The citizens of the Netherlands who plan to travel to Sri Lanka for tourism or business purposes do not have to go to an embassy to obtain a consular visa. As a Dutch national, you are eligible for an electronic travel authorization (ETA), which means that you can apply for a Sri Lanka ETA online. iVisa can help with the process, and at the end of it, your application can be approved in just 30 minutes if that is what you wish.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is an ETA?
An ETA (electronic travel authorization) is a official document that allows you to travel to and within Sri Lanka.
What are the requirements needed to obtain this ETA?
The online application process is not as demanding as the one at the embassy, a factor which is reflected in the list of requirements as well. You do not need much for a successful process. Only the following:
- Passport – to be able to apply for a Sri Lanka visa, you need to have a valid passport. Moreover, the document needs to remain valid for at least another 6 months from the date of arrival in Sri Lanka.
- Digital passport photo – keep in mind that the picture must be taken in the past 6 months and must follow other guidelines for a valid passport photo.
- E-mail address – after you submit your application, iVisa will send you the ETA via e-mail in PDF format. Make sure to provide a valid address which you have access to. When you receive the document, you can print it out, or you can keep a copy on your electronic device.
- Means of payment – iVisa accepts multiple methods of payment so that you can pay with whichever you feel comfortable. You can use a credit or debit card, but you can use PayPal, Alipay, or WeChat as well.
What are the processing time and fees iVisa offer?
iVisa gives you three options to choose from. Keep in mind that the choice will establish the price of your Sri Lanka visa. This are the processing times and fees:
Standard processing – this is the cheapest option you have at hand. And the slowest. Your application is processed within 5 days, and you are charged USD 55.00.
Rush processing – this time, you will receive your Sri Lanka ETA in 3 days since submission, but the fee hoes a bit higher. You will pay USD 85.00.
Super Rush processing – while this is the most expensive option, it is also the fastest. Your application is processed within just 2 days, but you have to pay USD 100.00 for the urgency.
In case you travel for business purposes, you need a Sri Lanka Business ETA. The fees are a bit different. You will be charged $70, $100, and $120 respectively for each processing time.
How is the online application form?
As soon as you put together all of the above, you are free to fill in the application form. It should take approximately 20 minutesof your time, but if you need any help, do not hesitate to contact iVisa’s customer support service. It is at your disposal non-stop and does not charge.
iVisa created a simple, 3-step application form.
The first step wants you to provide general information, but you also have to select a visa type and a processing timeframe for your application.
Moving on to step number two, you have to insert your payment details and review your form to make sure that the information you provided is 100% accurate.
And finally, the third step focuses on supporting documents. You need to upload them. After you do that, you can submit your application, and iVisa will take it further.
How long is the validation of this ETA?
This ETA is valid for 180 days after issued.
How many entries am I given? How long can I stay in Sri Lanka?
You are granted Double Entry and can stay a maximum of 30 days in Total.
Do I need to apply for my kids?
Children under 12 are exempt to apply for this ETA.
Do I need to carry a printed version of the ETA?
Although, this ETA is linked electronically to your passport, we do advice you to print out a copy!
Is it safe to use iVisa services?
You are totally safe! We are a trustworthy company and all your information will be secure. Check our testimonials!
I have more doubts, where can I look up more information?
The bottom line is that the citizens of the Netherlands have access to a straightforward process to obtain a Sri Lanka visa. iVisa will help you along the way and make this process a stress-free one. Have a wonderful trip!