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Procedure NamePlant Import Permit




Responsible Agency       


National Plant Quarantine Service

Address: Canada Friendship Road, Katunayake

Phone: 0112 252 028/29

Legal base of the Procedure

Plant Protection Ordinance 1981

Processing time

Within 2 weeks


Required Documents


Type of documents



Application Form



International Seed Testing Certificate

If needed


Catalogue Details

If needed

4 Others as advised by Additional Director, NPQS  


Process Steps

Step 1

Fill out the form by following the guideline

Step 2

Submit the Application to the Additional Director, NPQS

Step 3

Arrange Inspection/Testing Facility if needed

Step 4

Arrange Post-entry quarantine if needed




The following form/s are used in this procedure
TitleDescriptionCreated DateUpdated DateIssued By
This Form need to be submitted to Additional Director, National Plant Quarantine Service as a part of the process to get import permit 18-12-201712-03-2018National Plant Quarantine Service This is Dowload File
This procedure applies to the following measures
NameMeasure TypeAgencyDescriptionCommentsLegal DocumentValidity ToMeasure Class
Plant Import Permit by NPQSPermit RequirementNational Plant Quarantine Service Subject to the provisions of the plant protection act No 35 of 1999 no plant shall be imported into Sri Lanka except under the authority and in accordance with the conditions.Apply for a plant import permit giving necessary details in the prescribed application form. No. 35 of 1999 Plant Protection Act31-12-9999Good