The Government Information Center

සිංහල Tamil
default style green style red style
YOU ARE HERE: Home Trade, Business & Industry Approvals, Permits & Licenses Block License - Unit 1
Question and Answer Type Full Information View

Obtaining Block License

PDF Print Email

Should provide part shipment licenses for the last 3 years

Note: If the applicant has not abided by the licensing conditions the issue of his Block license will be rejected.

Support Documents Required
Request Letter
Documents to show history of the importations

Submission Procedure
Making payments
Counter – Cashier
Submission of Indent Form, Request Letter and Documents with supported documents.
Counter – Unit 01


Step 1: Applicant should submit request letter to Unit 01 for Block License.
Step 2: Unit 01 examines importation history of the applicant for the past 03 years.
Step 3: Unit 01 directs the request to the Assistant Controller.
Step 4: Assistant Controller approves the request.
Step 5: Unit 01 charges the licensing fee of 0.1 % of the Invoice Value.
Step 6: Unit 01 issues the Block License.

Note: If Assistant Controller is not satisfied with importation history of the applicant, request will be rejected.

Time Line
Process Time Line: Within one day

Submission Time Line
Making Payments

Counter – Cashier
Time – 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
Working Days – Monday to Friday
Holidays – Public and Mercantile Holidays

Submission of Application Form

Counter – Unit 01
Time – 8:30 am to 4:15 pm
Working Days – Monday to Friday
Holidays – Public and Mercantile Days

Validity Time Line
Validity Period for block licenses will be 01 Year

Costs Related to the Service

Cost: No cost related on obtaining the application form

License Fee – 0.2% of the Invoice value

Penalties: If license conditions have been violated an additional license fee will be levied. Penalties vary from case to case.

Note: If the Applicant has imported goods without any license, an additional fee will be charged

Surcharge :No surcharge involved in this service.

Special Cases
If the Importation is done without a license a Goods Received License is issued with a penalty. Following documents are needed to obtain Import License.

  • Customer Documents
  • Explanation letter
  • Approval letter from the relevant Authority
  • Invoices and Indent Forms 04 of each
Service Respective Authority
Western drugs The Cosmetics Devices and Drugs Authority. (Ministry of Health).
Veterinary drugs The Department of Animal Production and Health in Peradeniya.
Homoeopathic drugs The Sri Lanka Homeopathic Council.
Ayurvedic drugs The Department of Ayurveda.
Surgical equipment Cosmetic Devices and Drugs Authority (Ministry of Health) and Department of Animal Production and Health

Organization Information

Department of Imports and Exports Control

No: 75 1/3,
1st Floor,
Hemas Building,
York Street,
P.O. Box - 559,
Colombo 01.

Mr. A. H. L. De Zoysa
Telephones:+94-11-2326774/+94 112 322046/+94 112 322053/+94 112 322007
Fax Nos:+94 112 328 486

Make a Complaint
Last Updated On: 2012-11-29 11:51:40
ICTA Awards

Contact Us

Latest News

Q & A on Coronaviruses

English / Sinhala / Tamil


Digital Intermediary Services

  » Train Schedule

Stay Connected

Last Update : 2023-01-26
Number of visitors:
Online Now : 2


Please provide following details

Please Fill Empty Fields
Invalid Contact Number
Name can contain only letters

Message can't be empty