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Sri Lanka ETA Visa Application

Sri Lanka Visa: Basic information

The Sri Lanka ETA is an electronic travel permit introduced by the Ministry of Immigration and Emigration of Sri Lanka on 1 January 2012 for foreigners wishing to enter or transit through Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka has introduced an e-visa system to help international visitors obtain their required visas in the easiest way possible through an online application. The ETA allows dual entry into Sri Lanka for 30 days from the date of travel (or until the expiration date, whichever is shorter).
There are three types of ETAs in Sri Lanka: business visa, tourist visa and transit visa.
Citizens of eligible countries must apply for a Sri Lanka visa through the online application form.
The average online ETA processing time in Sri Lanka is just 24 hours from application submission.
While the application cost is 69 EUR (for all types of Sri Lanka e-visa).
ETA registration in Sri Lanka can be done in 3 different types.
Each is designed for a different use. Choose the type of entry permit that best suits your travel needs.
Applicants can choose between:
  • Tourist Visa that is a double-entry online visa for tourism purposes and allows a 30-day stay in total
  • Business Visa is a double-entry visa for business purposes and allows a total of 30 days spent in Sri Lanka
  • Transit Visa that serves as a 2-day entry visa suitable to use for the purposes of transiting through Sri Lanka on your way to any other final destination

If you have any questions regarding the available visa types, please contact our support team via email or phone.

All you need to apply for a visa online is a valid passport and any type of work device with an Internet connection.
Visit our website and follow the simple 3-step registration process.
Instructions for applying for a Sri Lankan visa:
  1. Begin by clicking on the “Login” button, which can be found in the menu on the right side of the screen.
  2. If you haven’t registered yet, please register yourself first.
  3. After registering, proceed to log in to the panel.
  4. Once you are logged in, navigate to the menu on the left side of the panel.
  5. Select the “Visa Application Form” option from the menu.
  6. Fill out this form with the required information.
  7. Finally, submit the completed form.
Please note!
The average processing time using our service is just 23 hours!
Online Sri Lankan visas can be processed in less than a day.
However, please register at least 3 business days before your expected arrival.

Citizens of the countries listed below are exempt from applying for a Sri Lanka e-Visa:

  • The Republic of Singapore
  • The Republic of Maldives
  • The Republic of Seychelles
Travel and business ETAs remain valid for 6 months (180 days) from the date of issuance.
Both permits allow entry into Sri Lanka twice and stay in the country for a total of 30 days.
Please note!The second entry into Sri Lanka must occur within 30 days of the first entry.
The transit ETA is also valid for 6 months; however, the holder can stay in the country for up to 2 days to reach the final destination.
So your transit time could take up to 48 hours.
Anyone transiting through Sri Lanka to another country must apply for an electronic visa before arriving in Sri Lanka.
Enter Sri Lanka with Transit ETA and stay in the country for a maximum of 2 days.
All you need to apply for a visa online is a valid passport!

The customs officials in Sri Lanka will check if each traveler has a valid passport.

Please remember to check if your passport will not expire for the next 6 months from the planned trip.

Apply for your ETA online and present your passport and visa on arrival in Sri Lanka. Since ETA link directly to the applicant’s passport, the approved document does not need to be printed.

Applications can be submitted using any enabled device with an internet connection.
Plus, the average processing time is just 23 hours!
Check what the entry permit issued will look like by finding the Sri Lanka visa sample below.

Sri Lanka Visa


List of eligible countries

See if your country is listed below to find out whether you are eligible to make an online application for the Sri Lanka ETA:

  • Albania
  • Algeria
  • American Samoa
  • Andorra
  • Angola
  • Anguilla (UK)
  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Argentina
  • Armenia
  • Aruba (NL)
  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Azerbaijan
  • Bahamas
  • Bahrain
  • Bangladesh
  • Barbados
  • Belarus
  • Belgium
  • Belize
  • Benin
  • Bermuda
  • Bhutan
  • Bolivia
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Botswana
  • Brazil
  • British Virgin Islands (UK)
  • Brunei
  • Bulgaria
  • Burkina Faso
  • Burundi
  • Cambodia
  • Cameroon
  • Canada
  • Cape Verde
  • Cayman Islands (UK)
  • Central African Republic
  • Chad
  • Channel Islands (UK)
  • Chile
  • China
  • Colombia
  • Comoros
  • Costa Rica
  • Croatia
  • Cuba
  • Cyprus
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Djibouti
  • Dominica
  • Dominican Republic
  • East Timor
  • Ecuador
  • Egypt
  • Equatorial Guinea
  • Eritrea
  • Estonia
  • Eswatini (Swaziland)
  • Ethiopia
  • Falkland Islands (Malvinas) (DK)
  • Fiji
  • Finland
  • France
  • Gambia
  • Georgia
  • Germany
  • Gibraltar (UK)
  • Glorious Islands (FR)
  • Greece
  • Greenland (DK)
  • Grenada
  • Guadeloupe (FR)
  • Guam (US)
  • Guatemala
  • Guyana
  • Haiti
  • Honduras
  • Hong Kong (SAR)
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Iran
  • Iraq
  • Ireland
  • Isle of Man (UK)
  • Israel
  • Italy
  • Jamaica
  • Jan Mayen (NO)
  • Japan
  • Jordan
  • Kazakhstan
  • Kiribati
  • Korea, South
  • Kuwait
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Laos
  • Latvia
  • Lebanon
  • Lesotho
  • Libya
  • Liechtenstein
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Macau (SAR)
  • Macedonia (North)
  • Madagascar
  • Malawi
  • Malaysia
  • Malta
  • Marshall Islands
  • Martinique (FR)
  • Mauritania
  • Mauritius
  • Mayotte (FR)
  • Mexico
  • Micronesia
  • Moldova
  • Monaco
  • Mongolia
  • Montenegro
  • Montserrat (UK)
  • Morocco
  • Mozambique
  • Namibia
  • Nauru
  • Navassa Island (US)
  • Nepal
  • Netherlands
  • Netherlands Antilles (NL)
  • New Caledonia
  • New Zealand
  • Nicaragua
  • Niger
  • Niue (NZ)
  • Norway
  • Oman
  • Pakistan
  • Palau
  • Panama
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Paracel Islands (CN)
  • Paraguay
  • Peru
  • Philippines
  • Pitcairn Islands (UK)
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Puerto Rico (US)
  • Qatar
  • Reunion (FR)
  • Romania
  • Russian Federation
  • Rwanda
  • Saint Helena (UK)
  • Saint Kitts and Nevis
  • Saint Lucia
  • Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
  • Samoa
  • San Marino
  • Sao Tome and Principe
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Senegal
  • Serbia
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Solomon Islands
  • Somalia
  • South Africa
  • Spain
  • Sri Lanka
  • Suriname
  • Svalbard (NL)
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Taiwan
  • Tajikistan
  • Tanzania
  • Thailand
  • Togo
  • Tokelau (NZ)
  • Tonga
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • Tunisia
  • Turkey
  • Turkmenistan
  • Turks and Caicos Islands (UK)
  • Tuvalu
  • Ukraine
  • United Arab Emirates
  • United Kingdom
  • United States of America
  • Uruguay
  • Uzbekistan
  • Vanuatu
  • Vatican City (Holy See)
  • Venezuela
  • Vietnam
  • Wake Island (US)
  • Wallis and Futuna (FR)
  • Western Sahara
  • Yemen
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe
If your country is not listed above, you will need to apply for a regular visa at your nearest Sri Lankan embassy.
Please note!
Citizens of Seychelles, Singapore and the Maldives can enter Sri Lanka without a visa.

Required documents for e-Visa

To apply for an ETA in Sri Lanka, you must meet the following requirements:

  • Passport. Your passport must be valid for at least 6 months from the date you arrive in the country.
  • Return ticket has been confirmed. You must provide a copy of your confirmed return airline ticket.
  • Enough funding. You must provide evidence that you have enough funds to support yourself during your stay in Sri Lanka.

 You must bring these documents with you when you come to Sri Lanka.

Important Information

  • Online visa applications should be made at least 3 business days before traveling to Sri Lanka
  • The electronic Sri Lanka visa can be used for tourism, business, and transit purposes
  • ETA or e-Visa is not a working permit
  • Each applicant must have a passport that will stay valid for 6 months from the planned date of arrival in Sri Lanka
  • ETA is a double-entry permit and allows travelers to stay in Sri Lanka for up to 30 days in total
  • transit ETA enables its holders to stay in Sri Lanka for up to 2 days
  • ETA can be extended for up to 6 months only after arrival. Please contact the official Department of Immigration to extend your stay

FAQ about the Sri Lanka ETA

Sri Lanka ETA or e-Visa is the official electronic travel authorization for a visit to Sri Lanka and can be processed entirely online.
Registration takes just a few minutes and can be done even using your phone.
ETA Sri Lanka serves as an online tourist, business or transit visa.
All you need to do to check if you should apply for a Sri Lanka visa online is to see if your nationality is listed as ETA eligible.
Citizens of Seychelles, Singapore and the Maldives can stay in Sri Lanka without a visa.
Yes, ETA is a mandatory entry permit to travel to Sri Lanka.
Applications for all minor travelers must be submitted by their parents or guardians.
To accurately fill out the online visa application form, make sure you have a valid passport.
An electronic visa is required to enter Sri Lanka.
Whether you choose to apply for a tourist or transit e-visa or need to travel to Sri Lanka for business, all requirements are for applicants to have a valid passport and an active email address .
The ETA to Sri Lanka costs 69 euros.
All applicants can choose from multiple online payment methods to pay the visa processing fee online.
You can use credit card, debit card, PayPal, PayU or any other payment method.
First, check to see if you meet the requirements.
All applicants must have a valid passport.
Next, choose the purpose of your trip (tourism, business trip, or transit).
Complete the registration form with your data and pay online.
Now wait for your approved e-Visa to be delivered to your email inbox.
Sri Lanka e-Visa processing time can take several days.
Please ensure you submit your application at least 3 working days before you intend to enter Sri Lanka.
Once your online visa application is approved, you will receive it at the email address provided in the application form.
The e-visa is available in PDF format and is linked directly to the applicant’s passport.
Make sure you use an email address that you have access to.
The transit, business and tourist ETA permit allows the permit holder to enter Sri Lanka twice during its validity period.
The Sri Lanka e-visa is linked to the traveler’s passport; However, you can print it just in case.
Customs officers will check to see if you are carrying a valid ETA.

Visa fees for South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) Countries are as follows:

Tourist Visa – Double Entry with 30 days$20 USD
Business Visa – Multiple Entry for 30 days$30 USD
Tourist Visa for 180 days (in one stretch)$50 USD
Transit Visa – Single Entry for 2 daysFree

Visa fees for ETA to Sri Lanka for all other countries are as follows:

Tourist Visa – Double Entry with 30 days$50 USD
Business Visa – Multiple Entry for 30 days$55 USD
Tourist Visa for 180 days (in one stretch)$50 USD
Transit Visa – Single Entry for 2 daysFree
Children under 12 years of age (of any nationality)Free
Sri Lanka e-visa holders are allowed to stay for a total of 30 days.
The e-visa serves as a dual entry permit for business and leisure trips.
Please note!
Online transit visa holders are allowed to stay in Sri Lanka for a maximum of 2 days.
Sri Lanka’s ETA is valid for 6 months (180 days) from the date of issuance.
All travelers must have a valid passport on arrival, as the online visa is linked directly to your travel documents.
Yes, all ETA licenses can be extended for up to 6 months.
Online visa can be renewed after arrival in Sri Lanka.
Contact the official immigration office to learn more about the electronic visa extension system and extend your stay!
Electronic visa on arrival is available for all travelers.
However, to avoid long queues at the airport and ensure quick entry into Sri Lanka, apply for an ETA a few days before your trip.
Applications are usually processed within 23 hours and arrive at the applicant’s email address.
Our support team is available to assist any travelers with unapproved requests.
Ensure that all data provided is accurate; If so, please contact our support team via email or phone to discuss your situation further or ask any questions you may have.

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