FAQs

    1 . How it works?

    2 mins video - Foreign nationals wishing to travel to Sri Lanka are required to possess a valid passport of their country and a valid Sri Lanka ETA (Electronic Travel Authorization). You can use ETA (Electronic Tra...
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    2 . What types of ETA are available?

    An ETA is issued only for Short Visits to Sri Lanka for Business purposes, Tourism and Transit purposes....
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    3 . Do I need to obtain a separate ETA for people accompanying me?

    Yes. Each traveller must have a separate ETA....
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    4 . What do I need for my ETA application?

    You need to have a travel document valid for at least 6 months from the date you intend to enter Sri Lanka. Depending on your nationality, there may be additional requirements. You will be informed of these requirements ...
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    5 . What can I do if I make a mistake in my application?

    Once an application is submitted processed and payment is made, you cannot cancel the transaction and the payment cannot be reimbursed. Therefore, please ensure that you enter your personal details correctly. If you have...
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    6 . What is an ETA?

    An ETA is an official document permitting entry into and travel within Sri Lanka. The ETA is an alternative to visas issued at Sri Lanka missions and at the ports of entry....
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    7 . If I already possess a valid ETA, can I apply for a fresh ETA again?

    ETA is valid for six months and a fresh ETA cannot be obtained using the same passport until that ETA expires. If you lose the passport which contains the valid ETA you may apply for a fresh ETA by paying the relevant fe...
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    8 . Do I need a ticket before I apply for an ETA?

    ETA can be obtained even before booking your ticket...
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    9 . What happens if I already possess a valid visa?

    If you already possess a valid Residence Visa or Multiple Entry Visa, a fresh ETA application cannot be lodged until that visa expires or is cancelled....
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    10 . What are the advantages of ETA?

    An ETA can be obtained easily anywhere with an internet connection and it saves time that you would otherwise spend on visa applications at Sri Lanka missions or at the ports of entry into Sri Lanka (if you are eligible)...
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