How to obtaining a Licence

You have to  make a request in-writing to the licensing division of SLBFE with the national identity card of the applicant to apply for a new license of foreign employment.

·                      You have to face an interview

·                      Licence application form fee- Rs.5000/=

Consequently you shall have an office which;

•         Is situated in an easily accessible place where public transport is available
•         Have a floor area of at least 500 square feet
•         Have telephones with IDD facilities, fax, computers, databases, type writers, photocopiers & trade testing facilities

You shall submit the following documents:
•         Business Registration Certificate or certified copy of Form 48 & Articles and Memorandums (If registered under the
          companies Act)
•         Layout plan of the office and the lease agreement or deed of the premises
•         Affidavits regarding citizenship of the partners of the business / company
•         Two recent testimonials in support of the character and reputability of the person who is in charge of the foreign 
           employment agency. One of these should be from the local Gramasevaka Niladhari of the area where he resides 
           confirming that the person who is applying for the license has been living in that area.

•       A bank guarantee of a sum of Rs.750,000/- from a commercial bank issued on behalf of you or your agency

•       New  Licence fee- Rupees Two hundred  thousand(Rs.200,000/= excluding NBT+ VAT)

•       You should also furnish the following documents of yourself and the other partners or Directors of the agency:

                    - Birth Certificate(s)
                    - Personal bio-data(s)
                    - Photocopies of their National Identity Card(s) or Passport
                    - Police clearance reports from the nearest police station
                    - A passport size photograph of the officer in charge of the agency

After submission of the above documents, a team from the SLBFE would visit and inspect the premises and check the authenticity of the documents before granting  the approval for the license.The license which you have obtained would be valid only for a period of one year from the date of issue.