It is a pleasure to let you know that if you are a Pakistani, you will not need to obtain a visa; but, of course, you need an ETA before departure, which is simply an authorization that gives you permission to enter the country in an easier way than a traditional visa.
Lucky for you, this document can be purchased online, and iVisa can help you get it. We will show you how in this post.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
I have a Pakistani passport, do I need an ETA to visit Sri Lanka?
Which ETA types are there for Pakistani passport holders?
There are two kinds of ETA for Pakistani passport holders:
Note that this blogpost contains information about the Tourist ETA, but you can check all the requirements needed for both electronic visas here.
What is the Sri Lanka Tourist ETA?
The Electronic Travel Authorization (ETA) is an official document that allows travelers to enter Sri Lanka for tourism purposes. It's like a visa, but with an electronic system and much easier to get.
How long is the Sri Lanka Tourist ETA valid for?
It has a validation for 180 days after issued, and it provides you a Double Entry, also you can be in the nation for 30 days in Total.
What are the documents required to apply?
We will let you know below:
Valid passport – check that the expiration date of your passport has another 3 months valid after your visa concludes.
E-mail address – in order to get your electronic visa, you will need to give us a correct email address and please type each of the letters, carefully.
Means of payment – at the end of your request, you will have to pay it using a credit or debit card or even Paypal.
To keep it simple, remember that before applying, the most important things to consider are:
Passport Personal Details Scan (if applicable)
Passport Personal Details Scan (if applicable)
What are the processing times and prices?
We have three options for you to choose according to how soon would you like to have your electronic visa:
Standard processing – this is the cheapest and slowest option that we put at your disposal. It takes 24 hours to obtain your visa and the sum is USD 55.00. It includes service rates.
Rush processing – this time, your ETA arrives in just 4 hours, but you will be charged USD 85.00. It includes service tax.
Super Rush processing – it only takes 30 minutes for your application to be processed. As you can imagine, the fee is higher: USD 100.00 including service tax.
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How does the Sri Lanka Tourist ETA work?
The Department of Immigration and Emigration of Sri Lanka launched in 2012 this type of visa called Electronic Travel Authorization (ETA). So, it helps you not to waste too much time and not go to an embassy.
This ETA is a legal permission to travel to Sri Lanka. Thus, for travelers to get their visas via email, they will need to complete a virtual platform with all their information and also pay for that.
How long does it take to apply for a Tourist ETA?
This ETA will not take you more than10 minutes.
How can I apply for a Sri Lanka Tourist ETA?
We put at your disposal an easy application form online that only has three steps:
Step number one asks for your personal information, passport info, and a couple of details about your trip. For example, your departure date. You are also required to choose a processing time for your application.
The second step consists of payment and check. You must make sure that all the information you provide in the application is accurate and there are no typos. Otherwise, you may receive a visa that is invalid. Read the form carefully before submitting it.
The last step is when we ask for the required documents. You must upload whatever you are told. For example, you need to upload the photo and a passport scan of the information page, but additional documents may be required. You will be notified in due time.
Begin your new trip and apply with us. Once you have finished all the formulary, submit it and when we have the response of your ETA, we will let you know you about it. If you have any concerns, feel free to chat with one of our super agents.
Do I need to carry a printed copy of the Sri Lanka Tourist ETA?
Although it's electronically linked to your passport, we suggest travelers print this confirmation and keep a copy of it with your passport.
Do I need to get separate Tourist ETAs for my children?
Children who are under 12 years old are exempt from paying the ETA, so as long as your kids aren't 12 years old, then you don't have to pay another ETA for them.
How can I apply for my family or friends?
To apply for any other person, you must have all documents to start the application. Then, complete the form and if you need to add another traveler just click on 'Add new applicant' and fill out the information.
How does this e-Visa look like?
What can I do if I make a mistake in my application?
It is possible to make mistakes and what we always tell our customers is that if your request has not been made yet, we can make any modifications and for this, you should talk to our super operators as soon as you can, but in case that the application is already finished, we will not be able to do anything. The only solution would be to apply with us again and you will not pay for the service cost.
Is it safe to use iVisa to get my ETA?
We always care about the quality of service we provide our clients, including the protection of their personal data. It is normal for many people to think that their personal information is in danger but that not happens with our services. If you still have any doubts to apply with us, do not forget to review our page where you will see many opinions about our services.