iVisa | Updated on Mar 12, 2020

Important note: We currently aren't offering the Sri Lanka ETA for Syrian citizens, but we encourage you to stay alert to our website because this product will be available soon

There are 21 countries whose citizens require a consular visa to enter Sri Lanka, and one of these countries is Syria. The good news is that this decree won't last forever since Syrian citizens could be eligible to get a Sri Lankan ETA very soon. You'll find out more information about this upcoming ETA in this article, starting with some constant questions that many travelers do.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Do Syrian Passport Holders Need a Visa to Enter Sri Lanka?

Yes, all Syrian passport holders need a visa to travel to Sri Lanka. If you're Syrian, you can only get a Sri Lankan consular visa by now, but you'll be able to apply for an ETA very soon.

What is the Sri Lanka ETA?

The Electronic Travel Authorization (ETA) is an official document that permits travelers to enter and travel within Sri Lanka.

What documents do I need to apply?

To apply for an ETA you need to provide some information so that iVisa can sort out the bureaucracy part. The list is quite short, and you should have no trouble with getting everything on it. Here is what you need to come up with:

  • Passport with at least 6 months of validity. You also have to scan the information page.

  • Digital passport photo.

  • Credit/debit card or PayPal account for payment.

  • Return or onward flight ticket.

What are the prices and processing times for the Sri Lankan e-Visa?

This is probably one of the many concerns about eVisas. That's why iVisa gies you three options according to your needs:

  • Standard processing – For this option, your visa is ready in 24 hours and it costs you USD 55.00.

  • Rush processing – You'll receive your visa in4 hours with a price of USD 85.00.

  • Super Rush processing – This is the fastest option you can choose. That's why you can obtain your visa in only 30 minutes and it has a price of USD 100.00.

How can I apply?

The application form is divided into two simple steps:

  1. The first one will ask you to fill in your personal information like name, address, passport info, e-mail, and so on. You must choose the type of ETA and the processing time as well.

  2. In the second step of the application process you have to make the payment and review the information you gave in the first step. You can pay iVisa's fees using a credit/debit card or PayPal. As for the review, keep in mind that the information you provide must be 100% accurate. If there's a mistake in your online form, you won't be able to fix it once it's sent, and you'll have to repeat the process. We recommend you to double-check everything before clicking the submit button.

What happens after I have applied for this eVisa?

Once your application is ready, you will obtain the e-Visa by email, so you don't need to deal with the embassy. We do it for you so you don't waste valuable time. After that, you can present a printed version of your Tourist e-Visa along with your passport once you enter Sri Lanka, but it's not a must since your ETA is electronically linked to your passport.

Do I also need to get a Tourist e-Visa for my children?

Only if they're younger than 12 years old. Kids under 12 years old are exempt from paying the Sri Lankan ETA.

What can I do if I make a mistake in my application form?

In case you make a mistake while entering your data online, then please contact our customer service center as soon as possible online to assist you.

I still have more unresolved questions, where can I find more information about it?

For a faster resolution, you can click here and start chatting with one of our customer service agents. You can find more info and FAQs here as well.

Important note: We currently aren't offering the Sri Lanka ETA for Syrian citizens, but we encourage you to stay alert to our website because this product will be available soon

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