person or National Identity Card(If applicant is a Natural Person)


5 Documents to show the history of importations   


Process Steps

Step 1

Applicant should submit a duly filled application form together with aforesaid required documentation.

Step 2 Submit documents to show history of importations 

Step 3

Department of Import – Export Control shall verify relevant documentation and entering data into license issuing computer system and forward approval of the Additional Controller .

Step 4

After approving License request the system generates processing fee as pay in-voucher.

Step 5

Applicant should pay processing fee as fee of the license, thereafter he / she submit Receipt of payment to the officer in charge.

Step 6

Block Licenses are issued with the signature of Additional Controller on behalf of Controller General Imports and Exports.



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