Sri Lanka Visa for Indians

Sri Lanka Visa for Indians
iVisa | Updated on Oct 14, 2019

Getting a Sri Lanka Tourist Visa is a simple, secure and 100 % online procedure. As an Indian passport holder, you will only 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 Per Entry.

The first step you need to take in order to obtain your Sri Lanka Tourist Visa process started is to fill out this online form for Indian passport holders.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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

Not exactly. However, Indian citizens will need to apply for an ETA to enter Sri Lanka. You can check what is required of Indians to apply by clicking here.

What is an ETA?

The Sri Lanka ETA visa 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, tourism and transit purposes.

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

30 days Per Entry. Only tourism and business visits are allowed. The ETA is valid for 180 days after issued from the date of application and permits you Double Entry into the country.

What are the costs and processing times to apply for a Sri Lanka Visa for Indians?

For the processing time of your Sri Lanka ETA, we propose Indians three options for the processing time and price:

  • Standard processing – your ETA application is processed within 24 hours, and the price is USD 20.00 (service fees included).

  • Rush processing – you will receive your ETA within 4 hours, and the total price of it is USD 50.00 (service fees included).

  • Super rush processing – this is the fastest option. You will get your ETA in only 30 minutes, and you will be charged USD 70.00 (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:

  • An Indian passport.

  • Proof of a valid round-trip ticket showing the port of entry into Sri Lanka.

  • Proof you have funds to cover all your expenses during your stay.

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

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

How can I apply for an ETA?

The application form is really easy and consists of three simple 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 personal circumstances.

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.

What happens after I have applied?

Once you submit your application, you just need to wait for your visa to arrive by email in the timeframe you chose No need to deal with the embassy. We do it for you so you don't lose valuable time.

What does the Electronic Travel Authority look like?

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I will be in transit 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.

  • Transit permitted 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 have been helping thousands of travelers since 2002 and the Government of Sri Lanka fully accepts applications processed by specialized third parties like us for getting Sri Lanka visa online.

Only the data required to process your application will be collected and it will be used only for this purpose, we do not share any of your data with third parties. Our payment gateway has also been designed in accordance with international standards.

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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.

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