ETAs are issued electronically by the Sri Lanka Department of Immigration. Travelers, travel agents, airlines and specialist service providers can use the ETA system to process an Electronic Travel Authority.
The Sri Lanka ETA is electronically linked to the passport and is accessible to the Department of Immigration. We strongly recommend travelers print a copy of their Sri Lanka ETA in case there is a problem with the computer terminals at the immigration office upon arrival.
Sri Lanka ETAs are issued only for Short Visits to Sri Lanka for Business purposes, Tourism and Transit purposes.
NOTE - If you want to work in Sri Lanka then you will have to apply for the appropriate visa through your local embassy.
No. The only countries required to visit the consulate are Guinea, Liberia, Mali, Sierra Leone, Cameroon and Nigeria. All other nationals can apply online and receive their visas for Sri lanka via email.
The visa for Sri Lanka ETA is valid for 30 days from the date of arrival in Sri Lanka. You are permitted two entries into the country with the same ETA.
The cost of the ETA is $35 + $20 Service Fee per person for all countries except SAARC countries (Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka).
For SAARC countries the ETA cost is $20 per passenger + $20 Service Fee.
You can pay with MasterCard, Visa, American Express or PayPal.
Upon completion of our online application for visa to Sri Lanka, you can choose standard delivery 24 hours (one business day) or rush delivery (30 minutes).
Please note unlike a traditional paper visa, the ETA is electronically linked to your passport. We do send travelers an email confirmation with their ETA number. It is advisable to print this email or have a soft copy to present at immigration upon arrival.
Please note airlines do not require you to show proof of the ETA to fly into Sri Lanka.
Diplomatic passport holders from the following countries are exempted from the ETA processing fee.
Diplomatic and official passport holders should not apply Tourist/Business ETA for their official visits or to engage in any official assignments in Sri Lanka.
REMEMBER - Please note the Retrieve Visa service is only available for tourists that processed their visa for Sri Lanka e-visa with our site.
An online account is generated for you automatically after applying for your Sri Lanka ETA/e-Visa online. You should LOGIN in order to setup a password or reset your passport here: login/forgot_password
If you applied for your Sri Lanka e-visa at the government website, please visit that site directly to retrieve your visa.
Yes, if you want to stay more than 30 days with visa in Sri Lanka you may apply for an extension once you are already in the country. The visa may be extended up to 90 days from the date of arrival at the first instance and further 90 days at the second instance.
We suggest that all customers apply for their electronic visa now (valid for 30 days) and then extend it while you are in Sri Lanka. Apply here
NOTE - Application for an extension should be submitted to the Visa Section of the Department of Immigration in Sri Lanka (head office) by visiting the Department or through an Authorized Agent.
Department of Immigration and Emigration 41, Ananda Rajakaruna Mawatha, Colombo 10, Sri Lanka
If you already possess a Visa to Sri Lanka, a new ETA application cannot be lodged until that visa expires or is cancelled.
Thus , the Sri Lanka ETA is valid for six months and a new ETA cannot be obtained using the same passport until that ETA expires.
No. Your Sri Lanka Visa ETA can be obtained before booking your flight ticket.
No. You are exempt from the Visa to Sri Lanka ETA in the following cases:
Children under the age of 12 years are exempt from Visa to Sri Lanka Processing Fee.
The requirements for a Sri Lanka Visa is that you can only apply up to 60 days (2 months) prior to your departure date.
No, you will have to apply for a Indian visa independently from your visa to Sri Lanka ETA.
If you wish to travel to India no matter where you are coming from, you would need an Indian Visa.
For more information regarding your visa for India application, visit https://www.ivisa.com/turkey-turkish-visa
No. Your Sri Lanka visa is valid for 6 months after your visa was granted. Thus if you applied today, you can enter Sri Lanka any day for the next 6 months.
Note that your stay can not be longer than for 30 days and they your visa allows a double entry.
You can apply here for the online Sri Lanka visa: https://www.ivisa.com/apply-online/sri-lanka
Please see the example of the Sri Lanka Visa extension form
Department of Immigration and Emigration 41, Ananda Rajakaruna Mawatha, Colombo 10, Sri Lanka Hotline : 1962 Phone : 94-11-5329000 Hunting Line Fax : 94-11-2674621 E-Mail : controller[at]immigration.gov.lk Web Site: www.immigration.gov.lk
Controller General of Immigration and Emigration & Commissioner for Registration of Persons of Indian Origin
Mr. M. N. Ranasinghe Telephone : +94 11 5329400 Ext : 9400 Fax : 2674621 Email : controller[at]immigration.gov.lk
Additional Controller General Mr P. V. Gunathilaka Telephone : +94 11 5329450 Ext : 9450
There are various ways to travel to the Department of Immigration and Emigration in Colombo (Address: 41 Ananda Rajakaruna Mw ,Punchi Boralla Colombo 10)
No. We are not related to the government of Sri Lanka.
We are a private company that provides a valuable service to process your visa for Sri Lanka ETA / e-Visa.
Our company processes visas for countries all across the globe. We are a travel agency that started the business because governments built poor websites and our clients were frustrated.
Our value proposition is:
1) Save you time and frustration 2) Provide 24/7 chat and phone support 3) Mobile friendly experience 4) Accept all forms of payment including PayPal and Amex 5) Accept multi-currencies 6) Easy visa retrieval process 7) Allow you to easily process more than 1 application at a time 8) Provide language translation of our website 9) Lowest service fee of private visa processors.
On our website, we have several disclaimers about the service fee. In addition, during the checkout process the service fee is detailed.
South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) countries are listed below:
Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka
Yes, you can travel to Sri Lanka for business on the ETA.
See below the categories of Business in Sri Lanka:
Yes. We have been helping thousands of travelers since 2002 and the Government of Sri Lanka fully accepts applications processed by specialized third parties like us for getting Sri Lanka visa online.
Only the data required to process your application will be collected and it will be used only for this purpose, we do not share any of your data with third parties. Our payment gateway has also been designed in accordance with the international standards.
The service charge for the visa to Sri Lanka ETA is $20 per person, regardless of the number of applicants.
All information, including your address should be entered as per the applicant's passport, so you should use a Polish Address.
If you can not provide an address in your passport country, then you should provide your current address for the Visa to Sri Lanka Application.
Please note that we are not affiliated with the government of Sri Lanka. We are a private company that provides a valuable service to process your ETA visa to Sri Lanka.
If you processed the visa to Sri Lanka ETA directly on our website, please contact us via online chat or via phone +1.302.404.3828 and we will assist on the matter.
The visa to Sri Lanka ETA is for two (2) entries within 30 days from the date of arrival.
If you wish to travel to Sri Lanka for a 3rd time during a short period of time then you have to apply for a new visa before arriving to Sri Lanka and after you used your two entries. You can apply here
Yes. Please note travelers have complained about long lines to process at the airport and the cost is higher. In addition, please note the airport transaction is conducted in local currency versus USD.
We highly recommend travelers to save time and money using the Sri Lanka visa online application. You can apply here
Yes, you can pay and get the visa on arrivals. We suggest that you apply online as the queue can be long when you arrive.
No, there is no risk in Sri Lanka but the government requires proof of yellow fever vaccination only if you are arriving from a country with risk of yellow fever. Countries with risk of yellow fever virus (YFV) transmission.
No. The Sri Lanka ETA is valid for six (6) months and a fresh ETA cannot be obtained using the same passport until that ETA expires.
If you lose the passport which contains the valid ETA you may apply for a fresh ETA by paying the relevant fee again.
No. The ETA is valid for six months and a fresh ETA cannot be obtained using the same passport until that ETA expires. If you lose the passport which contains the valid ETA you may apply for a fresh ETA by paying the relevant fee again.
All Sri Lankan ETA holders should be able to prove/adhere to the following if they wish to apply online:
No need to add your middle name. Your visa to Sri Lanka ETA will be valid if you use only your first and last name.
There are four (4) kinds of visas to Sri Lanka which permit a person to enter and/or stay in this country.
1. Visit Visa/ETA There are two sub-categories which come under visit visas : 1.1 Tourist Visit Visa - A Tourist Visa is issued to bona-fide tourists who want to enter Sri Lanka for sightseeing, excursions, visit relatives for a short period of time.
1.2 Business Purpose Visa - Issued to foreign nationals who visit Sri Lanka for business purposes for short period of time. This visa may be issued for single or double journeys.
2. Residence Visa A residence visa is a permit for a non-Sri Lankan to obtain residence facilities for special purposes. There are eight (8) sub-categories which come under residence visas.
3. Transit Visa A Transit Visa is an entry permit granted to a foreign national for admission into Sri Lanka for a brief period which is incidental and in the course of his journey to another destination.
4. Gratis Visa The holder of a Diplomatic or Official Passport or a passport with a valid Diplomatic or Official endorsement will not be required to pay any fees for the visa.
Click on the link below to get the contact details and locations of all Sri Lankan Missions abroad
No. All travelers who wish to apply online for their Sri Lanka Visa need to have a valid passport document.
If you have a refugee travel document, then you need to contact the nearest Sri Lankan Consulate to apply.