About our Visa Service :

With effect from 1st January 2012, all Holiday or Business travelers to Sri Lanka must have Electronic Travel Authorization (ETA) for entering in to Sri Lanka. Please visit for more information.

Important Note
How To Apply

Entry & Residence
Gratis Officell & Diplomatic
Journalist & Filming Crew
Voluntary NGOs

The Consular Service is the portal through which the Ministry of Foreign Relations provides consular assistance to the general public. Consular services to the public are provided under the terms of the Consular Functions Act No. 4 of 1981.

About our Consular Service :

Travel Document (Passport)
Registration of Birth & Citizenship
Registration of Marriage
Registration of Death
Concern Letter
Transfer visa to new passport
Open a bank account in Thailand (Affidavit)
Obtain a driving license in Thailand (Affidavit)
Certify residence in Thailand (Affidavit)

Tourist Visa

A Tourist Visa Purpose Visa is issued to foreign nationals who visit Sri Lanka for Tourist purposes

- Meducal Treatment Including Ayurvedic (HERBAL)
- Particapate in sporting events, Competitions and activites relating to cultural performance
- Sightseeing or holidaying
- Visiting Friendes and relatives

A tourist visa is issued to bona-fide tourists who want to enter Sri Lanka for a short period of time up to 03 months for sightseeing, holidaying, visiting friends and relatives,Medical treatment including Ayurvedic and Yoga,participate in sporting events and activities relating to cultural performance etc.

Travellers should not engage in any form of employment, paid or unpaid, or in any trade or business other than that specified in the visa during the period of stay in Sri Lanka.

Tourist visa must be utilized before the date of expiry noted on the visa.

Validity of visa is subject to entry into Sri Lanka during the indicated entry period.

Applications for the extension of all visas should be made to the Department of Immigration and Emigration. For more details please visit :

- Duly filled Visa application form "Download application form"
- Original Passport with more than 06 months validity from the intended date of arrival
- 02 Photographs (Size 3.5 cm × 4.5 cm)
- Copy of round trip air ticket
- Hotel Reservations / tour itinerary with telephone numbers and addresses of the places of accommodation (For Group tours only one itinerary can be accepted)
- Letter of invitation from Sri Lankan organizations/sponsors/authorities for group ofmore than 30 tourists
- For children less than 16 years of age travel alone: In addition to above requirements must provide consent letter from both parents, copy of parents’ marriage certificate, copies of parents passports
Validity of visa is subject to entry into Sri Lanka during the indicated entry period.