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Sri Lanka Online Visitor Visas.

If you are visiting Sri Lanka on a tour, business or visit, check whether your passport needs to be given with a Sri Lanka visit visa. Most country people need to have these visas that can be obtained through the online website in their passport for easy entry at the Colombo BIA on their arrival.
Sri Lanka Visitor visas are provided to visitors who are coming on tourism purpose and on other short trip. Singapore, Seychelles and Maldives passport holders are not required to obtain Sri Lanka visas for their short trip over here. Children under 12 years of age and transit passengers less than 48 hours to are exempted from the visas.

If you are an American passport holder or an EU passport holder simply apply through the online visa application website. There are many kinds of visas available to tourists and visitors to Sri Lanka.

Select the suitable one for you.
Single, Double and multiple entry visas are available.
Normally the visitor visas are provided for 30 days only.

How To Extend Short Visit Visa.

A visitor wishing to stay more than 30 days in Srilanka, 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. (For example, American passport holders can extend their visas further by paying US$ 100)

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.

Read this message that is provided by the Sri Lanka Government.

"Notice is hereby given that the on line Business ETA facility is opened to potential applicants in addition to the existing facility of obtaining Business ETA from Sri Lanka Overseas Missions and the Head Office of the Department of Immigration & Emigration, Colombo.

When applying ETA by third parties, payments are to be made through the arrangement made in our website and obtain acknowledgement of ETA application. Any payments made to other websites or agencies are not valid to process a valid ETA. Therefore always ensure that the payments made by accessing to Sri Lanka ETA website and avoid making repayment at the port of entry to Sri Lanka.

Visitors from Cameroon, Nigeria, Ivory Coast and Ghana who intend to apply ETA may adopt one of the following channels such as approaching to nearest Sri Lanka Overseas Mission or applying through Sri Lanka sponsor for their ETA through the Head Office of the Department of Immigration & Emigration."

Head Office.
Department of Immigration and Emigration
Sri Subhuthipura Road,
(Land Mark: Near to Arpico Super Centre.)


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