Visa for Investors

Foreign investors able to invest a minimum of US $ 250,000 or an equivalent amount in any convertible foreign currency in:


  • New ventures approved by the Board of Investment or a relevant Government Authority.
  • Existing or new companies subject to approval by the relevant Authority.
  • Shares listed in the Colombo Stock Exchange.


are eligible for investor visa. Dependents of the applicant (spouse, dependent children and the parents of the applicant and / or his spouse) are also eligible for this visa.


Multiple entry Investor Visa with a maximum validity of five years will be given to successful applicants.

Application Procedure

Investor visas are issued only in Colombo by the Department of Immigration upon submission of application with required supporting documents. If application is successful, visa approval letter is issued to the applicant stipulating rules, regulations and restrictions governing the visa pending the submission his/her passport for the issuing the visa.

Document Requirement

  • Visa Application from in quadruplicate
  • Photocopies of data page of the applicant passport
  • Photocopy of the Marriage Certificate or Marriage contract (if dependents are included in the application)
  • Two photographs (3.5x 4.5 cm) of applicant and of each dependant.
  • Medical Report of the main applicant.
  • Documentary evidence of remittance USD 250,000 to Sri Lanka
  • A Police Report obtained from his country of domicile.
  • Details of the project in which the investment is to be made should be provided.( BOI Agreement, BOI Certificate, Memorandum and Articles of Association, BOI Recommendation, Line Ministry Recommendation) should be provided. If the Project involves an existing company, the relevant registration documents is required
Conditions of Investor Visa

  •  That the holder shall not engage in any employment, trade or business other than that specified in the visa, without the express written permission of the Department of Immigration and Emigration
  • Notify the Department of Immigration and Emigration in writing of any significant changes in the investment plan
  • Comply with Immigration and Emigration formalities and other laws and regulations in Sri Lanka.
  • Comply with tax laws in Sri Lanka.
  • Refrain from any political or other activity which is not in public interest or which might be prejudicial to the security of the country.
How to Apply

Investor visa can be applied at:

  • Department of Immigration and Emigration - Colombo-  Click Here
  • Immigration Visitor Services Center in Colombo - Click Here


Immigration Visitor Services Center in Colombo

Approval for entry visa can be applied more conveniently at our Immigration Visitor Services Center in Colombo or please call our helpdesk on + 94 112 375 972 or email your request to info@immigrationlanka.com. Our specially trained dedicated team will be ready to assist you in every step in the application process including application preparation, advising on document requirement, fee calculation, submitting application to the Department of Immigration, collection and dispatch of entry visa approval to clients and finally to obtain the visa endorsement on the passport after arrival. For greater convenience of our clients, we also offer many other optional value added services including door to door services.


Our service fee depends on each case and could only be determined after all information is available to us. However, as part of our policy to provide transparent and responsible service, our service fee will be clearly notified before we accept application.