Immigration Health Unit

Ministry of Health, Nutrition & Indigenous Medicine Sri Lanka.

Immigration Health Unit is the Coordination Hub for Inbound Health Assessment in the Sri Lanka

  • You will obtain an appointment for the Health Assessment once you access the above web system

  • You will receive the health cover once you complete the Health Assessment

The Resident Visa is issued by Department of Immigration and Emigration for all who has undergone Health Assessment, for a period of one year.

Resident visa renewal will also done with renewal of Health Protection Plan

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Health Protection plan entitles you to

  1. Health check up
  2. You will be screened for four diseases (Tuberculosis, Malaria, HIV/AIDS and Filariasis) at In-bound Health Assessment center (IHAC)

  3. Health cover for one year
  4. You can access health benefit at government institutions

    • Emergency care
    • Primary out-patient care.
    • Treatment for diseases identified in the health assessment

Health protection plan does not entitle the persons access to hospitalization for non-emergencies or treatments in private hospitals

How to apply

You need to apply health protection plan within seven days (7) of entry into the country


“Tuberculosis (TB) is an infectious disease commonly caused by the bacillus Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Majority of cases affects the lungs (Pulmonary TB), and lesser in other part of body (Extra pulmonary TB).” All the applicants come to IHU will undergone a chest X-ray (except pregnant ladies) and those who have X-ray changes will be tested sputum for rapid test (GeneXpert) and sputum culture for the confirmation of the diseases.


“Malaria is a life-threatening infection caused by a micro-organism and transmitted by mosquitoes, from infected humans to others.” All the applicants come to IHU are screened by Screening test - Malaria Rapid Diagnostic Test (RDT) and those who are screening positives will be confirmed by blood films.


“It is a viral infection transmitted from diseased humans to healthy persons through sexual contact, contact with infected body fluids and sharing of Intravenous (IV) drug injection needles and syringes.” All the applicants will be screened for HIV using rapid diagnostic test (RDT) as Antigen Antibody Combo Test and screened positive persons will be undertaken another RDT. Western blot test will be done as confirmatory test for the screening positive persons.


“Filariasis, also known as Elephantitis, is a disease caused by a worm, which invades the lymphatic system of the human body, and causes long term disabilities and deformities. It is also transmitted by mosquitoes from infected persons to others.” All applicants come from the Filariasis endemic countries will be screened for filariasis by using Filariasis Strip Test (FTS). Applicants from endemic countries from Brugia malayi will be screened with Filariasis Antibody Test for (FAT). Screened positive persons will be undergone a night blood film as a confirmatory test.


  • A fee of 75USD will be charged for the Health Protection Plan

  • Cash payment in SLR only will be accepted at the Health Assessment Center

What you need to bring

  • Valid original passport Or Certified copy of Bio-data page of passport by Department of Immigration & Emigration if the originals retained by the DIE.

  • Photo copy of bio-data page of passport

  • Web appointment number

Where to go for the Health Assessment

(Ensure that you arrive 30 minutes before that given time on given date)


In-bound Migration Health Assessment Center
80A, 10th floor, IBSL Building,
Elvitigala Mawatha,
Colombo 08,
Sri Lanka


+94 011 220 9600


(No Parking at the IBSL Premises)