The citizens of Pakistan are visa-exempt if they want to travel to Sri Lanka. However, as a Pakistani citizen, you must apply for a Sri Lanka ETA before departure, which is simply an authorization that gives you permission to enter the country in a 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?
This ETA has a validity of 180 days after issued, for a Double Entry of a maximum of 30 days Per Entry.
What are the documents required to apply?
This is all you need:
Valid passport – the general requirement is that your passport needs to be valid for three months after your visa expires.
E-mail address – when applying with iVisa, your visa will be sent to you via e-mail, so make sure that you introduce a valid e-mail address you have access to.
Means of payment – iVisa accepts multiple methods of payment such as credit and debit cards or Paypal. Do not forget to double-check the spelling before submitting your application.
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?
iVisa has 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 iVisa puts at your disposal. Your application is processed within 24 hours, and it costs USD 42.00 (service fees included).
Rush processing – this time, your ETA arrives in just 4 hours, but you will be charged USD 72.00 (service fees included).
Super Rush processing – it only takes 30 minutes for your application to be processed. As you can imagine, the fee is higher: USD 92.00 (service fees included).
Click here to start your application.
How does the Sri Lanka Tourist ETA work?
In January 2012, the Department of Immigration and Emigration of Sri Lanka introduced the Electronic Travel Authorization (ETA) system for travelers visiting Sri Lanka. Travelers from almost any country in the world can now apply online without having to visit an embassy or consulate.
The Sri Lanka ETA is an official authorization for short-term visits to Sri Lanka and is issued electronically. Applicants will receive their visas via email after completing the application form with the necessary information, and once the online payment is completed. Simple, right?
How long does it take to apply for a Tourist ETA?
You'll probably need less than 10 minutes.
How can I apply for a Sri Lanka Tourist ETA?
iVisa puts 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 iVisa asks 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.
Click here to start. After you are done, you submit your form and wait for your ETA to arrive. In case you need assistance to fill your application, iVisa has a fantastic support service that you can call 24/7.
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 to 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?
You can perfectly apply for friends or family. Just make sure to have all the required documents (you can see above in this article). If you are applying for only one friend or family member, just apply here introducing his or her data. In case you need to apply for more than one person, you can do so by clicking on ‘Add new applicant’ in the application form and completing the data required.
How does this e-Visa look like?
What can I do if I make a mistake in my application?
If you made a mistake when entering your data online then please contact our customer service representatives as soon as possible via online chat to assist you.
Your ETA is linked to your passport number, if we already submitted your application, then you can NOT make any changes and you will have to apply again but we will NOT charge you another service fee.
Is it safe to use iVisa to get my ETA?
Many people think that online information leaks and that their personal info is at risk of getting into the wrong hands. However, that is not the case with our services. We provide maximum safety for your personal data, confidentiality, and we invest a lot in the security of our database. Your personal information could not be safer. You can check what hundreds of happy customers say about us here.