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4 min read
Updated on May 14, 2024

Important note: iVisa can't grant you the Sri Lankan ETA if you're Kenyan, but stay alert to iVisa's website because this product will be available very soon

There are 21 countries whose citizens require a consular visa to enter Sri Lanka, and one of them is Kenya. If you're a Kenyan citizen, you need a consular visa to travel to Sri Lanka, but that might change in the future with the upcoming Sri Lankan ETA. The ETA is an electronic document available through an online process, and it's a great option for those who don't want to waste time at the embassy.

As you can see, this seems like a great option in the future. iVisa doesn't have this product available yet, but in the meantime, you can read more details about it in the article below.

Sri Lanka

Frequently Asked Questions / FAQs

Do Kenyan citizens need a Visa to Enter Sri Lanka?

Yes, Kenyans need a visa to enter Sri Lanka. You can only have a consular visa by now, but you'll be able to apply for a Sri Lankan ETA very soon.

What is the Sri Lanka Tourist ETA?

The Electronic Travel Authorization (ETA) is the name of the official document that allows you to enter Sri Lanka for tourism purposes. If you want to travel to Sri Lanka for business purposes, you have to apply for a Business ETA.

How long can I stay in Sri Lanka with an ETA?

Every citizen who applies for a Sri Lankan ETA can stay in the country for 60 days Per Entry.

What documents do I need to apply?

The online application form is very easy, but you still have to provide some documents to start. You don't have to despair about the requirements, they're not impossible to get. You only need:

  • A valid passport for at least 6 months from the expected date of departure.

  • Digital passport photo.

  • Credit/debit card or PayPal account to pay your ETA.

  • Return or onward flight ticket – this requirement applies only for the citizens of Afghanistan, Iraq, Iran, Nigeria, Pakistan, Somalia, and Syria.

  • Valid e-mail address – to get your ETA in PDF format (it's recommended to have a digital or physical copy of the ETA).

How long is the Sri Lankan ETA valid for?

You can use this document for 180 days after issued.

What are the processing times and prices for Kenyan Citizens?

You need to know that the price of your ETA changes according to how soon you want to receive it. The faster you needyour ETA, the more you'll have to pay. These are your options:

  • Standard processing – You'll wait 4 days by paying USD $140.99.

  • Rush processing – With this alternative, your ETA is ready in 2 days and you have to pay USD $192.99 (services fee included).

  • Super Rush processing – You'll have to pay USD $258.99, but you'll have the application ready in 36 hours.

How much time do I need to apply?

You only need at least 20 minutes to complete your online form.

How can I apply?

It's very easy to complete the application form, especially because iVisa created an easy 2-step process:

  1. The first step will ask you to fill in your basic information (including passport id and address). Also, you must choose the type of ETA you prefer (it can be tourist or business) and the processing time.

  2. The second step will ask you to pay for the service and it'll also require you to review the information you gave in step one. As for the review, all the information you provide must be 100% accurate. Keep in mind that if there's any mistake in your online form after it's sent, you won't be able to correct it and you'll have to repeat the process

Do I need to get separate Tourist ETAs for my kids?

It depends on your kid's age. If your kids areunder 12 years old, then they're exempt from paying the ETA.

How do I know if my Sri Lanka ETA is approved?

We will let you know this information via email as soon as the Sri Lanka Government approves your ETA.

How does this eVisa look like?

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Is it safe to use iVisa to get my Sri Lanka Visa?

Yes, totally! We are a certified company that's been offering official e-Visas for more than seven years. With a 9.5 “Excellent” rating on TrustPilot and thousands of positive reviews, it is easy to see why so many people have come to trust iVisa as their go-to resource for an efficient and fast visa process for their world travel.

Where can I find more info?

If you have more doubts or questions about this document, then click here and start chatting with one of our customer service representatives. You can also find more info and FAQs here.

As you can see, getting an ETA for Sri Lanka will be very easy. The electronic system is easy to use, and the officials in Sri Lanka advise to use it to prevent any delays at the points of entry in the country.

Important note: iVisa can't grant you the Sri Lankan ETA if you're Kenyan, but stay alert to iVisa's website because this product will be available very soon

  • iVisa is NOT affiliated with any government agency. This site does not provide legal advice and we are not a law firm. None of our customer service representatives are lawyers and they also do not provide legal advice. We are a private, internet-based travel and immigration consultancy provider dedicated to helping individuals travel around the world. You may apply by yourself directly on the various government websites. The source of information: https://www.immigration.gov.lk/
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