Sri Lanka Visa


Please note that Sri Lanka has implemented an online visa system for all travelers. To enter the country, visitors must complete the Electronic Travel Authorization application through the website, which is managed by the Department of Immigration and Emigration. A nominal fee is required for this documentation.

Possessing the reference number from the application will help you bypass longer lines at the airport. In case of unexpected delays and if you have arranged transportation with us, your driver will be present upon your arrival. However, it is recommended to get in touch with them upon landing for added reassurance.

Visas for Traveling Onward

Please be informed that we are not involved in processing visa applications for onward travel to nations that mandate pre-arranged visas, like India. Travelers transiting through India are advised to acquire an Indian Visa that permits transit. Kindly verify this with your ticketing company.

Electronic Arrival Cards

Tourists now have the option to complete their Arrival Cards online up to three days prior to their flight. This can be done at the following link:

Additional Information

What are the basic eligibility prerequisites for Sri Lankan Visas?

Sri Lanka Immigration and Emigration may issue a visa to you if:

  • The standard processing fee for the visa before arrival is US$35, applicable to all countries. However, for South Asian (SAARC) countries, the fee is US$20.
  • Children under 12 years old are exempt from the fee, but they still require a visa.
  • Travelers arriving at the airport without a visa can obtain one at the port of arrival, though this might lead to significant delays and an additional visa charge.
  • Sri Lankan citizens holding dual citizenship.
  • Children registered under section 5(2) of the Citizenship Act – 1948, up to 21 years old.
  • Children born in Sri Lanka to Sri Lankan parents, under 21 years old.
  • Nationals of The Republic of Singapore, The Republic of Maldives, and The Republic of Seychelles.
  • Sri Lanka Immigration and Emigration is convinced of your suitability to enter the country.
  • Sri Lanka Immigration and Emigration approves the purpose of your visit.
  • Your passport remains valid for at least six months from your arrival date in Sri Lanka.
  • Sri Lanka Immigration and Emigration is satisfied with your financial capability to support yourself during your stay in Sri Lanka and for your return journey to your passport-issuing country.

You possess a written assurance (ticket) to return to your country of domicile or a visa for your next destination if you are a visit visa holder.

What are the general conditions of a Visit Visa?

You are prohibited from engaging in any form of employment, whether paid or unpaid, or participating in any trade or business other than what is specified in your visa during your stay in Sri Lanka.

When does my Tourist Visa expire?

Your Tourist Visa remains valid for 30 days, starting from your arrival date in Sri Lanka. If you intend to spend additional days in Sri Lanka, you must apply for a visa extension. For more details about extending your visa, kindly consult your travel advisor or visit

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