eTA for Sri Lanka

 

eTA for Sri Lanka: Basic Information

An eTA for Sri Lanka is an electronic document that authorizes travel to Sri Lanka. Common recipients are tourists and businesspeople.

  • Types of eTA

    Tourist eTA – double entry eVisa for tourism purposes (a holiday, visiting friends or relatives, etc.) Valid for 6 months, starting on the date of approval. Good for visits of up to 30 consecutive days. The bearer of the eTA has a right to up to 2 stays, up to 30 days each, within the validity period of 6 months.

    Business eTA – multiple entry eVisa for business purposes (participating in business negotiations, short term training programs, etc.) Valid for 6 months, starting on the date of approval. Good for visits of up to 30 consecutive days. The bearer of the eTA has a right to as many stays, up to 30 days each, as are possible within the validity period of 6 months.

    Transit eTA – single entry eVisa for purposes of transit through Sri Lanka to another destination. Good for stays in Sri Lanka of up to 2 days. This eTA is valid for 6 months, starting from the date of issue; it must be used within 180 days of approval.

  • List of eligible countries

    Citizens from the countries listed below must apply for an eTA in order to travel to Sri Lanka:

    Albania
    Algeria
    American Samoa
    Andorra
    Angola
    Anguilla
    Antigua and Barbuda
    Argentina
    Armenia
    Aruba
    Australia
    Austria
    Azerbaijan
    Bahamas
    Bahrain
    Bangladesh
    Barbados
    Belarus
    Belgium
    Belize
    Benin
    Bermuda
    Bhutan
    Bolivia
    Bosnia and Herzegovina
    Botswana
    Brazil
    British Virgin Islands
    Brunei
    Bulgaria
    Burkina Faso
    Burundi
    Cambodia
    Cameroon
    Canada
    Cape Verde
    Cayman Islands
    Central African Republic
    Chad
    Chile
    China
    Colombia
    Comoros
    Costa Rica
    Croatia
    Cuba
    Cyprus
    Czech Republic
    Denmark
    Djibouti
    Dominica
    Dominican Republic
    Ecuador
    El Salvador
    Equatorial Guinea
    Eritrea
    Estonia
    Ethiopia
    Faroe Islands
    Fiji
    Finland
    France
    Gambia
    Georgia
    Germany
    Gibraltar
    Glorioso Islands
    Greece
    Greenland
    Grenada
    Guadeloupe
    Guam
    Guatemala
    Guyana
    Haiti
    Holy See
    Honduras
    Hong Kong
    Hungary
    Iceland
    India
    Indonesia
    Iran
    Iraq
    Ireland
    Isle of Man
    Israel
    Italy
    Jamaica
    Jan Mayen
    Japan
    Jersey
    Jordan
    Kazakhstan
    Kiribati
    Kuwait
    Kyrgyzstan
    Laos
    Latvia
    Lebanon
    Lesotho
    Libya
    Liechtenstein
    Lithuania
    Luxembourg
    Macau
    Macedonia
    Madagascar
    Malawi
    Malaysia
    Malta
    Marshall Islands
    Martinique
    Mauritania
    Mauritius
    Mayotte
    Mexico
    Micronesia
    Moldova
    Monaco
    Mongolia
    Montserrat
    Morocco
    Mozambique
    Namibia
    Nauru
    Navassa Island
    Nepal
    Netherlands
    Netherlands Antilles
    New Caledonia
    New Zealand
    Nicaragua
    Niger
    Niue
    Norway
    Oman
    Pakistan
    Palau
    Panama
    Papua New Guinea
    Paracel Islands
    Paraguay
    Peru
    Philippines
    Pitcairn Islands
    Poland
    Portugal
    Puerto Rico
    Qatar
    Reunion
    Romania
    Russia
    Rwanda
    Saint Helena
    Saint Kitts and Nevis
    Saint Lucia
    Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
    Samoa
    San Marino
    Sao Tome and Principe
    Saudi Arabia
    Senegal
    Serbia and Montenegro
    Slovakia
    Slovenia
    Solomon Islands
    Somalia
    South Africa
    South Korea
    Spain
    Sri Lanka
    Suriname
    Svalbard
    Swaziland
    Sweden
    Switzerland
    Taiwan
    Tajikistan
    Tanzania
    Thailand
    Timor-Leste
    Togo
    Tokelau
    Tonga
    Trinidad and Tobago
    Tromelin Island
    Tunisia
    Turkey
    Turkmenistan
    Turks and Caicos Islands
    Tuvalu
    Ukraine
    United Arab Emirates
    United Kingdom
    United States
    Uruguay
    Uzbekistan
    Vanuatu
    Venezuela
    Vietnam
    Virgin Islands
    Wake Island
    Wallis and Futuna
    West Bank
    Western Sahara
    Yemen
    Zambia
    Zimbabwe
     

    If your country of citizenship is not listed, it is necessary to apply for a standard embassy visa in order to visit Sri Lanka.

    Citizens of the following countries are exempt from visa/eTA requirements:
    Seychelles
    Singapore
    Maldives

  • eTA for Sri Lanka application form

    To proceed with your application, please use the panel on the left side of this website. Please choose the purpose for travel: tourist,, business or transit - and please select your nationality which matches with the one on your passport. Click on “apply online” and fill your application.

  • eTA Validity Period

    Tourist eTA double entry eVisa.
    eTA validity period: 6 months, starting on the date of approval.
    Maximum consecutive days on a single visit: Up to 30 days.
    Total days allowed during the validity period: 60 days (the bearer of the eTA has a right to up to 2 stays, up to 30 days each, within the validity period of 6 months).The eVisa must be used within 180 days of approval.

    Business eTA multiple entry eVisa.
    eTA validity period: 6 months, starting on the date of approval.
    Maximum consecutive days on a single visit: Up to 30 days.
    Total days allowed during the validity period: No limit (the bearer of the eTA has a right to as many stays, up to 30 days each, as are possible within the validity period of 6 months). The eVisa must be used within 180 days of approval.

    Transit eTA a single entry visa good for up to 2 days. This eTA is valid for 6 months from the date of issue; it must be used within 180 days of approval.

  • eTA Transit Information

    All holders of passports from eligible countries and traveling by plane must be in possession of an eTA in order to transit through Sri Lanka.

  • Requirements on Arrival

    Upon arrival in Sri Lanka, you will only be required to show your valid passport from an eligible country. Your approved eTA will be linked automatically to your passport number. There is no need to print out your eTA or to show it on arrival.

 

Required documents

A valid passport from an eligible country is required in order to travel to Sri Lanka.
A scan of your passport is not required for your eTA application.

 

Benefits of Evisa Express

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    Easy application process There are three easy steps to get your eTA to Sri Lanka. Any issues during the application process can be addressed by contacting our support team
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    Qualified team of experts A qualified team oversees the processing of each and every application
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    Guarantee of service If an application is unable to be processed, reimbursement is provided according to the conditions set out by our Terms of Service

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Three easy steps to get your eVisa

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    Apply online Fill out basic information on your citizenship and purpose for travel
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    Fill out remaining required information and make online payment We accept VISA, Mastercard and many more secure payment providers
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    Check your email Once your payment is confirmed, the eVisa will be sent to the email address you provided on your application
     
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