Integrated Border Management System (IBMS)
Department of Immigration and Emigration and Informatics International Ltd
Integrated Border Management System (IBMS) is a comprehensive, flexible, tested and proven border management system that caters to multiple ports of entry. It is a Total End-to-End Solution for Border Control from Arrival to Departure and/ or Transfer. It stores structured data for viewing, monitoring and security. The optimized search engines of the system enables retrieval of high quality, standardized and detailed records of each passenger in just seconds.
IBMS is constructed entirely on Modular Architecture allowing the systems to change in line with business needs, with minimal impact, and as often as needed. The system was initially deployed in client server architecture has now been upgraded to a web based system providing 24*7 services. The initial Service which was limited to the Katunayake Airport has now been extended to the Ratmalana Airport and 5 key seaports - Colombo, Galle, Trincomalee, Norochcholai and Hambantota. Before the introduction of centralized web based system, the Department of Immigration and Emigration (DIE) Head Office at Colombo was the only place that could issue
passports. This caused considerable difficulties to those living outside Colombo. With the introduction of the Travel Document Module to the centralized web based system it is now possible to issue passports from branches located in Matara, Kandy, and Vauniya.
Electronic Travel Authorization On Line Visa
Department Of Immigration & Emigration , Mobitel PVT ltd, Informatics International Ltd and ICTA
Producer URL : www.eta.gov.lk
The Electronic Travel Authorization (ETA) is a web based system which enables foreign nationals to obtain advance travel authority to visit Sri Lanka very conveniently. Prior to the introduction of the ETA visa on arrival facility had been granted free of charge to 78 countries. The visitors from other countries had to contend with the cumbersome procedure of visiting a Sri Lanka Diplomatic Mission to apply
for visas. The system was not only inconvenient to the visitors but caused problems to the authorities who had no prior information about arriving passengers. Furthermore due to free visa issuance on arrival considerable revenue was also lost to the Country. The objective of the project is to contribute to national economic development by facilitating fast, convenient visa issuing. The ETA is expected to contribute to meeting the tourist arrivals targets of four million per year and increase earnings from tourism to US $ 8 billion by 2020 .