A Tourist Visa is given to those visiting Sri Lanka for;
Sri Lankan tourist visa is normally issued through Sri Lankan Diplomatic Missions overseas which will be endorsed on passport and usually valid for three months. After arrival, visitors could seek an extension for the tourist visa for up to six months. However, for promotion of tourism and to facilitate entry of tourists to Sri Lanka, the Department of Immigration and Emigration has introduced an Electronic Travel Authorization (ETA) system. The ETA allows tourist to apply for authorization online to travel and remain in Sri Lanka for one month. No passport copies, documents or photographs are required. There is no requirement to endorse the ETA on the passport. After arrival, tourists who may wish to stay longer than one month may apply for an extension to ETA for up to six months.
Tourists can now use one of the following methods at their convenience
Immigration Services Center in Colombo:
You can now apply for an ETA at our Immigration Services Center in Colombo. Immigration Services Center works with Department of Immigration Sri Lanka.
Applying at our Immigration Services Center is highly recommended if you are planning to invite foreign nationals to Sri Lanka. We also offer, additional services such as document collection from door steps and delivering back ETA.
If you apply ETA though our Immigration Services Center, we guarantee your ETA on the same day. Government ETA fee for tourists is 15 USD for nationals of South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) Countries and 35 USD for other nationalities. As circumstance of every case is different, our service fee depends number of factors including the selection of additional services and could only be determined after all information is available to us. However, as part of our policy to provide transparent and responsible service, our service fee will be clearly notified before we accept application.
You can apply for tourist visas valid for three months at Sri Lanka Diplomatic Missions overseas. This method is recommended for those who not able to apply online or need to have a visa endorsement on passport before travel to Sri Lanka. We advise you to contact your nearest Sri Lankan Diplomatic Mission or Consulate Click Here to check for documents requirement and applicable fees.