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eTA for Sri Lanka

 

eTA for Sri Lanka: Basic Information

In January 2012 Sri Lanka government introduced a new Electronic Travel Authorization (ETA) Visa for a short visit to Sri Lanka. This system allows you to obtain e- visa without leaving your home. This is a great convenience for all citizens of countries exempt from the obligation to have a regular visa issued by the embassy. This means that a visit to the consulate or embassy is not necessary.

The entire process of applying for travel authorization to Sri Lanka can be done online and the ETA is issued electronically within a maximum of 72 hours from the time the application is submitted. The cost of the application is 69 EUR (for all types of eTA).

  • Types of eTA

    Tourist eTA – it allows you to travel for tourist purposes, such as vacation, visiting friends or relatives, etc.

    Business eTA – it is issued for business purposes, for instance, participation in a conference or business meeting, negotiating commercial contracts, etc.

    Transit eTA – it is needed for transit through Sri Lanka.

  • 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 (UK)
    Antigua and Barbuda
    Argentina
    Armenia
    Aruba (NL)
    Australia
    Austria
    Azerbaijan
    Bahamas
    Bahrain
    Bangladesh
    Barbados
    Belarus
    Belgium
    Belize
    Benin
    Bermuda
    Bhutan
    Bolivia
    Bosnia and Herzegovina
    Botswana
    Brazil
    British Virgin Islands (UK)
    Brunei
    Bulgaria
    Burkina Faso
    Burundi
    Cambodia
    Cameroon
    Canada
    Cape Verde
    Cayman Islands (UK)
    Central African Republic
    Chad
    Channel Islands (UK)
    Chile
    China
    Colombia
    Comoros
    Costa Rica
    Croatia
    Cuba
    Cyprus
    Czech Republic
    Denmark
    Djibouti
    Dominica
    Dominican Republic
    East Timor
    Ecuador
    Egypt
    Equatorial Guinea
    Eritrea
    Estonia
    Eswatini (Swaziland)
    Ethiopia
    Falkland Islands (Malvinas) (DK)
    Fiji
    Finland
    France
    Gambia
    Georgia
    Germany
    Gibraltar (UK)
    Glorioso Islands (FR)
    Greece
    Greenland (DK)
    Grenada
    Guadeloupe (FR)
    Guam (US)
    Guatemala
    Guyana
    Haiti
    Honduras
    Hong Kong (SAR)
    Hungary
    Iceland
    India
    Indonesia
    Iran
    Iraq
    Ireland
    Isle of Man (UK)
    Israel
    Italy
    Jamaica
    Jan Mayen (NO)
    Japan
    Jordan
    Kazakhstan
    Kiribati
    Korea, South
    Kuwait
    Kyrgyzstan
    Laos
    Latvia
    Lebanon
    Lesotho
    Libya
    Liechtenstein
    Lithuania
    Luxembourg
    Macau (SAR)
    Macedonia (North)
    Madagascar
    Malawi
    Malaysia
    Malta
    Marshall Islands
    Martinique (FR)
    Mauritania
    Mauritius
    Mayotte (FR)
    Mexico
    Micronesia
    Moldova
    Monaco
    Mongolia
    Montenegro
    Montserrat (UK)
    Morocco
    Mozambique
    Namibia
    Nauru
    Navassa Island (US)
    Nepal
    Netherlands
    Netherlands Antilles (NL)
    New Caledonia
    New Zealand
    Nicaragua
    Niger
    Niue (NZ)
    Norway
    Oman
    Pakistan
    Palau
    Panama
    Papua New Guinea
    Paracel Islands (CN)
    Paraguay
    Peru
    Philippines
    Pitcairn Islands (UK)
    Poland
    Portugal
    Puerto Rico (US)
    Qatar
    Reunion (FR)
    Romania
    Russian Federation
    Rwanda
    Saint Helena (UK)
    Saint Kitts and Nevis
    Saint Lucia
    Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
    Samoa
    San Marino
    Sao Tome and Principe
    Saudi Arabia
    Senegal
    Serbia
    Slovakia
    Slovenia
    Solomon Islands
    Somalia
    South Africa
    Spain
    Sri Lanka
    Suriname
    Svalbard (NL)
    Sweden
    Switzerland
    Taiwan
    Tajikistan
    Tanzania
    Thailand
    Togo
    Tokelau (NZ)
    Tonga
    Trinidad and Tobago
    Tunisia
    Turkey
    Turkmenistan
    Turks and Caicos Islands (UK)
    Tuvalu
    Ukraine
    United Arab Emirates
    United Kingdom
    United States of America
    Uruguay
    Uzbekistan
    Vanuatu
    Vatican City (Holy See)
    Venezuela
    Vietnam
    Wake Island (US)
    Wallis and Futuna (FR)
    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 travel to Sri Lanka it is necessary to obtain an Electronic Travel Authorization (ETA). The whole process can be done online, which means that all you need to do is to complete the form providing passport details, address details and details of your visit to Sri Lanka, such as the planned date of departure and the type of visit. If you choose a business visa, you are required to complete data on the applicant company and a partner company in Sri Lanka. When choosing a transit visa it is necessary to fill the details of the trip, such as the estimated number of days to stay in Sri Lanka and the destination country of travel. A copy of the passport is not required to submit the form, so make sure that all details are provided correctly. In case of any doubts, we will contact the applicant to verify the correctness of the information.

    The processing time for an ETA takes approximately 3 business days. The result will be sent electronically to the email address provided in the application. Please note that the process of granting permission to enter Sri Lanka also depends on the operation of the Immigration Office in Sri Lanka and may be extended.

    Once you receive your ETA approved, there is no need to print the confirmation. The ETA number will be automatically and electronically assigned to the applicant's passport number, upon arrival in Sri Lanka. All you have to do is to show a valid passport to customs officials.

    To complete the application, please use the panel on the left. Choose the type of travel: tourist, business or transit - and enter your citizenship (confirmed in your passport). Click "Apply online" and fill out the form.

  • eTA Validity Period

    Tourist eTA - it allows two entries to the territory of Sri Lanka. ETA is valid for half a year from the date of issue of the document and allows you to stay there up to 30 days. This means that you must use ETA within 180 days of its issue, while the second entry to Sri Lanka must take place within 30 days of the first entry into Sri Lanka.

    Business eTA -it is issued for a period of 6 months and allows for two entries 30-day stays in Sri Lanka. This means that within half a year of issuing the document, you must use ETA to enter the country. During the period of validity of the electronic visa, you can two times visit Sri Lanka, however, the second entry to Sri Lanka must take place within 30 days of the first entry into Sri Lanka.

    Transit eTA - it is valid for 6 months from the date of issue of the document. However, it only allows a 2-day stay in Sri Lanka. This means that until the last day of the validity of the document, you can use ETA to enter Sri Lanka.

  • eTA Transit Information

    If you have a passport issued by an eligible country, you will need an electronic visa for transit travel through Sri Lanka. To do this, choose the ETA transit type, which allows you to enter Sri Lanka once and stay for up to 2 days.

    If your country is not on the list, you will need to go to the embassy to get a regular visa.

  • Requirements on Arrival

    To enter Sri Lanka, all you need to do is to have a valid passport to which electronic travel authorization, or ETA, is assigned to. Upon arrival in Sri Lanka, you will be asked to show your passport to customs officials to verify the data.

 

Required documents

To apply for ETA, you will be asked to provide a passport details, attach a copy of your passport or other travel documents.

Please note that the passport must be valid for at least 6 months from the planned date of entry into Sri Lanka.

 

Important Information

  • It is possible to extend your stay in Sri Lanka to a maximum of half a year. For more information, please contact the Immigration Office of Sri Lanka directly. The stay can be extended only after arriving in Sri Lanka
  • The passport must be valid for at least 6 months from the planned date of travel to Sri Lanka
  • If your passport expires or is changed, it is mandatory to apply for a new ETA to visit Sri Lanka
  • ETA is issued only for tourist, business and transit purposes, so it is not possible to work with your ETA. For more information on an employee visa, contact the embassy or consulate.
 

Benefits of Evisa Express

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    Easy application processThere 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 expertsA qualified team oversees the processing of each and every application
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    Guarantee of serviceIf 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 onlineFill out basic information on your citizenship and purpose for travel
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    Fill out remaining required information and make online paymentWe accept both credit and debit cards and other convenient methods of payment.
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    Check your emailOnce your payment is confirmed, the eVisa will be sent to the email address you provided on your application
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