Office Hours: Mon - Fri: 9:00 am - 4.45 pm

Consular Service Hours: Mon - Fri: 9:30 am - 1.30 pm

Consular Service Hours:

Mon - Fri: 9:30 am - 1.30 pm

Office Hours: Mon - Fri: 9:00 am - 4.45 pm

Consular Service Hours: Mon - Fri: 9:30 am - 1.30 pm

Consular Service Hours:

Mon - Fri: 9:30 am - 1.30 pm

Menu
Menu
Menu

Tourist Visa

Tourist Visas are issued to bona-fide tourists who wish to visit Sri Lanka for sightseeing or holidaying, visiting friends & relatives, medical treatments including Ayurvedic, participate in sports events competitions and activities relating to cultural performance for a short period of time.

Details of ETA Fee Waiver for Certain Countries:

    • In view of enhancing tourists’ arrivals, Passport-holders of the countries listed below, who travel to Sri Lanka as tourists until 30 April 2020, are exempted from paying the ETA fee. 

 

    • However, the Country Fee will still be charged when applying for visa for more than 30 days. (Country Fee)

 

    • All foreign nationals visiting Sri Lanka for short periods are still required to apply for the ETA online, and obtain pre-approval prior to their journey, in order to prevent delays at the port of entry.

 

    • The countries exempted for ETA fee are as follows:

Thailand, United States of America, United Kingdom, Japan, Australia, South Korea, Canada, Singapore, New Zealand, Malaysia, Switzerland, Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Israel, Ukraine, Philippines, Russia, and Iceland.

The 28 countries in the European Union: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Norway, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, and Sweden.

    • Tourists from countries not listed above must obtain the ETA and required to make the payment.
  •  
  •  
Application Procedure

1. To apply ETA for less than 30 days, the applicant can apply by themselves through the official website www.eta.gov.lk

  • ETA Applications through Third-Parties:
  • Applicants are advised to apply ETA ONLY through the official website (www.eta.gov.lk) since this mission has been received several complaints regarding Third-party websites. This mission is not responsible for any payments made to third-party sites or agencies.

2. To apply ETA for more than 30 days (Up to 90 days), the applicant can visit this Consulate in person OR can send their applications via post (at least 7 working days prior to departure) and the following documents must be submitted:

  • Completed Visa Application Form.(Please Click)

  • Current Passport (valid for at least 6 months from the date of arrival).

  • One recent passport-sized (3.5cm x 4.5cm) photograph.

  • A confirmed Return Ticket.

  • Self-addressed registered envelope, if the applicant wishes to have their passport posted back to them (do not tear off the slip on the envelope).
Payment Details
Tourist Visa SAARC Countries (Except INDIA) All other countries
Double Entry, Up To 30 DaysAUD 30 AUD 50
Single Entry, 30 – 90 DaysAUD 30 + Country Fee*AUD 50 + Country Fee*
Double Entry, 30 – 90 DaysAUD 30 + Twice the Country Fee*AUD 50 + Twice the Country Fee*

*To see Country fee (Please Click)

  • Payment should be made in cash, by bank cheque (Personal/Company cheque not accepted), or by money order to the “Consulate General of Sri Lanka” if it is posted.
Conditions for a Tourist Visa
  • Visitors cannot engage in any form of employment, paid or unpaid, in any trade/business other than that specified in the visa during their stay.

  • The visa must be utilised before the specified date of expiry.

  • An extension of 2 months beyond the original 30 days shall be granted at the Department of Immigration & Emigration if required.

  • Further extensions will be considered only with valid reasons. This restriction will not apply to ex-Sri Lankans.
General Eligibility Requirements for Sri Lankan Visas
The Department of Immigration & Emigration of Sri Lanka may issue a visa to an applicant if:
  • The Department is satisfied that the applicant is suitable to enter Sri Lanka.

  • The Department approves the purpose of entry to Sri Lanka.

  • The applicant holds a passport valid for at least 6 months from the date of first arrival in Sri Lanka.

  • The Department is satisfied that the applicant has sufficient funds for their stay in Sri Lanka, and for their return passage to their country of origin.

  • The applicant possesses a written assurance (ticket) to return to their country of origin, or to an onwards destination.
Visa /Visa Fee Exemption
  • Dual Citizens of Sri Lanka (Dual Citizenship Certificate/endorsement of the Passport should be provided at the port of entry)

  • Children under the age of 21, born overseas, whose birth has been registered under Section 5(2) of the Citizenship Act 1948. (Sri Lankan Citizenship Certificate/endorsement of the Passport should be provided at the port of entry)

  • Children under the age of 21, born in Sri Lanka to Sri Lankan parents. (Sri Lankan Birth Certificate/endorsement of the Passport should be provided at the port of entry)

  • Minors below the age of 12. (ETA should be applied, ONLY visa fee will be exempted)

Last Updated on