For a tourist friendly country like Sri Lanka getting visa is very simple and entire process of getting Sri Lanka visa is online. All you need is few information mentioned in your passport, travel plan and a credit card. The multilingual online form filling needs less than 10 minutes.
Frequently Asked Questions About Sri Lanka Visa Online
Please read these FAQ before applying for Sri Lanka ETA (Electronic Travel Authorization) or visa.
Here is a sample of Sri Lanka Visa Online
You can extend visa twice for a maximum 90 days each instance of while in Sri Lanka. An application for an extension should be submitted to the Visa Section of the Department of Immigration (head office) by visiting the Department or through an Authorized Agent.
- A valid passport or travel document
- A valid credit or debit card (Visa, MC or Amex) to pay for visa fee
- Access to computer with internet for 15 minutes
- A valid email ID to receive ETA/visa
- Address in Sri Lanka (probably hotel/Airbnb where you are staying)
- Confirmed return air ticket
How To Get Sri Lanka Visa On Arrival
If you failed to apply for Sri Lanka visa online or made some mistake in visa application, you can still get visa on arrival at Colombo airport. Sri Lanka has very liberal visa policy. Citizens of almost all countries except 21 (mostly african) countries can get visa on arrival.
All that is needed is passport, photographs, boarding card, US$ 25/40 depending on your nationality, proof of fund ($500 is sufficient) along with return tickets. Apply at designated visa on arrival counter and your passport will be returned to you with a visa sticker. The entire process takes less than 30 minutes.
However citizens of few countries must get visa in advance by applying at nearest Sri Lankan diplomatic mission. Here is the list of countries.