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Passport (Regulation) and Exit Permit Act (No. 53 of 1971)


           Long Title

   1.	   Short title and date of operation  
   2.	   This Act to prevail over other written law  
   3.	   Discretion of competent authority to Issue passports and emergency certificates  
   4.	   Cancellation, suspension or restriction of validity of passport or emergency certificate  
   5.	   Period of validity of passports and emergency certificates  
   6.	   Issue of diplomatic passports and their period of validity  
   7.	   Countries which may be visited on passports and emergency certificates  
   8.	   Restriction on number of journeys  
   9.	   Fees for the issue and renewal of passports, diplomatic passports and emergency certificates  
   10.	   Exit permits  
   11.	   Prohibition of the sale or issue of tickets for travel out of Ceylon, without exit permits  
   12.	   Issue of exit permits to persons seeking employment abroad;  
   13.	   Restriction of passport where exit permit is issued  
   14.	   Agreement to remit foreign exchange to Ceylon by persons leaving Ceylon  
   15.	   Terms applicable to passports and emergency certificates of citizens of Ceylon in foreign countries  
   16.	   Power of the Minister to issue directions  
   17.	   Refusal or cancellation of passport, emergency certificate, &c  
   18.	   Offences  
   19.	   Prosecutions  
   20.	   Compounding of offences  
   21.	   Regulations  
   22.	   Interpretation  

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