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Visa for Sri Lanka

A visa is required for Sri Lanka. You can apply for a tourist visa from € 12,95.

Receive your visa from 4 working days!

The procedure for applying for your Sri-Lanka visa is possible from 4 working days.

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We use the best prices when ordering visas online.

How does it work?

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1. Apply

Simply apply for an ETA for Sri-Lanka by filling in the required information online.

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2. Check-out online

You can safely pay online with iDEAL, Bancontact, PayPal or credit card.

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3. Receive your visa

You will receive the ETA visa for Sri-Lanka by email. This way you can travel with confidence.

Visa requirements

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Passport

A scan of your original passport informationpage (with a validity of at least 6 months after the expiry date of your visa).

It is also important that your passport contains at least 2 empty visa pages that are opposite each other upon arrival in Sri-Lanka.

The scan can be uploaded in our system after placing your application order. The scan/picture must be proved in .JPG/.JPEG or .PDF format.

 

Passport photograph

One digital photograph, which meets the following conditions:

  • The photo is less than 3 months old
  • Background is white or light gray in color
  • Dimensions are 3.5 x 4.5 cm
  • No damages to the passport photo
  • Passport photo is not stapled to the visa application form (this can be attached with a paper clip)
  • Person in the photo is looking straight into the camera
  • In .PDF or .JPG / .JPEG format
  • No glasses are worn in the photo

Important information

After you have received the eTA visa by email from us, we recommend that you make a copy of this and keep it loose in your passport as soon as you start traveling.

On arrival, the applicant can be issued 30 days eTA with double entry from the date of first arrival (within certain 30 days). The balance of the 30 days after the first entry is granted for the second visit to Sri Lanka. However, this decision is always up to the local immigration officers and Traveldocs cannot exert any further influence on this once the visa has been processed or has already been issued.

 

Validity

Both the tourist visa and the business visa are valid for 30 days, the transfer / transit visa is valid for 48 hours. Read more about the validity here.
Would you like to stay longer than 30 days in Sri Lanka? Then you can ask for a Visa Extension at the local Immigration Office. This can be extended to 90 days. More information can be found at www.immigration.gov.lk
An extension request must be submitted to the Visa Section of the Department of Immigration (head office) or must be provided by an Authorized Agent in Sri Lanka.
Do you wish to stay longer than 90 days in Sri Lanka? Then you must apply for a regular visa in person at the embassy of Sri Lanka in The Hague.

Explanation visa for Sri Lanka

What is a visa for Sri Lanka?

All travelers with Dutch and Belgian nationality must have a visa to travel in Sri Lanka. If travelers plan to stay in Sri Lanka for business or tourism, less than 30 days, the e-visa, also known as ETA, will suffice. You can easily apply for this e-visa / ETA here.

After the visa / e-visa / ETA has been granted, the traveler must print it out and have it with him when traveling.

What types of visas are available for Sri Lanka?

Sri Lanka has various types of visas. For example, there are:

  • Visa on arrival can be obtained upon arrival at Colombo Airport for an amount of $ 40 USD. However, there are long waiting times involved
  • E-visas (ETA) can be obtained completely digitally in advance. This is possible up to 90 days before departure. With the electronic visa you can travel in and out of the country twice, within 30 days after first entry. Do you want to travel out of the country and back in again after 30 days? Then you need to apply for a new visa.
  • Regular visa can be obtained at the embassy. This visa is intended for travelers who want to stay longer than 90 days or who are not eligible for an electronic visa for any other reason.
  • You can apply for tourist and business e-visas online via our website.

Keep in mind that children must also have their own visa. They also need to supply their own file with all necessary documents.

How long is the (e-) visa Sri Lanka valid?

Both the tourist visa and the business visa are valid for 30 days, the transfer / transit visa is valid for 48 hours. Read more about the validity here.

Would you like to stay longer than 30 days in Sri Lanka? Then you can ask for a Visa Extension at the local Immigration Office. This can be extended to 90 days. More information can be found at www.immigration.gov.lk

An extension request must be submitted to the Visa Section of the Department of Immigration (head office) or must be provided by an Authorized Agent in Sri Lanka.

Do you wish to stay longer than 90 days in Sri Lanka? Then you must apply for a regular visa in person at the embassy of Sri Lanka in The Hague.

Processing time, visa validity and cost of the Sri Lanka visa.

The processing time normally takes only 4 business days from the time of submission. Both the tourist visa and the business visa are valid for 30 days, the transfer / transit visa is valid for 48 hours.

  • The costs for the visa for Sri Lanka for the tourist e-visa are € 12.95.
  • The costs for the business e-visa are € 76.95.

This includes processing costs, consular costs, transaction costs (with iDeal / bancontact payment) and VAT.

You can also use an urgent procedure where a surcharge will also be charged. Please see the prices page for this.

Would you like to stay longer than 30 days in Sri Lanka? Then you can ask for a Visa Extension at the local Immigration Office. This can be extended to 90 days. More information can be found on the page of the Sri Lankan Immigration Service.

Why apply for your Sri-Lanka Visa at Traveldocs?

At Traveldocs we guarantee professional, correct, smooth and reliable service.

Our experienced experts will check the application before submitting it to the government of Sri-Lanka. Only in this way can you be 100% sure that your application is correctly and safely applied for.

Traveldocs makes the procedure easier for you, so no more complicated website procedures.

You will be kept informed of the status of the request by e-mail or telephone. You can also follow your request at any time via the Tracking function on our website.

Traveldocs is a Dutch company with years of experience and the right connections to handle your documents correctly. We work together with various tour operators, top clubs, large (international) companies and NGOs. Your documents are always in safe hands with us.

Apply for a Sri-Lanka visa now.

You can take care of the application yourself by placing the application on our website and answering all necessary questions.

You can do this 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We will guide you step by step through the process and support where necessary. Are you having trouble finding our website? Then you can contact us for this. We like to help you!

Do you want to apply for the visa Sri-Lanka directly? Then proceed directly to the online application form. Would you like to know more about the visa and the procedure first? Read our FAQ visa Sri-Lanka page, or contact us via the online contact form.

Traveldocs helpt bedrijven en particulieren bij de aanvraag van een visum of legalisatie. Als erkend legalisatie bureau assisteren wij u administratief en verzorgen wij de complete afhandeling bij de relevante ambassade of het consulaat. Voor deze dienstverlening berekenen wij bemiddelingskosten. Wij zijn geen overheidsinstantie of daaraan gelieerd. Alle door u te betalen kosten zijn duidelijk zichtbaar en volledig transparant en Traveldocs hanteert scherpe prijzen, een professionele service met een adequate knowhow binnen de wereld van legalisaties. Uiteraard heeft U ook de mogelijkheid om uw aanvraag rechtstreeks in te dienen bij de betreffende overheidsinstantie. Wanneer u een aanvraag via visum-legalisatie.nl  doet, betaalt u nooit meer voor de consulaire kosten dan bij de ambassade/ het consulaat.

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