IOM Sri Lanka Migration Health Assessment Centre (MHAC)

For information and assistance to make a booking for your health assessment, please contact  or contact the MHAC call center at  +94 11 2031700.

Migration Health Assessments are among the most well-established migration management services offered by IOM. They consist of an evaluation of the physical and mental health status of migrants for the purpose of resettlement, international employment, enrolment in specific programmes for obtaining a temporary or permanent visa.

Since 2014, IOM has offered migrants direct access to health assessments. These migrant-friendly assessments are conducted at IOM’s dedicated health assessment facility established in Colombo with international best practices and provision for early detection and management of pulmonary tuberculosis (TB) and other conditions. Reflecting national differences in immigration and public policies and practices, there is a diverse range of assessment requirements, but the most common denominator is the need to ensure that the migration process does not endanger the health of either the migrant or the host population.

We believe that migrants benefit from an improved standard of well-being, which enable them to substantially contribute towards the social and economic development of their home and host communities.


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Our Services

We provide health assessments for the following countries. For more information, please click on the country links.

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                   Inbound Health


Important Notice!

Dear applicant,

Our online appointment booking facility for Inbound Health Assessments will not be available on 11 April 2024 due to compulsory system maintenance. We apologize for the inconvenience this may cause to you.

Chief Migration Health Officer, IOM Sri Lanka and Maldives                                          

General Advice to All Visitors:

We request you to arrive at IOM at least 15 minutes before your appointment on the day of the examination. If you cannot make it  as per the appointment schedule, kindly let us know  at your earliest  so that we can adjust your next appointment and give your scheduled time to someone else in the waiting list.

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What to bring

  • Please bring your passport (original). Photocopies are accepted if your original passport is with the embassy with evidence produced.
  • If you suffer or have suffered from any chronic condition or undergone major medical or surgical treatment, please bring medical records or hospital reports. Insufficient information may lead to delays and additional testing.
  • Please bring a previous chest X-ray if available.
  • Please bring your COVID-19 vaccination record (if you have).

Eating and Drinking

  • Please drink plenty of water to enable easier collection of  urine sample.
  • If you are on medication, you can have your regular medication and eat breakfast/meal before coming to IOM.
  • Please abstain from drinking alcohol on the day before the examination.
  • Please see country specific page for more information.

Wearing clothes and lenses

  • For your medical examination, you will be asked to remove your clothes (including jewellery) and wear a gown.
  • We advise you to come with comfortable clothes that are easy to take off and put on.
  • If you use glasses or contact lenses, please wear them when you come for medical examination at  IOM.

Your health conditions.

  • Please do not conceal medical conditions. Most medical conditions are admissible though some may require additional tests.
  • Do not conceal pregnancy. Pregnancy will not affect your immigration prospects.
  • Women are advised to avoid health assessment during menstruation time as it will affect the results of the urine test.

Please postpone or re-schedule your appointment if you have ANY of these symptoms - Fever, Cough, Sore throat, Shortness of breath.  You may contact IOM to inform about your situation and reschedule your appointment.

Facility and Arrival Cost of Medical Examination

  • Please see country specific page for more information.
  • Fees are to be paid in Sri Lankan Rupees at the United Nations operational exchange rate for the month.
  • Both cash and card payments are available.


Working Hours • 0800 – 1600, Monday to Friday except for IOM Holidays

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Contacts and Appointments:

  • IOM booking/rescheduling appointments process is free of charge.
  • IOM has no responsibility for any fees paid to third parties for booking appointments.
  • IOM Health Assessment Centre operates on a first come, first served basis for regular appointments.


If you have any questions or for booking your appointment please call the following numbers or email us.

International organization for Migration,
Migration Health Assessment Center,
IBSL Building,
Level 11,
Elvitigala Mawatha,
Colombo 08  

Phone #: +94 0112031700 (Call Center)
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