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Name: Passport (Regulation) and Exit Permit Act
Country: Sri Lanka
Subject(s): Migrant workers
Type of legislation: Law, Act
Adopted on: 1980
Entry into force:
Published on: Legislative Enactments of Sri Lanka, 1980, Vol. X, pp. 263-266
ISN: LKA-1980-L-37388
Link: https://www.ilo.org/dyn/natlex/natlex4.detail?p_isn=37388&p_lang=en
Bibliography: Legislative Enactments of Sri Lanka, 1980, Vol. X, pp. 263-266
Abstract/Citation: This Act, incorporating all changes through 1979, imposes on citizens of Sri Lanka and permanent residents the obligation to be in possession of a valid passport or emergency certificate in order to leave Sri Lanka. The competent authority may issue exit permits to persons seeking employment abroad. Determines when a passport or emergency certificate may be refused or cancelled. Imposes an obligation on citizens of Sri Lanka employed abroad to remit a part of their earnings in foreign exchange.
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