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Sri Lanka Visa Requirements

In order to travel to Sri Lanka, it is necessary to accomplish a few formalities prior to your departure. Here you will find useful information for facilitating the process of getting your visa.

 

Passport

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Your passport must be valid for six months from the date of arrival in Sri Lanka. You must have a return ticket or transit (with a visa or a residence permit for the country of final destination).

What is an ETA?

It is an online authorization issued by the Sri Lankan government to those who are planning a short visit to Sri Lanka. You don’t need to provide any travel documents, passport or photographs to apply for an ETA because it will not be endorsed on your passport

Obtaining a 30-day visa :

  • Visit the Sri Lanka Electronic Travel Authorization System (http://www.eta.gov.lk) several days before arriving.
  • Follow the online application process and pay with a credit or debit card.- : $20 - free for children under 12
  • Once approved, print out the visa confirmation.

You can still obtain visas at Sri Lankan embassies abroad and there is a counter at Bandaranaike International Airport for people who arrive without a visa, although you’ll have to wait with the other visa-less masses and pay a small penalty.

Visa Fees

  • Transit visa valid for 48 hours » Free
  • Tourist visa valid for 3-7 days » US$10
  • Standard 30-day tourist visa » US$20
  • Visas secured at Bandaranaike International Airport cost US$5 more.
  • You can pay in Rupiah (LKR), Euros, UK pounds and Australian dollars in addition to US dollars.

The authorization ETA does not constitute an entrance pass. On arrival, visitors must provide:

  • A passport (valid for 6 month from the arrival day)
  • A return ticket,
  • A documentary evidence of resources for the staying period

This information was transmitted to us by the Immigration Office and does not engage our responsibility.

Embassy of Sri Lanka Aboard

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AUSTRALIA

Countries of accreditation: Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, Papua New Guinea,
Vanuatu Office Hours: Monday-Friday, 9am - 4.45pm
Address: 35, Empire Circuit, Forrest, ACT 2603
E-mail : admin@slhcaust.org
Website: www.slhcaust.org

NETHERLANDS

Embassy of Sri Lanka
Jacob de Graefflaan 2 2517 JM
The Hague
The Netherlands
Telephone: 0031-70-3655910
Fax: 0031-70-3465596
Email - mission@infolanka.nl
Office days & Hours; Monday- Friday
from 09.00 to 17.00

GREAT BRITAIN

High Commission of Sri Lanka No.13,
Hyde Park Gardens London W2 2LU,
United Kingdom.
Tel: 020 7262 1841-6
Fax: 020 7262 7970
Email: mail@slhc-london.co.uk

NORWAY

Sjølyst Plass 4 0278
Oslo Norway
Telephone: +47 23 13 69 50
Fax number: +47 23 31 70 90
Email Address: embassy@srilanka.no
Our Consular Services
is open from 9:00 a.m. through 12:30
Monday through Friday

SWEDEN

Strandvägen 39,
1tr, Box 240 55,
104 50 Stockholm.
Email: slembassy@comhem.se
Tel: +46- 08-663 6523/25
Fax: +46-08-6600089
Office Hours: Week Days - 9.00 am to
4.45 pm
Consular Hours: 9.00 am to 1.00 pm

INDIA

The High Commission is located at:
27, Kautilya Marg,
Chanakyapuri, New Delhi 110021.
Tel: +91 11 2301 0201 / 2 / 3
Fax: +91 11 2379 3604
email: lankacomnd@bol.net.in
Working Hours: Monday to Friday
from 8.45 a.m. to 5.00 p.m

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA - EMBASSY OF THE DEMOCRATIC SOCIALIST REPUBLIC OF SRI LANKA

Chancery: 2148 Wyoming Avenue NW,
Washington DC 20008
T.P. (202)-483-4025
Fax: (202)-232-7181
Email: slembassy@slembassyusa.org
Hours of operation: 9.00 a.m. – 5.00 p.m. EST
(Monday to Friday)

RUSSIA - Embassy of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka , Moscow , Russia

Ulitsa Schepkhina - 24
Moscow Russia
Monday to Friday: 9:00:00 AM to 4:45:00 PM
Telephone: 6881620, 6881651, 6881463
Fax: 6881757
Email: moscow@srilankaemb.com
Website: www.srilankaembassy.org
Also accredited to: Armenia, Belarus,
Georgia, Kazakhstan, Moldova,
Ukrain & Uzbekistan

Foreign Embassies in Sri Lanka

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AUSTRALIA - AUSTRALIAN HIGH COMMISSION

#21, Gregory's Road Colombo 07,
Sri Lanka
Telephone: +94 112463200
Visa Center Details
Australian TT Services
TT Services Lanka (Private) Ltd 51A,
Dharmapala Mawatha Colombo 07,
Sri Lanka
Telephone: +94 112430991 / +94 112430992
Website http://www.ttsvisas.lk
Visa application forms can be
downloaded from : www.immi.gov.au/allforms
www.ttsvisas.lk/documents/Detailsofrelatives.pdf

NETHERLANDS

Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands
C/o,Hilton Colombo Residence,
Staple Street , UBG entrance Colombo 02,
Sri Lanka
Telephone: +94 112596 914 /
Fax: +94 112502 855
Website http://www.hollandinsrilanka.org
Visa Center Details Consular
Call Centre at the Royal Netherlands Embassy
Colombo 02, Sri Lanka
Telephone: +94 112596914
(The embassy of the Netherlans also process
visa for Aruba & Netherlands Antilles)

GREAT BRITAIN - BRITISH HIGH COMMISSION

# 389, Bauddhaloka Mawatha
Colombo 7, Sri Lanka
Telephone: 0112689624 / 0112689647 / 0112689648
Visa Center Details U.K
Visa application centre #367,
R.A. de Mel Mawatha, (Duplication Rd)
Colombo 03, Sri Lanka
Telephone: 331
only from a dialog phone
Website http://www.vfs-uk-lk.com
Email Address info@vfs.lk
BHC also issues Jamaican visas.
Visa will be issued in Colombo,
while the documents will be referred to Chennai.

SWEDEN

Embassy of Sweden 49,
Bullers Lane, Colombo 07,
Sri Lanka
Telephone: +94 114795 400 /
Fax: +94 114795 450
Website http://www.swedenabroad.com
Visa Center Details VFS
Application Centre 120 A,
Havelock Road Colombo 05,
Sri Lanka
Telephone: +94 114541770 /
Fax: +94 114541142
Website http://www.vfs-sweden.com/
Email Address info@vfs-sweden.com

INDIA - INDIAN HIGH COMMISSION

#36 - 38, Galle Road Colombo 03,
Sri Lanka
Telephone: +94 112421605 /
+94 112422788 / +94 112327587
Assistant Embassy Details
Asst. High Commission of India # 31,
Rajapihille Mawatha,
P.O. Box 47, Kandy,
Sri Lanka
Telephone: 0812222 652 / 0812223 786
Visa Center Details
INDIAN VISA APPLICATION CENTRE
433 Galle Road (Earlier Pizza Hut Restaurant)
Colombo 03, Sri Lanka
Telephone: +94 11450 5588 / +94 11450 5588

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA - U.S. EMBASSY

#210, Galle Road Colombo -03,
Sri Lanka
Telephone: +94 11249 8500
Visa Center Details
American TT Services #32B,
Sir Mohamed Macan Markar Mw
Colombo 02, Sri Lanka
Telephone: +94 112437 840/1
Website http://www.ttsusvisas.lk
Visa Application form has to be
filled online at https://ceac.state.gov/GENNIV

RUSSIA - RUSSIAN EMBASSY

#62 Sir Ernest De Silva Mawatha
(Flower Road) Colombo 07,
Sri Lanka
Telephone: +94 112573555 / 0112574959 /
Fax: +94 112574957

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