As from January 1st, 2012
Visitors to Sri Lanka are required to obtain Electronic Travel Authorization (ETA) for issuance of visa. The ETA approval is required even if the traveler carries a valid visa to Sri Lanka including Six Months, One Year or Five Year Visas. On receipt of the ETA approval which is obtained by making the ETA processing fee (US$ 30/- for US passport holders), together with 3. i – vi below, the visitor can obtain the visa in the following manner.
- A valid, signed US passport. The passport must have at least 6 months remaining after the completion of your stay in Sri Lanka, and contain at least one blank visa page.
- Fully completed and signed Sri Lanka Visa Application
- Two (2) passport photographs
- Copy of flight itinerary showing round trip
- Your sponsor in Sri Lanka must send a fax to the Embassy of Sri Lanka, stating the name of the applicant, confirming the business trip. Fax must include company address and type of business. For stay over 7 days, the letter must be sent via the Immigration Department in Colombo.
- A business letter of introduction and financial responsibility is required to be typed on your company letterhead and addressed to: Embassy of Sri Lanka, Visa Section, Washington, DC. This letter must be signed by a company officer other than the traveler, and should:
- state the nature of business to be performed;
- include the name and address of the company to be visited;
- guarantee sufficient financial support during visit; and
- guarantee return transportation to the US for the applicant.
In addition to the standard Iratex fees, the following consular fees apply:
|South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) Countries.||All Other Countries.|
|Tourist Visa with Double Entry for 30 days.||$15||$30|
|Tourist Visa Single Entry up to 90 days.||$15||$30|
|Tourist Visa with Double Entry up to 90 days.||$15||$30|
|Business Visa with single/double Entry for 30 days.||$25||$30|
|Business Visa with Single Entry up to 90 days.||$25||$30|
|Business Visa with Multiple Entry up to 90 days.||$25||$30|
|Transit Visa with Single Entry for 2 days.||Free||Free|