Department of Immigration and Emigration

Sri Lankan Identity Overseas



Visa Fees

Penalties for overstay

According to the Gazette 2337/10 of June 21, 2023 foreigners overstay penalty (charges) are amended as append below with effect from June 21, 2023.

  • Where the period of the overstay has exceeded seven days (07) and has continued up to fourteen days (14) days calculated from the date of expiry of the period of validity of the original visa, two hundred and fifty (250) United States Dollars will be charged as a penalty in addition to the applicable visa fee.
     
  • Where the period of the overstay has exceeded fourteen (14) days calculated from the date of expiry of the period of validity of the original visa, five hundred and fifty (500) United States Dollars will be charged as a penalty in addition to the applicable visa fee; and
     
  • A person, who departs from Sri Lanka within seven (07) days calculated from the date of expiry of the period of validity of the original visa, may depart from Sri Lanka by paying the applicable visa fee at the port of departure without paying any penalty.
* The visa payments are calculated from the arrival date of the passenger.
  Visa Class Fee US Dollar (US $)
(For a year or part thereof)
Residence Visa - 1
  1. For Investors
  2. For Employees
  3. For Students
  4. For Medical Visa
  5. Non-government institutions
  6. For Religious Worker Visa
  7. For the spouse of the above person
  8. For the dependent children of the above person
  9. My Dream Home Visa - Extension only
  10. Residence Guest Scheme - Extension only
  11. Visa for appearance before the court
  12. Port City Visa
200
Residence Visa - 2
  1. any person whose citizenship of Sri Lanka has been ceased under sections 19, 20 or 21 of the Citizenship Act
  2. For the spouse of the above person
  3. For the dependent children of the above person
100
Residence Visa - 3
  1. any person who has been registered as an Indian Citizen under section 13 of the Indo- Ceylon Agreement
  2. For the spouse of the above person
  3. For the dependent children of the above person
100
Residence Visa - 4

For clergy

Free
Residence Visa - 5

For a foreign spouse who is married to a Sri Lankan citizen

Free
Dependent children of the non-Sri Lankan spouse 150
Residence Visa - 6 For a non-Sri Lankan spouse of a demised Sri Lankan who has not remarried (With the approval for employment) 100
Residence Visa - 7 For a non-Sri Lankan spouse of a Sri Lankan citizen who is living in Sri Lanka continuously for not less than ten years (with the approval for employment) 100
Residence Visa - 8 For a non-Sri Lankan spouse of a Sri Lankan citizen who has children below eighteen years (with the approval for employment) 100
Residence Visa - 9 Children of Sri Lankan parents holding foreign passports. 150

 

Visit Visa Tourist Purpose Online On arrival
* 30th Day to 90th Day from the arrival date

For the following designated countries

Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Netherlands, Poland, Italy, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Spain, Greece, Sweden, Hungary, United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, United States of America, Canada, Japan, Switzerland, Norway, Portugal, Slovenia, Estonia, Mauritius, Iceland, and Cuba

Online From the Head Office
100 100
* 90th Day to 180th Day from the arrival date

For United States of America

- Free
* 30th Day to 90th Day from the arrival date

For Singapore, Maldives, Seychelles, and Czech Republic

- Free
* 30th Day to 90th Day from the arrival date

For any country other than a designated country, United States of America, Singapore, Maldives, Seychelles, and Czech Republic

- 60
* 90th  Day to 180th Day from the arrival date

For any country other than United States of America

- 150
* 180th Day to 270th Day from the arrival date

For any country

- 200
Visit Visa

Business Purposes 

Online On arrival
* 30th Day to 180th Day from the arrival date

For United States of America (after Thirty days up to Hundred and Eighty days

(Extension can be done only at Head office)

100
* 30th Day to 90th Day from the arrival date

For any country other than United States of America (after Thirty days up to Ninety days)

(Extension can be done only at Head office)

100
* 90th Day to 180th Day from the arrival date

For any country other than United States of America (after Ninety days up to Hundred and Eighty days)

(Extension can be done only at Head office)

200

Transit Visa

Two Days
Four Days

 

For all countries

Passengers (Transit from Sri Lanka Seaport)

 

Free

25

To extend the tourist visa after 30 days by visiting the head office of the Department of Immigration and Emigration, or through the website https://eservices.immigration.gov.lk/vs
Extraordinary Gazette Notification No. 2241/37 for more details  

* Above mentioned fees and periods for visit visa tourist and business are only applicable to visitors who have obtained ETA before 17th April 2024 and those visitors who obtain on arrival visa from 17 April 2024 at port of entry.

Please note that foreigners who obtain Non-residence visit and business 6 months visa can extend upto 60 more days by cancelling the double entry.


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  • Dep. of Immigration and Emigration
  • "Suhurupaya", Sri Subhuthipura Road,
  • Battaramulla.
  • 1962 / +94 112 101 500
  • +94 011 2885 358
  • controller@Immigration.gov.lk
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