The Department of Immigration and Emigration of Sri Lanka has introduced an online visa authorization facility, the Electronic Travel Authorization (ETA), with effect from 1 October 2011. The ETA facility has been introduced on 1st October, 2011 on a trial basis and will be fully operational with effect from 1st January, 2012.
The ETA is initially limited to 30 days from the date of arrival and it may be extended up to six (06) months. Foreign nationals, who intend to visit
If the applicant intend to visit Sri Lanka for one month or less than one month can obtain the ETA in the official website www.eta.gov.lk If the applicant wishes to stay more than one month can obtain the visa at the Embassy of Sri Lanka. Required documents are:
1. Original Passport and a photocopy
- Dully filled application
- Copy of the Flight ticket
- Relevant fee
Foreign nationals intend to visit Sri Lanka for Official or Diplomatic purposes should forward their applications to the Department of Immigration & Emigration through relevant Sri Lanka Government Ministries and Agencies or Sri Lanka Overseas Missions. The authority to issue ETA lies with the Department of Immigration & Emigration, Colombo , Sri Lanka .
On the basis of reciprocity, citizens of The Republic of Singapore, The Republic of Maldives and Seychelles are exempted from the requirement of obtaining ETA to visit
- Gratis (Free of Charge) basis is applicable only for Diplomatic and Official passport holders.
- The Gratis ETA is granted for normal passport holders, if arrangements have been made between the Government of Sri Lanka and the respective countries.
- For personal visits, Diplomatic & Official passport holders should follow the normal ETA application procedure.
Notice is hereby given that the on line Business ETA facility is opened to potential applicants in addition to the existing facility of obtaining Business ETA from Sri Lanka Overseas Missions and the Head Office of the Department of Immigration & Emigration, Colombo
When applying ETA by third parties, payments are to be made through the arrangement made in our website www.eta.gov.lk and obtain acknowledgment of ETA application. Convenience