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Debit the Goods Imported under the Licenses

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  • Applicant should have a valid license with Valid Time duration and Valid information.
  • Applicant should conform to the Licensing conditions.

Support Documents Required

  • Bills of Lading
  • Invoices
  • Customs Declaration Form (CusDec)
  • Bank Documents
  • Import documents


  • If the license period is expired, a letter for extension should be provided with valid reasons for the delay.
  • If the invoice value exceeds the license value, an application should be submitted to enhance the value.

Submission Procedure
Making Payments
Counter – Cashier

Submission of Indent Form, Request Letter and Documents with support documents
Counter – Unit 01

Indent Forms
No Indent Forms for this service. Support documents should be provided to the Unit 01


Step 1: Applicant submits all the necessary Support Documents.
Step 2: Unit 1 checks all the Support Documents with the license detail.
Step 3: If the applicant has not abided by the license conditions, debit the imported goods in the license with the approval of the Assistant Controller.
Step 4: Credit documents are given to the applicant. One copy is kept with the department for office use.

If the Applicant has not abided by the licensing conditions, the Assistant Controller charges additional licensing fee.
If the import value exceeds the licensing value due to any reason, any additional fee is charged from the applicant with the approval of the Import/Export Controller.
If the import period does not tally with the license validity period, the applicant has to request for an amended license by a request letter.
If the import goods do not tally with license goods, amended license should be obtained.

Time Line
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 Indent Form, Request Letter and Documents with support documents

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

Validity Time Line :The Applicant can debit the goods during the license validity period.

Costs Related to the Service

Cost: No cost is involved in obtaining the application form.

Fee: No fee related to the service

Penalties :Additional will be charged from the offenders of the license conditions. Additional fee vary from case to case and the amount of additional fee will be decided by the Assistant Controller.

Note: If the Applicant has imported goods without any license additional fee is charged.

Surcharge : If the invoice value exceeds the licensing value the department levies difference license fee for the amount in excess.

Special Cases
If the Importation is done without a license, a Goods Received License is issued with an additional fee Following documents are needed to obtain Good Receive License

  1. Customs Declarations
  2. Indent CIE 03
  3. Explanation letters
  4. Approval letter from the relevant authority
  5. Documents to fulfill the conditions of the license

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

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Last Updated On: 2012-11-29 11:54:02
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