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Register as an importer (TIN/VAT registration) with Customs  (1) expand_more expand_less

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Summary of the procedure

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Sri Lanka Customs

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TIN/VAT number registered in the Customs system
Access to use ASYCUDA World System

Required Documents expand_more expand_less

Application form to register as an exporter or importer with Customs
National identity card
VAT certificate
TIN certificate
Grama Niladhari letter
Form 1
Form 20
Proof of address
Billing proof
Photos of all the directors
Affidavit
Birth certificate
Business registration certificate (certificate of incorporation)

Cost: Free

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Free of charge

Total Duration 10mn - 45mn  expand_more expand_less

  min max
Total time (sum): 10mn 45mn
of which:
Waiting time in queue (sum): 5mn 30mn
Attention at counter: 5mn 15mn

Laws 2 expand_more expand_less

CUSTOMS ORDINANCE Customs Ordinance
  Section 47
Registration instructions Registration instructions
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