There are a lot of nationalities that can travel to Sri Lanka for tourism or business without a visa, but these nationalities still need special authorization to enter the country. Fortunately, with iVisa you can apply online for an eTA to visit Sri Lanka. Keep reading this article to know more information about the Sri Lankan electronic Travel Authorization (eTA).
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
How can I check my eligibility to the Sri Lanka eTA?
What is a Sri Lanka Electronic Travel Authority (eTA)?
The Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) is an official document that allows you to enter Sri Lanka for tourism or business purposes.
How long is the Sri Lanka Tourist ETA valid for?
The eTA has a validity of 180 days after issued and it has a Double Entry for a maximum stay of 30 days in Total.
What do I need to apply for a Sri Lanka Tourist eTA?
iVisa requires the following to process your application:
Passport with at least 6 months of validation from the intended arrival date.
A credit/debit card or PayPal account for the payment.
What are the processing times and prices?
The faster you want your ETA, the more you have to pay. With iVisa you have three options:
Standard processing – your eTA application is processed within 19 Business Days, and the price is USD 128.00 (service fees included).
Rush processing – you will receive your eTA within 17 Business Days, and the total price of it is USD 153.00 (service fees included).
Super rush processing – this is the fastest option. You will get your eTA in only 15 Business Days, and you will be charged USD 178.00 (service fees included).
These fees are based on the Tourist ETA, of you want to know the prices for the Business ETA, click here.
You can click on this link to start your online application.
How does the Sri Lanka eTA work?
In January 2012, the Department of Immigration and Emigration of Sri Lanka introduced the Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) system for foreign travelers. Citizens from almost any country in the world can now apply online without having to visit an embassy or consulate.
The eTA is an official authorization for short-term visits to Sri Lanka and is issued electronically. Applicants will receive their visas via email after completing the application form with the necessary information, and once the online payment is completed. It is quite simple to understand, right?
How long does it take to apply for a Sri Lanka ETA?
You need less than 20 minutes to complete your online form.
How can I apply for an ETA?
The application form is really easy and it only has three steps to follow:
The first step will ask you to fill in your general information. You also need to choose the processing time from the options mentioned above.
The second step will ask you to revise step one and make the payment. You can use a credit/debit card or Paypal.
The last step is to answer the final questionnaire. Other documents may be required as well, but it depends on personal circumstances.
Click here to start. After you are done, you only have to send your form and wait for your ETA to arrive. In case you need assistance to fill your application, iVisa has a fantastic support service that you can call 24/7.
What happens after I have applied?
Once you deliver your application form, you just need to wait for your visa to arrive by email in the timeframe you chose. There's no need to deal with the embassy, we do it for you so you don't waste precious time.
What does the Electronic Travel Authority look like?
Do I need a ticket before I apply for the Sri Lanka ETA?
No. Your Sri Lanka Visa ETA can be obtained before booking your flight ticket.
I will be in transit in Sri Lanka, do I need a visa?
No. You are exempt from obtaining a Sri Lanka ETA in the following cases:
Crew members of flight/ship.
Children under 12 years of age.
Transit passengers (if the layover lasts less than 48 hours).
I will travel with my child. Does my child need a visa to travel to Sri Lanka?
Children under the age of 12 are exempt from Visa to Sri Lanka Processing Fee.
I made a mistake on my application. Can I modify the eVisa after it’s issued?
No, we can not change or modify any details on the e-Visa once it's issued. If you realize you made a mistake before your visa was issued, then please contact us ASAP via online chat or by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Is iVisa secure to apply for the Sri Lanka ETA online?
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.
The information required to process your application will be collected carefully and it will be used only for the proper purpose, we do not share any of your data with third parties. Our payment gateway has also been designed following international standards.