What is an Sri Lanka Visa?
Sri Lanka Visa is an official authorization for a Short Visit to Sri Lanka and is issued electronically. Sri Lanka Visa is introduced with the intention of providing an efficient, reliable and simplified service to those who visit Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka Visa holders will be issued a 30 day Short Visit visa at the port of entry in Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka Visa will be effective from 1st of January 2012.
Sri Lanka Visa is issued through an on-line system. No passport copies, documents or photographs are required. There is no requirement to endorse the Sri Lanka Visa on the passport.
On the basis of reciprocity, citizens of The Republic of Singapore, The Republic of Maldives and The Republic of Seychelles are exempt from the requirement of obtaining Visa to visit Sri Lanka.
An intended traveler visiting Sri Lanka for a short stay for following purposes, must obtain a visa prior approval for their arrival.
Visiting friends and relatives
Medical treatment including Ayurvedic and Yoga
Participate in Sporting Events, Competitions and Activities relating to Cultural Performance
The types of Sri Lanka Visa :
At the arrival applicant may be granted 30 days visa with double entry facility and double entries can be made from the date of initial arrival (Within given 30 days). The balance period of the 30 days of the initial entry will be granted for the second visit to Sri Lanka.
How to submit a visa application
Click on the Apply Visa
button and fill in a visa application.
Pay the relevant a visa processing fee using your electronic payment cards (credit card/e-commerce enabled debit cards) and submit the application. Only Visa and Master Cards are accepted.
If your application is successfully submitted, you will receive an approval notice within 72 hours.
How to extend short visit visa
A visitor wishing to stay more than 30 days in Sri Lanka, may apply for an extension. The Short Visit visa may be extended up to 90 days from the date of arrival at the first instance and further 90 days at the second instance.
Application for an extension should be submitted to the Visa Section of the Department of Immigration (head office) by visiting the Department or through an Authorized Agent.
Sample of Sri Lanka Visa Approval Notice
The application process for a Electronic Travel Authorization consists of fewer formalities in comparison to formal documental system. After successfully applying for an Electronic Travel Authorization, you will receive your approved travel authorization from us via e-mail.
Please, confirm the example of the successful confirmation that you will receive after your Electronic Travel Authorization application is approved.