FAQs

    1. Which countries can visit Sri Lanka without a visa?

    Citizens of several countries enjoy the temporary visa exemption policy of the Sri Lankan Government. These nations include China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Russia, and Thailand, which means that travelers holding passports from these countries can enter Sri Lanka for short visits without needing a pre-approved visa. This visa-free arrangement facilitates tourism and fosters international relations between Sri Lanka and these nations. It is important to note, however, that the visa policies of countries can be subject to change, and travelers should check with official government sources or check visa requirements on our website to confirm the current visa requirements before planning their trip. Additionally, even though entry may be allowed without a visa, there might still be specific conditions or restrictions in place, such as limitations on the duration of stay. Therefore, travelers are encouraged to adhere to any regulations the Sri Lankan government sets to ensure a smooth and enjoyable visit to this diverse and culturally rich island nation. On the other hand, countries that are not on the list of visa exemptions for Sri Lanka visas must obtain a visa in advance. Fortunately, the Sri Lanka electronic visa is granted to citizens of more than 200 countries worldwide, making the visa application process easier and quicker than ever before.
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    2. What are the photo requirements for a Sri Lanka visa application?

    To complete the visa application process, travelers are required to submit some of the required documents, including a passport and a recent photograph of themselves. For a smooth application, the photograph must follow some specific requirements, such as: Photo size The photograph can be of any size and format. However, visa applicants must ensure this photo was taken within the last six months. Quality and Resolution The color rendition should be true to life, accurately reflecting your skin tone. Avoid any underexposure or overexposure, as these may lead to a photograph that is either excessively dark or excessively bright. Background The background should be either white or off-white, free from patterns or textures. There should be no other objects, shadows, or spots in the background. Facial Expressions You should maintain a neutral and composed expression with your mouth closed, eyes open, and facing directly toward the camera. Avoid any exaggerated expressions, smiles, or frowns. Attire and Accessories You can choose casual attire that does not resemble a uniform. Religious or cultural headwear is acceptable but should not obstruct facial features. Non-tinted glasses without glare are permissible as long as the photo ensures clear visibility of the applicant's eyes. If your photograph meets the above requirements, you can send it and other necessary documents via our email address so that we can process your Sri Lanka visa application quickly.
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    3. How to fill out the Sri Lanka visa form?

    To fill out the Sri Lanka visa form, travelers can conveniently access the online application on the Sri Lanka Immigration Services website. The process is streamlined and user-friendly, designed to gather essential information efficiently. Follow these simple steps to fill out the application form for a Sri Lanka visa: Begin by providing some essential information regarding your visa type, the number of applicants, and the processing time you want for your application. Provide your complete name, ensuring accuracy and consistency with the details in your passport. Specify your gender, date of birth, nationality, and passport number. Be thorough and accurate in providing information to avoid delays or issues during the visa processing.  Once the form is completed, carefully review all information to eliminate complications and proceed to the visa payment. Simply choose your preferred payment method to pay the visa fees and submit the required documents via the email we sent you. The Sri Lanka e-visa application is typically processed within 03 business days. However, in some rush cases, travelers can request a Rush visa service, which allows you to obtain a visa in 05 hours. It should be noted that some unexpected reasons, such as the high number of applications or national holidays, may delay the Sri Lanka visa application process. Travelers are highly recommended to complete their application at least a week before their travel date to ensure they get a visa in a timely manner.
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    4. What happens if I already possess a valid visa?

    If you already possess a valid residence visa or multiple entry visa, you can enter Sri Lanka legally. But a fresh e-Visa/ETA application cannot be lodged until that visa expires or is canceled.
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    5. What is Sri Lanka tourist visa Validity for Canadian citizens?

    The Sri Lanka online visa has different options time for Canadian citizens:
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    6. Do Germans need to take COVID-19 when visiting Sri Lanka?

    Yes. German citizens must be aware of the latest update of the Government on Covid-19 requirements when visiting Sri Lanka.
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    7. How can I extend my stay beyond the e-Visa limit in Sri Lanka?

     Basically, the ETA for Sri Lanka has a six-month validity period after the date of issuance and permits a 30-day maximum stay for leisure or business.
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    8. Can Indian citizens extend their stay in Sri Lanka with an ETA?

    Yes. Indian visitors who wish to stay more than 30 days in Sri Lanka may apply for a visa extension.
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    9. When is the best time to apply for a Sri Lanka visa for Swedes?

    The best time to apply for a Sri Lanka visa from Sweden is at least 07 days before their travel.
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    10. Can Australian citizens extend their stay in Sri Lanka with an eTA?

    Yes. Australian visitors who wish to stay more than 30 days in Sri Lanka may apply for a visa extension. The short-term visit visa may be extended a maximum of up to 270 days from the date of arrival in three consecutive instances as granted 30 days on entry, 60 days at the first extension, and 90 days for the second and third instances.
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