Apr 19, Colombo: The Sri Lankan government plans to introduce facilities for people to apply for a passport online in the near future, Controller General of Immigration Emigration Nihal Ranasinghe has said.
Speaking to the state-TV Independent Television Network, the Controller General of Immigration Emigration said that they are preparing a strategy for the applicants to fill their applications and submit online directing them to the department's database.
This will enable the Department to carry out their work efficiently, he added
Also the applicants can make credit or debit card payments for the passport applications, the official pointed out.
The Controller General said the online process would be more efficient and error-free and would enable the Department to provide a passport within a very short period.
The Department of Immigration and Emigration said that it is finalizing arrangements to provide the on line facility.