Tourist Visa

Steps to be followed:
  • If you are planning a short visit to Sri Lanka, you can submit your ETA application online through to the Department of Immigration & Emigration.
  • Travellers who wish to travel to Sri Lanka for less than 30 days can obtain Tourist visa with double entries through the visa approval will receive within two days. The Department maintains a no refund policy.
  • An ETA holder is entitled to enter Sri Lanka within three months from the date of issue of ETA
  • The ETA is limited to 30 days stay in Sri Lanka from the date of arrival, but it could be extended for up to 90 days from the Department of Immigration & Emigration, in Sri Lanka by paying the relevant fee.
  • Pay the relevant ETA processing fee using your electronic payment cards (credit card/e-commerce enabled debit cards) and submit the application. Only Visa, Master and American Express Cards are accepted. If you are unable to pay by electronic payment cards (credit card/e-commerce enabled debit cards), you have to select one of the alternative options.
  • Apply if your application is successfully submitted, you will receive an acknowledgment promptly.
  • If the applicant does not receive the visa approval notice within 2 working days, you may login to on the home page and check your visa status. Please go to the ETA home page followed by the “check status” and enter your reference or passport number with the nationality. If the status indicates, “ETA is approved” please take a print out of that to take with you when you are going to Sri Lanka.
  • Relevant Visa fees:
  • • SAARC Member Country Passport – S$42/-
  • • Other Country Passport – S$76/-
  • Visa fees paid will not be refunded.
  • Those applying at the High Commission could pay the visa fees only in cash for which an official receipt would be issued. Visa fees paid will not be refunded. Under certain circumstances interviews will be conducted by the high commission and might be asked to provide extra documents if necessary.
  • In the event of ETA being rejected, the system will send a referral notification to the applicant and he/she needs to contact the nearest Sri Lanka Overseas Mission for necessary assistance.