1. Validity period of a general Import / Export Control License is 90 days.
  2. A request for further extension of a license should be made within 30 days from the date of expiry. Even if the request is made before or after the date of expiry, validity period of license will be extended only for a period not exceeding 90 days from the date of expiry. Period of extension depends on the nature of the license.
  3. In renewal of a license, consideration will be given to extend the period of validity at three times while total period of validity of a license will be one year (from the initial date of issue of license).
  4. Other amendments, except amendment to the validity period can be effected on any number of occasions.  


Bulk License:-

  1. Bulk licenses are issued for the following year starting from 15th December of every year.
  2. If enhancement of value of Bulk License is not effected within 30 days after its value dropping to zero, the license will be treated as annulled.



T.V.D. Damayanthi S. Karunarathne

Controller General of Imports and Exports