Registration fees at Foreign Employment Bureau soared
By: Isuru Parakrama
Colombo (LNW): The registration fees charged at the Foreign Employment Bureau from those travelling overseas for employment have increased, effective from July 01, 2023.
Every Sri Lankan leaving the country for overseas employment should be registered with the Bureau as a mandatory requirement, and foreign employment agency licence renewal fees have also been increased.
1) Foreign Employment Bureau Registration Fee
Existing charges: Rs. 17,928.00 (taxes applicable)
New charges: Rs. 21,467.00 (taxes applicable)
2) Registration Renewal Fee
Existing charges: Rs. 3,774.00 (taxes applicable)
New charges: Rs. 4,483.00 (taxes applicable)
3) Foreign Employment Agency Licence Renewal Fee
Existing charges: Rs.58,974.00 (taxes applicable)
New charges: Rs.117,949.00 (taxes applicable)