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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 (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 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

Evisa Express is an independent company that offers efficient and professional assistance in obtaining visas. We are not associated with any governmental agency. See Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.

 

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 both credit and debit cards and other convenient methods of payment.
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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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