As a Japanese citizen, you don't have to go to the nearest Sri Lankan embassy to get a consular visa if you plan to travel to Sri Lanka for tourism or business purposes. Instead, since you qualify for the Electronic Travel Authorization, you can apply for a Sri Lanka eVisa online. iVisa can help with the process so that you can have your document in only 30 minutes.
Do you want to learn more about this document? Then keep reading the information below.
Frequently Asked Questions / FAQs
I'm Japanese, do I need a visa to visit Sri Lanka?
More than a visa, what you need to obtain is an ETA, which is a lot simpler to get.
What is a Sri Lanka Tourist ETA?
The Electronic Travel Authorization (ETA) is a document that permits you to travel to Sri Lanka for tourism or business purposes. It depends on the type of ETA you choose.
How long can I stay in Sri Lanka with an ETA?
With your Tourist ETA, you can stay in Sri Lanka 30 days Total. If you apply for the Business ETA, you can also stay 30 days Total.
What are the requirements?
Before anything else, you need to make sure that you have everything iVisa asks of you for the online application process. However, you may have some of the things on the list of requirements. Here's the list:
- Valid Passport – to obtain a Sri Lanka ETA, you must obtain a passport that remains valid for at least 6 months from the flying date in Sri Lanka.
- Digital photo – Make sure that the picture is as recent as possible and that it reflects all the guidelines for a passport photo.
- Valid e-mail address – iVisa will send you the ETA via e-mail in PDF format, which is why you have to provide a valid e-mail address. Do not forget to print out a physical copy before you leave.
- Means of payment – during the online process, you'll have to make the payment. iVisa allows you to pay with credit or debit cards, but you can use PayPal as well.
How long can I use this eVisa?
This Sri Lanka ETA expires 180 days after issued, so you can use it for that period. Nevertheless, don't forget that you can stay in Sri Lanka for 30 days Total.
What are the processing times and prices?
Each processing time has a different price. In iVisa you have three options and you can choose one of them according to your needs. Your options are the following:
Standard processing – this is the cheapest option. Your application is ready in 24 hours, and it costs USD 55.00.
Rush processing – this time, your Sri Lanka ETA will arrive in only 4 hours, but you'll have to pay USD 85.00.
Super Rush processing – it only takes 30 minutes for your application to be ready. As you can guess, the fee is higher. USD 100.00 being precise.
How can I apply?
Right after you notice that you have everything you need, you can fill in the application form. You should not find this task challenging, but if you need assistance, or if you have questions, do not hesitate to contact iVisa’s customer support service. It is available 24/7 and free of charge.
When you access the application page, you will see that the form has three steps:
The first one is based on general information, but you also need to make a choice regarding the visa type and the processing time for your application. Both factors will establish how much you will be charged for your Sri Lanka ETA.
The second step asks for your payment details, but you also have to review the information in your form and make sure it is 100% accurate.
Finally, the third step asks you to provide the supporting documents of your application. Once you finish this part, you have to send your request, and iVisa will take it from here.
If you're ready to start your online process, click here.
How many times can I enter Sri Lanka with a Tourist ETA?
Your Tourist ETA has Double Entry. You have the same amount of entries if you apply for a Business ETA.
Do I need to get separate Tourist ETAs for my children?
If you travel with children under 12 years old you won't need to apply for them.
Can I apply for my family or friends?
As long as you get their information (or at least the same requirements as above), you can complete their application form.
Do I need to print a copy of the Sri Lanka Tourist ETA?
Your ETA is electronically linked to your passport, but we still suggest to print this confirmation and keep a copy of it with your passport.
How does the Sri Lanka ETA look like?