What you should know before you travel with a Sri Lankan passport

A Sri Lankan passport ranks 103rd out of 112 countries in the Henley's Passport Index.

It means Sri Lankan citizens have a low mobility score with access to 24 visa-free countries, 30 countries with an online visa accepted, and 26 countries with an on-arrival visa option.

Read the article to find more Sri Lanka passport visa-free countries.

Visa-free travel can be an opportunity to explore foreign places and meet new people

There is no better way for Sri Lankan citizens to see the world than traveling without a visa. When you don't have to worry about getting a travel permit, you can focus on planning which places to see and how to meet new people.

Thanks to visa-free traveling, you can learn about new cultures and see things you would never see if you resigned from a destination only because it requires a visa.

With a passport, you can travel to visa-free countries as long as the passport stays valid and you cross borders many times without entry limits.

Visa-free traveling gives travelers an option to see how people live in different parts of the world. So why not take advantage of this opportunity and explore the world?

What does a Sri Lankan passport application process look like?

You must be a citizen of Sri Lanka to apply for a Sri Lankan passport. The application procedure is similar to those in other countries.

You cannot apply online, but there is an option to reserve a time slot for an appointment via the internet.

Here are the main documents needed to apply.

  1. A former passport (if applicable)
  2. Passport sized photograph
  3. Birth Certificate
  4. ID Card
  5. Marriage certificate

Visa-free traveling advantages for Sri Lankan citizens

Visa-free traveling has many advantages for Sri Lankan passport holders.

Visa application procedures do not limit you, so you save time and money for visits to embassies. Without a visa, you could also decide how long you want to stay in a country and when you want to return.

International traveling becomes more accessible and less stressful. You may feel like a real explorer. As no paperwork must be done in advance, you may decide on a trip within hours.

24 destinations where Sri Lankan passport holders can travel without a visa

Visa-free countries with a Sri Lankan passport

  • Bahamas
  • Barbados
  • Dominica
  • Gambia
  • Grenada
  • Haiti
  • Lesotho
  • Micronesia
  • Saint Kitts and Nevis
  • Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
  • Singapore
  • Tajikistan
  • Vanuatu
  • Venezuela
  • Northern Cyprus
  • Palestine
  • South Ossetia
  • Transnistria
  • Cook Islands
  • Niue
  • Bermuda
  • British Virgin Islands
  • Cayman Islands
  • Montserrat

Get also familiar with 26 countries with available visas on arrival, and 30 where an electronic travel authorization is accepted.

Visa on arrival countries

  • Benin
  • Guinea-Bissau
  • Kenya
  • Laos
  • Madagascar
  • Rwanda
  • Uganda
  • Cambodia
  • Bolivia
  • Burundi
  • Cape Verde
  • Comoros
  • Iran
  • Maldives
  • Mauritania
  • Mauritius
  • Nepal
  • Palau
  • Senegal
  • Sierra Leone
  • Somalia
  • Timor-Leste
  • Togo
  • Tuvalu
  •  Vietnam
  •  Somaliland

Electronic visa countries

  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Pakistan
  • South Sudan
  • Azerbaijan
  • Côte d'Ivoire
  • Djibouti
  • Ethiopia
  • Gabon
  • Guinea
  • Kazakhstan
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Malawi
  • Malaysia
  • Moldova
  • Myanmar
  • Qatar
  • São Tomé and Príncipe
  • Suriname
  • Uzbekistan
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe
  • Benin
  • Guinea-Bissau
  • Kenya
  • Laos
  • Madagascar
  • Rwanda
  • Uganda
  • Cambodia
  •  Saint Helena


Where to find information about visa-free countries?

Finding information about visa-exempt countries is not difficult. There are a lot of websites with visa-free traveling-related information.

If you prefer, you may go to an embassy or a consulate in person and ask for a visa-free countries list. When checking available destinations, ensure the information is updated, and the entry rules are valid.

How to prepare for travel if your destination is not a visa-free country?

If you intend to travel to a non-visa-free country, you must apply for a travel permit in advance. To do so, you will need a valid passport. Find the most convenient way of applying for the visa.

In the case of electronic visa authorization, approval comes within a few days or even hours. Before you leave, prepare the necessary documents to always have them with you during the travel.

Tips for getting ready for travel to non-visa-free countries

There are a few things to remember when traveling to non-visa-free countries.

  • First, check what documents you need to obtain a visa.
  • Second, make sure that the completed data is correct. The application may be delayed or even rejected in case of mistakes.
  • Finally, keep the approved visa and a passport during the travel to be ready for control.

How necessary is it to research the different visa requirements of each country before traveling?

If you plan to travel abroad, you should check the visa entry rules of a chosen country.

Countries have different visa policies, so you may need various documents depending on your country and nationality.

If a visa is required, you need time to apply for it and wait for its issuance so if you don't want surprises and want to avoid complications during the trip, always research visa requirements in advance.

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