You are facilitated to apply for Import Export License through the email for a phone or communication equipment, which is imported by you or gifted to you.

Can be imported within a year

New phones    -  Only 2.

Used phones   -  Only 1.

Documents to be submitted in applying:

  1. Duly completed Application (The application for the communication Equipment can be downloaded through
  2. Photocopy of the Identity Card.
  3. Goods Clearance Report obtained from the Sri Lanka Customs (Customs 296) and Post Office (P.O. 16 and P.O.8)
  4. Airway Bill/ Master and Housing
  5. The invoice
  6. The Arrival Notification

These documents should be forwarded to the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

After you have received the P.I.V., and approval of the Department of Import and Export for the issuance of the license by post, the license fee and the additional fee should be paid in cash to Account No. 7042660 of BOC.

The license fee should be paid from Monday to Wednesday and the receipts should be emailed before 3.00 p.m. on Thursday.

Unless, you should pay the new fee, which was amended in terms of the exchange rate, from next the Monday and you should request the new fee and you will be issued a new receipt for that.

On receipt of the receipts to the IECD, within two days your Import Export License will be emailed to you and to the Customs.

For further details, please contact: 0112326774 - 119 extension

Import Export Controller General