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Last update:Wed, 08 May 2024

E-Visa System introduced

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Please visit the official website of the Department of Immigration & Emigration of Sri Lanka to apply for E-Visa https://www.srilankaevisa.lk/

Who can apply?

All eligible nationalities planning to enter Sri Lanka, whether by air or sea, for the purposes of tourism, business, or transit.

Nationals of Nigeria, Cameroon, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Syria and North Korea are required to apply for a visa through the Sri Lankan embassy or through the Department of Immigration & Emigration, Sri Lanka. Below are the documents required:

  1. Police Clearance report
  2. If the applicant is coming from another country after staying for more than 6 months, are required to provide Police clearance from that country and copy of the Visa.
  3. Certificate from a Sri Lankan guarantor & a photocopy of the guarantors NIC
  4. Affidavit from a Sri Lankan JP (Justice of Peace) or a Lawyer
  5. Accommodation information (Place of stay)

Nationals of Taiwan would need to select People's Republic of China (Special Administrative Region of China) as their nationality while applying for the eVisa.

Nationals of Kosovo are eligible for Visa On Arrival only.

Visa exemptions

On the basis of reciprocity, citizens of The Republic of Singapore, The Republic of Maldives, The Republic of Seychelles and The Czech Republic are exempt from the requirement of obtaining tourist standard 6 months eVisa to visit Sri Lanka.

All nationals are eligible for an eVisa waiver, if transiting from any of the Sri Lankan airports. Waiver is valid for a 2 day transit period only.

You can verify whether your nationality qualifies for exemption from applying for an eVisa based on the passport type and eVisa duration by accessing the provided link.

Refer Visa Exemption List

How to Apply for a Sri Lanka eVisa?

  1. Visit the official website of Sri Lanka eVisa.
  2. Create an account or log in if you already have one.
  3. Fill out the online application form with accurate details.
  4. Upload the required documents, including a scanned copy of your passport, a recent photograph, and any additional documents specified for your eVisa category.
  5. Pay the eVisa fee securely online using the available payment options.
  6. Once your application is submitted and payment is confirmed, you will receive an acknowledgment receipt and a unique application reference number.
  7. Track the status of your eVisa application online using your reference number.
  8. Upon approval, download and print your eVisa to present to the Immigration officer at the port of entry in Sri Lanka.

Sri Lanka eVisa Fees

Please visit https://www.srilankaevisa.lk/

Categories

Sr. No.

Main Visa Type

Category

Sub-Category

Validity

Entry Type

Eligibility

Visa Fees

1

Non Resident

Tourist Visa

Standard Visitor Visa

6 months with 60 days stay limit

Double

Sightseeing/Holidaying

Visiting friends and relatives

Medical treatment including Ayurveda and Yoga

Participating in sports events and activities relating to cultural performances

SAARC

USD 35

Non SAARC  USD 75

2

Non-Resident

Tourist Visa

1 Year Multiple Entry

1 year with 90 days stay limit

Multiple

Sightseeing/Holidaying

Visiting friends and relatives

Medical treatment including Ayurveda and Yoga

Participating in sports events and activities relating to cultural performances

USD 200

3

Non Resident

Tourist Visa

2 years Multiple Entry

2 years with 180 days stay limit

Multiple

Sightseeing/Holidaying

Visiting friends and relatives

Medical treatment including Ayurveda and Yoga

Participating in sports events and activities relating to cultural performances

USD 300

4

Non Resident

Tourist Visa

5 years Multiple Entry

5 years with 180 days stay limit

Multiple

Sightseeing/Holidaying

Visiting friends and relatives

Medical treatment including Ayurveda and Yoga

Participating in sports events and activities relating to cultural performances

USD 500

5

Non Resident

Tourist Visa

10 Years Multiple Entry

10 years with 180 days stay limit

Multiple

Sightseeing/Holidaying

Visiting friends and relatives

Medical treatment including Ayurveda and Yoga

Participating in sports events and activities relating to cultural performances

USD 1000

6

Non Resident

Business Visa

Standard Visitor Visa (SAARC Countries)

6 months with 60 days stay limit

Double

Participate in business meetings and negotiations

Participate in seminars, conferences and workshops

Take part in short term training program (less than one month)

Participate in art, music and dance events

Participate in religious events

Participate in symposium

USD 35

7

Non Resident

Business Visa

Standard Visa (Non SAARC Countries

6 months with 60 days stay limit

Double

Participate in business meetings and negotiations

Participate in seminars, conferences and workshops

Take part in short term training program (less than one month)

Participate in art, music and dance events

Participate in religious events

Participate in symposium

USD 75

8

Non Resident

Business Visa

1 Year Multiple Entry

1 year with 90 days stay limit

Multiple

Participate in business meetings and negotiations

Participate in seminars, conferences and workshops

Take part in short term training program (less than one month)

Participate in art, music and dance events

Participate in religious events

Participate in symposium

USD 200

9

Non Resident

Business Visa

2 Years Multiple Entry

2 years with 180 days stay limit

Multiple

Participate in business meetings and negotiations

Participate in seminars, conferences and workshops

Take part in short term training program (less than one month)

Participate in art, music and dance events

Participate in religious events

Participate in symposium

USD 300

10

Non Resident

Business Visa

5 Years Multiple Entry

5 years with 180 days stay limit

Multiple

Participate in business meetings and negotiations

Participate in seminars, conferences and workshops

Take part in short term training program (less than one month)

Participate in art, music and dance events

Participate in religious events

Participate in symposium

USD 500

11

Non Resident

Business Visa

10 Years Multiple Entry

10 years with 180 days stay limit

Multiple

Participate in business meetings and negotiations

Participate in seminars, conferences and workshops

Take part in short term training program (less than one month)

Participate in art, music and dance events

Participate in religious events

Participate in symposium

USD 1000

12

Non Resident

Transit Visa

4 Days Transit

   

Transiting

Tourism / Excursion for passenger vessels

USD 25

13

Non Resident

Gratis

1 Year Multiple Entry

1 year with 90 days stay limit

Multiple

Discharging diplomatic or consular activities

Free of charge

 
Please note: All eVisa categories will be charged an additional USD 18.50 service fee. Does not include charges towards payment gateway, taxes and other transaction fees.

Please inform the Help Desk if you encounter any suspended or unsuccessful transactions during the application process. Do not create a new application or make a new payment unless advised to do so by the Help Desk team.

Application Tracking for Sri Lanka eVisa

Upon submission of your eVisa application online, you will receive an acknowledgment receipt with a unique Web Reference Number. Utilize this reference number to monitor the progress of your eVisa application by accessing the 'Track Status' feature on the website. Enter your reference number and other necessary details to track the status of your application. The tracking system will provide regular updates on the status of your eVisa application via your registered email address. Notifications will be sent to inform you when your application is approved and available for download.

Documents to be carried at the Airport

  1. A printed copy of your eVisa approval letter issued by the Sri Lanka Department of Immigration and Emigration.
  2. Your passport with at least six months validity from the date of entry into Sri Lanka.
  3. A return ticket or proof of onward travel from Sri Lanka
  4. Applicants of the below nationalities need to submit yellow fever vaccination certificate on arrival in Sri Lanka in order to comply with international health regulations:

    Angola, Argentina, Benin, Bolivia, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Colombia, Ecuador, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, French Guiana, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Panama, Peru, Rwanda, Sao Tome And Principe, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Sudan, Suriname, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Venezuela, Zaire.