iVisa | Updated on Jul 29, 2021

Getting a Sri Lanka Tourist Visa can be an easy task if you apply online. As an Indian passport holder, you can apply for an ETA by using iVisa's services . With a Sri Lankan ETA (Electronic Travel Authorization) you will be allowed to stay in the country for up to 30 days in Total.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

As an Indian citizen, do I need a visa to enter Sri Lanka?

You don't need a visa in itself. You only need to apply for an ETA to enter Sri Lanka. You can check the requirements by clicking here.

What is an ETA?

The Sri Lanka ETA is an Electronic Travel Authorization granted online through the web-based visa system. An ETA is issued only for business, tourism, and transit visits to Sri Lanka.

What is the maximum stay for Indian citizens in Sri Lanka?

30 days in Total for tourism and business purpose only. The ETA is valid for 180 days after issued from the date of application and allows you Double Entry into the country.

What are the costs and processing times to apply for a Sri Lanka Visa as an Indian passport holder?

For the processing time of your Sri Lanka ETA, you can choose one of these three options:

  • Standard processing – Your ETA application is processed within 15 days, and the price is USD 40.00 (service fees included).

  • Rush processing – You will receive your ETA within 10 days, and the total price of it is USD 70.00 (service fees included).

  • Super rush processing – This is the fastest option. You will get your ETA in only 7 days, and you will be charged USD 85.00 (service fees included).

Click here to start your application.

What are the requirements for a Sri Lanka visa for Indian passport holders?

You will need:

  • A passport scan – we only need the information page of your passport. Here you will find instructions on how to make the best passport scan for your application.

  • 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.

How long does it take to apply for a Sri Lanka ETA?

10 MINUTES or less by filling out this application: Sri Lanka ETA. The process is completely online.

How can I apply for an ETA?

The application form is really easy and it's split into three steps:

  1. The first step will ask you to fill in your general information. You also need to choose the processing time from the options mentioned above.

  2. The second step will ask you to revise step one and make the payment. You can use a credit/debit card or a Paypal account for the payment.

  3. The last step consists of a questionnaire. Other documents may be required as well, but it depends on individual circumstances.

Click here to start. After you are done, you can send your form and wait for your ETA. In case you need assistance filling out your application, iVisa has a fantastic support service that you can call 24/7.

What happens after I have applied?

Once you send your application, you only have to wait for your visa to arrive in your email in the timeframe you chose. You don't need to deal with the embassy. We do it for you so you don't waste valuable time.

How does the Electronic Travel Authority look like?

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I will be in the transit area in Sri Lanka, do I need a visa?

No. You are exempt from the Visa to Sri Lanka ETA in the following cases:

  • Crew members of flight/ship.

Following category is exempt from ETA Processing Fee:

  • Children under 12 years of age.
  • If you're in transit ONLY for 48 hours.

Does my child need a visa to travel to Sri Lanka?

Children under the age of 12 years are exempt from Visa to Sri Lanka Processing Fee.

Should I get a Yellow Fever vaccination before traveling to Sri Lanka?

NO. There is no risk in Sri Lanka BUT the government requires proof of yellow fever vaccination ONLY if you are arriving from a country with risk of yellow fever. Check the list of countries that apply here.

I made a mistake on my application. Can I modify the eVisa after it’s issued?

No, we can not change or modify any details on the e-Visa once it's issued. If you do, however, realize you made a mistake before your visa has been issued, then please contact us ASAP via online chat or by sending an email to

Is iVisa secure to apply for the Sri Lanka ETA online?

Yes. We've helped thousands of travelers since 2002 and the Government of Sri Lanka fully accepts applications processed by specialized third parties like us.

You can read here what our customers are saying about our service.

I have more unresolved questions, where can I find more info?

For a faster resolution click here and start chatting with one of our customer service representatives. Alternatively, you can find more info and FAQs here.