What happens if you overstay your visa in Sri Lanka?

Basically, an ETA for Sri Lanka has a validity of 6 months from the issued date and allows the duration of stay for a maximum of 30 days for tourism or business purposes. So if you intend to remain present in this country for over 30 days, you will overstay your visa in Sri Lanka. In that case, you should prepare to extend your visa.

The maximum duration for the extension of your ETA for Sri Lanka is six months. It is advisable that you apply for the visa extension before the expiry date of your ETA. Overstaying while your ETA for Sri Lanka expired is considered as a violation of visa policies that may result in the refusal of an ETA extension, confinement, or even deportation from Sri Lanka. Moreover, you will have to pay a Sri Lanka visa overstay fine if you do not extend your ETA before it expires.

Therefore, make sure that you do not overstay your Sri Lanka visa when visiting Sri Lanka, and remember to extend your ETA if you wish to stay in the country for more than 30 days.

The application for an ETA extension should be submitted directly to the visa section of the Department of Immigration and Emigration. In case you need assistance in applying for an ETA for Sri Lanka, feel free to contact us via email: [email protected].