As an Indian citizen, you need a transit visa if you have a connecting flight in Sri Lanka. The Bandaranaike International Airport in Colombo, for instance. is the main international airport serving Sri Lanka. However, no documents are required if you do not plan to exit the transit zone. Nevertheless, in case you want to, iVisa will be able to help you apply for a Sri Lanka visa as soon as the document becomes available on their website.
Sri Lanka transit visa for Indian citizens – Requirements
As soon as the Sri Lanka transit visa goes live on iVisa, you will be able to apply, and you do not have to struggle with the requirements when that happens. iVisa will not ask for much apart from a passport. All you will need are the following:
Passport – applicants who want a Sri Lanka transit visa must hold a valid passport that remains as such for at least another 6 months from the date of arrival in Sri Lanka.
Two photos – the pictures must be taken in the last 6 months and follow all the guidelines for passport photos.
Onward flight ticket – this will serve as proof that you only wish to transit Sri Lanka.
Means of payment – during an online visa application process, you need to be able to pay the fee for your document online. iVisa accepts multiple methods of payment. You can use credit or debit cards, but PayPal, Alipay, and WeChat are also acceptable.
Email address – after you submit your application, iVisa will send you the transit ETA for Sri Lanka via email in PDF format. Please remember that you are going to have to print out at least one physical copy.
How will the application form be?
One of the things that iVisa takes great pride in is that the application forms are always short and simple, making travel as easy as possible for you. The one for the Sri Lanka transit visa will be no different. It will be designed in such a manner that you will be done with it in about 20 minutes. Whether you want to explore Sri Lanka’s capital of Colombo, which is located just south of the main airport, or travel elsewhere in the country, iVisa will help make your entry smoother as soon as the required documents are available.
Plus, let’s not forget that iVisa has excellent customer support that is free of charge and available 24/7 so you can focus less on paperwork and more on travel.
The application form will have three steps. During the first one, you will be required to provide your general information and select a processing time. The latter determines the cost of your transit visa, so keep that in mind when you make your choice. iVisa will give you three options: Standard, Rush, and Super Rush. As you can imagine, the sooner you want your visa, the higher the fee you have to pay for it. At the moment, we cannot possibly tell you what the fees are going to be, but we can guarantee that iVisa practices affordable and fair prices.
The second step will ask you to make the payment and revise your form. It is imperative that your application does not contain any errors when you submit it, so you need to double check it. The consequence is that you will receive an invalid document and you will be forced to repeat the process. Since corrections are impossible after the form reaches the processing stage, we suggest that you read the application carefully before moving forward.
The last step will focus on supporting documents for your application. iVisa will ask you to upload whatever is necessary. For example, a scan of your passport’s information page is needed. As soon as you are done, you can submit your application. iVisa will take matters further without your assistance.
The bottom line is that a Sri Lanka transit visa for Indian citizens will be easy to obtain with iVisa when the document becomes available. The process will be entirely online and effort on your part will be minimal so you can travel more and worry less.