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Sri Lankan Government has introduced a new system for visa to travel to Sri Lanka for tourists. Now all nationalities except Maldives and Singapore need to obtain an "Electronic Travel Authorization".
Electronic Travel Authorization or ETA, is an official authorization for Short Visit to Sri Lanka, issued electronically by this department of Immigration Sri Lanka. It a preliminary authorization for foreigners to enter in to Sri Lanka. Once the ETA is issued the ETA holders will be issued 30 days short visit ETA at the port of entry in Sri Lanka.
Foreign nationals, who intend to visit Sri Lanka for Short Stay up to six months, must obtain ETA, prior to their arrival with effect from 1 October 2011. The ETA is issued through on-line system. No passport copies, documents or photograph are required. There is no requirement to endorse the ETA in the passport.
On arrival at the port of entry in Sri Lanka.
Upon arrival, simply produce your passport to the immigration officer at the port of entry for speedy clearance. It is advisable for you to bring a copy of ETA approval notice along with you.
ETA can be either obtained online with your card from the web site eta.gov.lk or We as our operators in Sri Lanka get it issued for you. We offer following packages for Sri Lanka ETA
Currently Sri Lanka offers Visa on arrival for most European North American and SARC countries which Include India Pakistan Bangladesh etc.
There are several types of Visas available if you need to apply in your home country Please get in touch with the local Sri Lankan High Commission. Following are the details for tourist visa which can be obtained from the Sri Lankan Embassies.
Tourist Visa is A Visit Visa issued to a foreign national who visits Sri Lanka as a bona-fide tourist. A tourist visa is a single entry visa can not exceed 6 months and a with a maximum of 2 visits per year.
For Sri Lankan Visa You must holds a return air ticket and sufficient funds for your stay in Sri Lanka and a passport valid for minimum 6 months Copy of the Bio data page of your passport, Two (02) photographs 3.5 cm X4.5 cm, A written assurance to return to the country of domicile or a visa to the next country of destination.
If There is no Sri Lankan mission close to where you live we can help you apply for a visa at additional cost. Please contact us for details.
How to renew tourist visa in Sri Lanka?
Every bon-fide tourist who enters Sri Lanka within the period of the landing permit granted by the Immigration officials at the port of entry can apply for a visa extension before the expiry of the visa. Two (02) months extension beyond 30 days shall be granted at the Department of Immigration Emigration (Head Office) if required. However further extension shall only be considered with valid reasons. This restriction will not be applicable to Ex-Sri Lankans.
Visit visas issued to foreign nationals who visit Sri Lanka for reasons other than tourism such as business promotion, business discussion, business meeting, project inspection, inspection of quality of goods, seeking investment opportunities, inspecting investment, machinery installation, machine repairs, training or conference etc. for a short period of time is classified as a Business Visit visa.
Depending on circumstances this visa is issued for single, double or multiple journeys. A double journey visit visa entitles the holder to enter Sri Lanka twice within the overall period of stay authorized by the visa. A multiple entry business visa permits the holder to enter Sri Lanka any number of times within the time period stipulated in the visa.
You must hold a return air ticket and sufficient funds [currency / travelers? cheques / credit card] for your maintenance whilst in Sri Lanka. If you are from a country not listed in Schedule 'A' you should obtain your Visit visas prior to landing in Sri Lanka, whatever the purpose of your visit is.
You can obtain a Business Visa application form
Overseas Sri Lankan Missions close to your place of residence
What are the documents I need to submit with my Business Visa
Copy of the Bio data page of your passport
Four (04) photographs 3.5 cm X 4.5 cm
Documentary proof of purpose of multiple entry visit.
Evidence of your financial standing.
A written assurance to return to the country of domicile or a visa to the next country of destination.
What are the fees applicable to my Business Visa ?
Please click here for information about visa fees
What is the maximum validity period of my Business Visa ?
You can get a one month Business Visa by a Sri Lankan Mission abroad.
You can get a 30 days Business Visa from an Immigration official at the port of entry with prior permission of the Controller General of Immigration & Emigration.
You can get a maximum period of six months Business Visa from the
Controller General of Immigration and Emigration, his Controllers, Deputies or
How can I get Multiple Entry Facility for my Business Visa ?
You can get Multiple Entry Facility for Business Visas valid for three months from Sri Lankan Missions abroad. You can get Multiple Entry Facility for Business Visas valid for one year from the Controller General of Immigration and Emigration, his Controllers, Deputies and Assistants
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