Tourist visa
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A Tourist Visa is given to those visiting Sri Lanka for;

  • Holidaying
  • Visiting friends and relatives
  • Medical treatment including Ayurvedic and yoga
  • Participate in sporting events, competitions and activities relating to cultural performance


Sri Lanka tourist visa is normally issued by Sri Lanka Diplomatic Missions overseas which will be endorsed on passport and usually valid for three months. After arrival, visitor could seek an extension to tourist visa up to six months. However, for promotion of tourism and to facilitate entry of tourists to Sri Lanka, Department of Immigration and Emigration has introduced an Electronic Travel Authorization (ETA) system. The ETA allows tourist to apply an authorization online to travel and remain in Sri Lanka for one month. No passport copies, documents or photographs are required. There is no requirement to endorse the ETA on the passport. After arrival, tourist who may wish to stay longer than one month may apply for an extension to ETA up to six months.

Application Procedures

Tourists can now use one of the following methods at their convenience


  • ETA by online Click Here.
  • ETA at Immigration Visitor Services Center in Colombo Click Here.
  • ETA at Department of Immigration and Emigration - Colombo Click Here.
  • &ETA on arrival at the airport in Colombo Click Here.
  • Tourist Visa at Sri Lanka Diplomatic Missions and Consulates Click Here.


Immigration Visitor Services Center in Colombo:

You can now apply ETA at our Immigration Visitor Services Center in Colombo. Visitor Services Center has been fully approved and authorized by the Department of Immigration.


Applying at our Immigration Visitor Services Center is highly recommended if you are planning to invite foreign nationals to Sri Lanka. We also offer, additional services such as document collection from door steps and delivering back ETA. We also offer special discounted rates for our clients seeking ETA extensions.

Document Requirement For ETA

  • Completed application form
  • Copy of the data page of the applicant’s passport
  • ETA fees and our service fees
Processing Time And Fee

If you apply ETA though our Visitor Services Center, we guarantee your ETA on the same day. Government ETA fee for tourists is 15 USD for nationals of South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) Countries and 30 USD for other nationalities. As circumstance of every case is different, our service fee depends number of factors including the selection of additional services 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.

How To Apply

Please visit our Visitor Services Center located in Colombo. call our helpdesk on + 94 112 375 972 or email your request to info@immigrationlanka.com.


By Sri Lanka Diplomatic Missions and Consulates You can apply tourist visa valid for three months at Sri Lanka Diplomatic Mission overseas. This method is recommended for those who not able to apply online or need to have visa endorsement on passport before travel to Sri Lanka. We advise you to contact your nearest Sri Lanka Diplomatic Mission or Consulate Click Here to check for document requirement and applicable fees