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Sri Lanka transit visa requirements

Sri Lanka transit visa requirements
iVisa | Updated on Aug 29, 2019

As you may already know, transiting Sri Lanka requires a transit visa unless you are from a visa-exempt country. A visa is not necessary if you do not wish to leave the transit area, but if you do, you are not allowed to enter the country without a Sri Lanka transit visa.

Fortunately, the Sri Lanka transit visa is available online, and while iVisa cannot facilitate the process of getting it at the moment, we can guarantee that will we will launch it soon. Until then, we wish to provide you with the necessary information about the requirements.

The first requirement you need to concern yourself with is your passport. All applicants must have a valid passport that does not expire for at least another 6 months from the date of arrival in Sri Lanka. Check the expiry date before you apply. The passport also needs to have one blank page for the stamp.

The next item on the list is the photos. You are required to have two pictures of you. The requirements for the photos are also essential. They need to be passport-sized and taken in the last 6 months. Do not forget that there are other guidelines for a passport photo, and the ones you provide should meet them all. You would be surprised how many people have their Sri Lanka transit visa application denied because of improper photos.

Moving on, one of the Sri Lanka transit visa requirements concerns the onward flight ticket. Since you are supposed to be just passing through Sri Lanka, you need to provide proof that you are merely in-transit. An onward flight ticket should meet that purpose.

An essential requirement regards the application form. You need to ask for something in order to get it, right? When iVisa launches the Sri Lanka transit visa, you will be able to enjoy an accessible and quick application form. It will be broken down into three steps so that you can find it more convenient - you should complete it in about 20 minutes. The key point is that the application form from iVisa will not be challenging whatsoever.

While the Sri Lanka transit visa requirements you see above are of general concern, there are two things that iVisa will ask from you as a part of the online application process. The first one is a valid e-mail address. Since iVisa needs to send you the document in PDF format, you must have an e-mail address to which you have access. Printing out the visa is necessary and you should have at least one physical copy.

The other demand from iVisa will be the method of payment. Since the application process is entirely online, you need to provide a means of online payment. You will be happy to know that iVisa does not accept only credit or debit cards. You will be able to use PayPal, Alipay, and WeChat as well.

As you can see, the Sri Lanka transit visa requirements are nothing out of the ordinary. Chances are that you already have everything you need, and if you do not, the items above are not challenging to obtain. For further information, do not hesitate to contact our customer support service. It is available 24/7 via online chat or phone, and it is entirely free of charge.

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