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1.Agency basis

Final Approval Division

Aim:
Empower and assist Licensed Recruitment Agents to send trained migrant workers that match the requirements of the job for employment abroad safely and lawfully.

Operational Location:

Sri Lanka Bureau of Foreign Employment (1st Floor)
No. 234, Denzil Kobbekaduwa Mawatha, Koswatta, Battaramulla
Telephone Number : 0112880500
Fax : 0112864108
Email : chmn@slbfe.lk

Deputy General Manager - 0112866856
Manager - 0112864108
 

Regional Centers in which Final Approval is granted:

Center

Address

Telephone Number

1.

Kurunegala Regional Center

No. 235/32, Vijayaba Mawatha, Kurunegala

0372220441

2.

Kandy Regional Center

No. 353, Colombo Road, Kehelwala, Kiribathkuburu

0812068101

3.

Badulla Regional Center

No. 117/3, Mahiyangana Road, Badulla

0552231766

4.

Ratnapura Regional Center

No. 06, Batugedara, Ratnapura

0452223077

5.

Anuradhapura Regional Center

No. 395/12A, Muditha Mawatha, Anuradhapura

0252223464

Services:

Documents required for registration:

  • Valid passport
  • Job Agreement
  • Family Background Report (FBR)
  • Application form to obtain the final approval - H Form
  • Job Order
  • Bank Receipt


Requirements to be fulfilled to send a jobseeker abroad:
A trained jobseeker that fulfills the requirements of the job
Minimum Age –

  • For female domestic workers for Saudi Arabia - Age 25
  • For female domestic workers for other Middle East Countries - Age 23
  • Singapore, Malaysia, Cyprus and Other Non Middle East Countries - Age 21
  • For male domestic workers - Age 21
  • For male non-domestic workers - Age 18

Family Background Report for females certified by Gramasevaka, Development Officer and Divisional Secretariat

Service can be obtained within 10 minutes if all requirements mentioned above are fulfilled.
 

Office Hours:
Weekdays (Monday to Friday) - from 08.30a.m. to 16.30p.m.
Saturday - from 09.00a.m. to 12.00p.m.

Registration Fee:

The registration fee is determined by the Annual Budget and communicated to the Ministry of Foreign Employment from the National Budget Department. This registration fee has to be paid by the migrant worker to obtain the registration.

Stamp Value

Fee

Rs. 15,200.00

Rs. 17,837.00 (Rs. 15,200.00 + 15%VAT)

Female migrant workers migrating for employment in the domestic sector and female migrant workers migrating for employment in unskilled job categories with local job agreements (job agreements that are not attested by the Sri Lanka Embassy abroad) has to pay a job agreement fee according to the prevailing dollar exchange rate at the time of payment of the fee.

Female migrant workers migrating for employment in the domestic sector - USD 50
Female migrant workers migrating for employment in unskilled job categories - USD 35


As mentioned in the first approval local recruitment agents have to pay 5% from the Commission they receive from foreign recruitment agents as a cess tax.

Migrant workers who obtain the registration of SLBFE will be entitled to a free insurance coverage.



Extension of registration period:

Migrant workers can renew the registration period while they are employed abroad from Sri Lanka Embassies abroad.

 

 

2. Self basis


First Approval Division

Scope:
Registering migrant workers who have found employment overseas by themselves or through a relative or a known person and granting approval for job orders and for promotional activities of recruitment agents

Operational Location:    Sri Lanka Bureau of Foreign Employment (1st Floor)
            No. 234, Denzil Kobbekaduwa Mawatha, Koswatta, Battaramulla
Telephone Number    : 0112880500/0112864107
Email            : chmn@slbfe.lk 

Deputy General Manager     – 0112866856
Manager             – 0112864107

Services:
 

  1. Register migrant workers who are migrating for employment found through a relative or known person or by themselves (Self Registration)
  2. Grant first approval to recruitment agents
  3. Grant approval for promotional activities of recruitment agents


1)    Self Registration –

Required Documents:

  •     Job agreement
  •     Valid visa
  •     Passport (validity period should not be less than one year)
  •     Family Background Report (FBR)  - for females below the age of 50 years         
  •     Training or documents to prove experience
  •     Bank receipt for payment of Registration fee
  •     Duly filed registration form issued from the Bureau


Working days
– Monday to Saturday
Holidays – Government and Mercantile Holidays
Counters open hours – Weekdays from 08.30 a.m. to 04.30 p.m.

2)    First Approval –

Grant the first approval for job orders received to recruitment agents in Sri Lanka to send                 Sri Lankan workers for overseas employment.

Required Documents:

  •     Request letter
  •     Job order
  •     Job agreement
  •     Power of Attorney
  •     Duly filed form issued by the Bureau


3)    Grant approval for promotional activities of recruitment agents (advertisements telecasted in electronic media and published in print media)

Required documents:

  •     Request letter
  •     Job order
  •     Sketch of the advertisement


Time perimeter: 30 minutes from the time of submitting documents to obtain the approval for advertisement

Working days – Monday to Friday
Holidays – Government and Mercantile Holidays


Requests to obtain approval for advertisements are only accepted from 08.30a.m. to 03.00p.m.





 


Organization Information

Sri Lanka Bureau of Foreign Employment

No.234,
Denzil Kobbekaduwa Mawatha,koswatta,
Battaramulla.


Mr. A.K.U. Rohana
Telephones:+94-11-2864101-5 ,+94 11 2880500
Fax Nos:+94-11-2880500
Email:chmn@slbfe.lk
Website: www.slbfe.lk

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