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Steps (28) arrow_drop_up arrow_drop_down
Obtain TIN certificate  (3) expand_more expand_less
Obtain VAT certificate  (3) expand_more expand_less
Register as an importer (TIN/VAT registration) with Customs  (1) expand_more expand_less
Register in SLSI online system  (2) expand_more expand_less
Import inspection scheme of SLSI  (4) expand_more expand_less
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Obtain import control license  (4) expand_more expand_less
Obtain debit note  (2) expand_more expand_less
Customs clearance  (9) expand_more expand_less

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Summary of the procedure

Institutions involved 10 expand_more expand_less

Sri Lanka Inland Revenue (x 5)
Sri Lanka Customs (x 2)
Sri Lanka Standards Institution (x 2)
Bank of Ceylon
Warehouse/Location of goods
Import and Export Control Department (x 6)
A declaration company (x 2)
A licensed commercial bank
Sri Lanka Customs (port of colombo)
Sri Lanka Customs (examination yard) (x 3)

Results 11 expand_more expand_less

TIN certificate
VAT certificate
TIN/VAT number registered in the Customs system
Access to use ASYCUDA World System
Credentials to access SLSI interface
Approved notification form
Import control license (ICL)
Debit note
Agreement with declaration company
Approved CusDec
Consignment released

Required Documents expand_more expand_less

Token number (IRD) (x 2)
Application form to register for TIN (individual)
Utility bill
Application form to register for TIN (business or partnership)
Business registration certificate (certificate of incorporation) (x 4)
Proof of address (x 7)
Application form to register for TIN (companies)
Form 1 (x 4)
Articles of association
Authorization letter (x 2)
Request letter (x 2)
Written submission (x 2)
Sole proprietorship business registration (x 3)
Partnership business registration certificate (x 2)
Passport
Airway bill (x 2)
Application form to register for VAT
Application form to register as an exporter or importer with Customs
VAT certificate (x 2)
TIN certificate
Grama Niladhari letter
Form 20
Billing proof
Photos of all the directors
Affidavit
Birth certificate
Application form
Notification form (filled online application)
Commercial invoice (x 4)
Packing list (x 3)
A bank stamped invoice
Certificate of conformity
SLSI invoice
Bank payment receipt
Inspection request form
Application form (indent form) for telecommunication and other equipment
Proforma invoice
Relevant authority clearance/permission to import letter
Paying-in voucher (IECD)
Tax invoice (IECD)
Debit declaration
Customs declaration (CusDec) (x 2)
Import control license (ICL) (x 2)
Any other alternative requirement requested by the Controller General
Delivery order (x 3)
Master airway bill
House airway bill
Arrival notification
CusDec for import
Value declaration form (VDF)
Letter of credit
Approved notification form
Catalogue of imported equipment
Literature on the imported equipment
Document on the manufacture process of the equipment
Assessment notice
Customs container pass (x 2)
Panel examination form

Estimated cost LKR  6,650

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LKR 4,000
Notification processing charges
LKR 0 -
0.4 % CIF
For import of brand new electrical items. The cost of the import control license is a percentage of CIF value. This cost is subject to VAT.
LKR 100 -
LKR  100 per container
Other receipts - Seal charges based on the number of consignments
LKR 1,600
Over time charges for clearance of goods
LKR 250
Computer fee for clearance of goods
LKR 700
Other receipts - Examination fee in clearance of goods

Total Duration 4d  - 24d  expand_more expand_less

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Total time (sum): 4d 24d
of which:
Waiting time in queue (sum): 1h. 50mn 1d 1/2
Attention at counter: 2h. 35mn 1d 1/2
Waiting time until next step (sum): 3d 22d

Laws 12 expand_more expand_less

Compulsory import inspection scheme - general fee structure Compulsory import inspection scheme - general fee structure
CUSTOMS ORDINANCE Customs Ordinance
  Sections 10, 47
 Import & Export (Control) Act No. 1 of 1969. Amendment to the Gaz. Ex. No. 1739/3 of 02.01.2012 Gazette 1813/14 Amendment to the Gaz. Ex. No. 1739/3 of 02.01.2012 (controlled goods) This law states the goods which can be imported subject to a license as well as the goods that are banned from being imported to the country.
  Section Schedule 1
Gazette No. 1739/3 of 02.01.2012 (controlled goods) Gazette No. 1739/3 of 02.01.2012 (controlled goods)
Gazette No. 1872/05. Import and Export Control Regulations No. 4 of 2014 and are effective from 01.08.2014 Gazette No. 1872/05 of 21/07/2014 on Import and Export Control Regulations
  Sections Annex 1, Annex 2
Gazette no. 1953/28 on license fee and charges Gazette no. 1953/28 on license fee and charges
  Sections Schedule 1, Schedule 1
Gazette No. 2064/34  Imports and Exports Control (Standardization and Quality Control) regulation 2017. Gazette No. 2064/34 Imports and Exports Control (Standardization and Quality Control) regulation 2018
  Sections Schedule 1, Schedule 1
Imports and Exports (Control) Act (Acts No. 1 of 1969; No. 48 of 1985; No. 28 of 1987) Imports and Exports (Control) Act (Acts No. 1 of 1969; No. 48 of 1985; No. 28 of 1987)
  Sections 4, 8, 14
INLAND REVENUE ACT, NO. 24 OF 2017 Inland Revenue Act, no. 24 of 2017
  Sections 102, 103
Registration instructions Registration instructions
Sri Lanka Standards Institution Act No.6 of 1984 Sri Lanka Standards Institution Act No. 6 of 1984
  Section 30
Value Added Tax Act, No. 14 of 2002 Value Added Tax Act, No. 14 of 2002
  Section 10
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