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| Updated on Jul 31, 2018

Sri Lanka Visa for Indians

Getting a Sri Lanka Tourist Visa is quite simple and 100% online. If you are an Indian passport holder wishing to travel to Sri Lanka, you will need to apply for an online visa. Sri Lanka will issue travelers an ETA (Electronic Travel Authorization) that allows you to enter the country for 30 days. Below are frequently asked questions with helpful tips about the rules, regulations, and requirements to apply for a Sri Lanka visa for Indian passport holders.

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What is ETA?

ETA is an Electronic Travel Authorization granted online through the web based visa system. An ETA is issued only for Short Visits to Sri Lanka for Business purposes, Tourism and Transit purposes.

Do Indian Passport Holders Need a Visa to Go to Sri Lanka?

Yes. As of January 2012, all travelers entering Sri Lanka (except the Republics of Singapore, Maldives, and The Seychelles) are required to apply for an ETA for a short visit to Sri Lanka.

How Long can Indian Citizens Stay in Sri Lanka?

Indian passport can enter Sri Lanka for 30 days. Visits are limited to tourism and business visits only, and you must not engage in paid work or employment. You can apply for an extension from the Department of Immigration & Emigration in Colombo for a maximum of 6 months. The ETA visa is valid for 180 days from the date of application and permits you two entries into the country.

What are the Fees and Costs for a Sri Lanka Visa for Indians?

India is a member of The South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC), and therefore the reduced fee of $20 US is applicable for all ETA applications. If you’re visiting for business purposes and need multiple visits, the fee is $30. Applicants under 12 years of age are exempt from paying fees.

What Are The Requirements for a Sri Lanka Visa for Indian Passport Holders?

If you intend to visit Sri Lanka, you will need an Indian passport and proof of a valid round-trip ticket showing the port of entry into Sri Lanka. You also need to prove you have funds to cover all your expenses during your stay.

How Long Does It Take to Get a Sri Lanka ETA Visa?

The application process for a Sri Lanka ETA visa is completely online. As long as you have a valid passport and credit card, you can apply for and receive an ETA Visa in as little as thirty minutes.

How Difficult is the Sri Lanka Visa Application Form for Indians?

It is a really simple process if you use the iVisa website. You can also contact the Sri Lanka government in order to find the application form at the Sri Lanka authorization website.

How do I Obtain a Sri Lanka Visa?

Indians can apply for and pay the ETA Fee at the Sri Lanka ETA website or apply online with iVisa. Fill out a simple form, and have your credit card available to pay any applicable fees. We recommend paying the ETA Fee in advance of your trip, at least a week beforehand is best.

How early can I apply for the Sri Lanka Visa online?

The requirements for a Sri Lanka Visa is that you can only apply up to 60 days (2 months) prior to your departure date.

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.

How does the Electronic Travel Authority look like?

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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. Countries with risk of yellow fever virus (YFV) transmissions.


Click here to start your application for your Sri Lanka visa quickly and easily. iVisa makes it easy to apply for and receive your Sri Lanka visa and comes highly recommended. Check out their rating and reviews on Trustpilot. John Williams states: “I found iVisa to have been very easy to understand. They were prompt with obtaining our visa approval letters as well as answering any queries I had during this process”. You can have the same positive experience as John by applying for your Sri Lanka Visa through iVisa, visit our easy-to-use website today to chat to one of our friendly staff online for more information.

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Seems visa fee is updated to $40 USD.
(197 days ago)
$45 is the new fee for the standard processing.
(83 days ago)
Dear Gunny, the amount of 45 USD is the total payment you'll make through iVisa. It includes visa cost and the service fee. Important info: The tourist visa cost for South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation Countries (Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal, the Maldives, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.) is 25 USD and business visa cost is 30 USD, respectively. And, for all other countries the tourist visa cost is 35 USD and 40 USD for business
(82 days ago)
Can we get visa on arrival without filling the ETA form?
(5 days ago)