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Sri Lanka: Information on the function of the Travel Section of the Department of Immigration and Emigration and whether this section issues passports

Publisher Canada: Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada
Author Research Directorate, Immigration and Refugee Board, Canada
Publication Date 1 November 1993
Citation / Document Symbol LKA15701.E
Cite as Canada: Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada, Sri Lanka: Information on the function of the Travel Section of the Department of Immigration and Emigration and whether this section issues passports, 1 November 1993, LKA15701.E, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/3ae6ab0554.html [accessed 23 July 2014]
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A representative of the high commission for Sri Lanka in Ottawa states that the Travel Section of the Department of Immigration and Emigration of Sri Lanka is in charge of immigration-related issues for Sri Lankan nationals and foreign nationals residing in Sri Lanka (22 Nov. 1993). In addition to other functions, this section issues and renews passports and also issues citizenship documents (Ibid.).

 According to a representative of the Tamil Eelam Society of Toronto, the Travel Section of the Department of Immigration and Emigration of Sri Lanka is in charge of all immigration-related issues including the issuance of passports and the extension of visas for foreign nationals (22 Nov. 1993).

 This response was prepared after researching publicly accessible information currently available to the DIRB within time constraints. This response is not, and does not purport to be, conclusive as to the merit of any particular claim to refugee status or asylum.

References

High Commission for the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, Ottawa. 22 November 1993. Telephone interview with representative.

Tamil Eelam Society of Toronto. 22 November 1993. Telephone interview with representative.

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