Immigration and Border Management

The Immigration and Border Management (IBM) Division supports the government with the policy, legislation, administrative and technical structures and operational systems to tackle diverse migration issues. The objective of the IBM is to provide guidance and expertise to national entities to strengthen immigration and border management systems, facilitate and promote cross-border mobility, enhance security, encourage and enable cross-border cooperation in migration management.

IBM addresses a broad range of migration and border management challenges in Sri Lanka from conducting assessments to identify gaps and weaknesses, training for immigration officials on document and passenger examination, improving info-border system with Advance Passenger Information, strengthening identity management by introducing biometrics passport issuance process with a focus on ensuring effective, robust and internationally compliant processes, improving intelligence and risk analysis by enabling INTERPOL database systems and integrated border management solutions to institutional capacity building to countering people smuggling.