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Sri Lanka
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Your embassy will assist you if an emergency (eg. Natural disasters, civil unrest, etc) occur

Why Register with the Embassy

Travel Registration is a service provided by the government. This service allows you to record information about your upcoming trip abroad to the Department of State so it can be used to assist you in case of an emergency. People residing abroad can also get routine information from their nearest embassy or consulate if registered.

Required Information to Apply

Once You Have Registered With Your Embassy Or Consulate, You Will Need To Update Your Data If:

  • your contact details change,
  • your civil status changes,
  • you are going back to your home country.

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What you need to know

  • The Sri Lanka ETA is an online visa required for short visits to Sri Lanka for tourism, business, or transit.

  • You cannot obtain a new ETA while you’re in Sri Lanka, regardless of whether your current ETA is valid or expired. You have to leave the country to apply again.

  • To apply with us for your Sri Lanka Tourist ETA, you need a passport and 2 digital passport photos.

Apply today for the Sri Lanka Tourist ETA with us

Last updated: April 2024

Explore the enchanting beauty of Sri Lanka, from its pristine beaches to ancient temples, by securing your Sri Lanka Tourist ETA.

We make obtaining your Sri Lanka Tourist ETA effortless, allowing you to immerse yourself in the island's rich culture and breathtaking landscapes without the hassle.

Whether you are seeking a serene retreat or an adventurous exploration, start your journey with us today.

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What is the Sri Lanka Tourist ETA?

The Sri Lanka Tourist ETA, also known as the Electronic Travel Authorization, is a compulsory entry requirement for tourists who wish to visit Sri Lanka for short stays involving tourism, including sightseeing, holidaying, or visiting friends and relatives.

What can you do with the Sri Lanka Tourist ETA?

  • Sightseeing and holidaying throughout Sri Lanka.

  • Visiting friends and relatives.

  • Undergoing medical treatments, including ayurvedic and yoga treatments.

  • Participating in sporting events, competitions, and cultural performances.

What can you not do with the Sri Lanka Tourist ETA?

  • Engage in any form of employment, including voluntary work.

  • Enroll in any educational courses or conduct research.

  • Engage in political activities or media/journalism without proper endorsements and visas.

  • Stay indefinitely; the ETA is valid for short stays only.

Who requires the Sri Lanka Tourist ETA?

Nearly all nationalities are eligible to apply for the Sri Lanka Tourist ETA, except for a few countries that are provided visas on arrival or have visa-free entry due to bilateral agreements.

Select your nationality at the top of this page to check if you are eligible for the visa, as these can frequently change based on diplomatic relations and international agreements.

Requirements to apply for a Sri Lanka Tourist ETA include:

  • Your trip must be for tourism purposes such as sightseeing, holidaying, visiting friends or relatives, or medical treatment, including ayurvedic and yoga.

  • The visit should not exceed the duration permitted by the ETA.

  • You must have a passport valid for at least six months from when you arrive in Sri Lanka.

  • You should possess a return ticket as well as sufficient funds to cover your expenses during the stay.

Visa-exempt: Who doesn't need to apply for Sri Lanka Tourist ETA?

Nationals from the following countries do not need to apply for a Sri Lanka Tourist ETA due to visa exemption agreements:

  1. Singapore

  2. Maldives

  3. Seychelles

These visa exemptions are typically granted for 30 to 90 days of short stays. However, conditions and policies may change, so verifying the current status is important before planning your travel.

You can find detailed and up-to-date information about visa exemptions on the official Sri Lanka ETA portal or by contacting the nearest Sri Lankan embassy or consulate.

Do children also require the Sri Lanka Tourist ETA?

Yes, children also require the Sri Lanka Tourist ETA. All foreign nationals, regardless of age, planning a short visit to Sri Lanka must apply for an ETA before arrival. This includes minors traveling with their parents or legal guardians. Remember, you can apply for your whole family at once with us.

Sri Lanka Tourist ETA validity: How long can I stay in Sri Lanka?

The ETA is valid for 30 days after arrival in Sri Lanka. You can travel to the country within 180 days from the date of issue.

This electronic travel authorization is a double-entry permit, not a multiple-entry one, and allows a maximum stay of 30 days in total. In other words, you can use it twice within 180 days and stay for a maximum of 1 month.

Can I extend my Sri Lanka Tourist ETA?

Yes, you can extend your Sri Lanka Tourist ETA. Initially, the ETA allows for a stay of up to 30 days from the date of arrival, but it can be extended for up to six months under certain conditions.

To apply for an extension, visit the Department of Immigration and Emigration in Colombo, Sri Lanka before your current ETA expires. Find more information on the Sri Lankan Department of Immigration and Emigration website.

Sri Lanka Tourist ETA required documents

The ETA Sri Lanka online application is easier than you think. We have designed a short and straightforward process for the Sri Lanka ETA requirements.

The company does the heavy lifting, but you must provide the correct information and documents to start the process.

To do this, you need to provide the following:

  • Passport - You must have a passport valid for at least another six months beyond your arrival in Sri Lanka.

  • Digital passport photo - Make sure the photo is as recent as possible and meets the standards of the travel document.

You will receive a confirmation email once you have submitted your application. If you do not find it in your inbox, it may be in the spam folder. You only need to show or print a copy.

Sri Lanka Tourist ETA costs and processing times

The Sri Lanka Tourist ETA carries a government fee of USD $59.00. If you apply with us, you have three processing options, which cost an additional fee depending on the option you choose:

  1. Standard Processing Time: 3 days - USD $126.99

  2. Rush Processing Time: 24 hours - USD $171.99.

  3. Super Rush Processing Time: 12 hours - USD $234.99.

Remember that this document is only available for short-term visits. If you want to live or work in Sri Lanka, you may need to apply for another type of visa.

Benefits of applying for Sri Lanka Tourist ETA with us

Wondering why you should apply with us? Here’s a quick breakdown of the benefits you can expect:

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Do you have more questions about Sri Lanka Tourist ETA?

If you want to learn more about the Sri Lanka Tourist ETA or have questions about the application process, we’re here to help.

Our dedicated online team of customer service agents is available via online chat, or you can speak with them via WhatsApp.


Don’t worry! Sometimes errors happen, due to internet problems, payment issues, or something else. Simply contact our customer team via [online chat] or email at [email protected], and they’ll make sure to check your application and how to process. They are available 24/7.

Cancelations are rare within the iVisa platform because our expert team checks each application carefully for mistakes or missing documents.

Still, it is possible that the Sri Lanka government cancels or rejects your application due to specific reasons. If that’s the case, iVisa may return the iVisa processing fee based on the amount of rejected applicants. Please note that the government fees are not refunded.

If you want to reapply for the Sri Lanka Tourist ETA, you can do so with the support of iVisa.

Depending on the stage of your application, there are different outcomes. For example, if you have not uploaded the required documents yet, you can make a note of the error(s) and send this to our customer service team to be amended.

If you have already submitted all documents and information to iVisa, or you already have received your confirmed ETA for Sri Lanka, it is not possible to make changes anymore.

You must apply for a new Sri Lanka ETA with the correct details. Always first communicate with our experts before reapplying to check what the status of your application is.

Once you have paid for the visa service, it is not possible to cancel the application. Please contact the iVisa experts for further advice.
We can assure that all your data is safely processed on both the secured online iVisa environment and the Sri Lanka government website. Your details are only used to submit your application and obtain the Sri Lanka Tourist ETA. Banking details are never stored, so you can feel confident that your data is safe.
At iVisa, we understand that your time is valuable, and we strive to provide you with the fastest service possible. Our processing times are estimated based on the average duration it takes governments to process visa applications. These estimated times begin from the moment we receive all the correct information for your application until you receive your visa. While we work diligently to expedite the process, it’s important to note that we are reliant on the processing times set by the government authorities.
  • 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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