FIA Immigration wing was established in 1975. It has since evolved into successful unit dealing with the challenges of rapidly changing international environment. The development of Integrated Border Management System (IBMS) and introduction of E- Visas has added to the efficiency of the system and better service delivery. This journey is incessant because the services delivered by Immigration Wing are linked with the technological advancement happening in the contemporary world. Additionally, to keep pace with the modern times is the main challenge. FIA Immigration is handling more than 22 million traffic of passengers annually at its 27 notified checkpoints/ international borders. Immigration wing is playing an important role since 2018 in the enactment of Prevention of Trafficking in Persons Act 2018 and Prevention of Smuggling of Migrant Act 2018.
The Immigration Directorate regulates the flow of international passengers and prevent instances of human smuggling, enforces ECL, PNIL & BL and deals with the issuance of Tourist and Business Visa on arrival through its 27 regulated entry/ exit points which includes 13 airports, 05 land routes, 04 seaports & 02 railway stations.
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