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Visit Visa

Tourist Visit Visa

Every tourist should apply the Electronic Travel Authorization (ETA) prior to their visit to Sri Lanka.
Please visit  https://www.eta.gov.lk for further details

How can I renew my tourist visa ?

Every bona-fide tourist who enters Sri Lanka within the period of the landing endorsement granted by the authorized officers at the port of entry can apply for a visa extension before the expiry of such visa. Two (02) months extension beyond 30 days shall be granted at the Department of Immigration and Emigration (Head Office) or online through the https://www.eta.gov.lk. However further extension shall only be considered with valid reasons. This restriction will not be applicable to Ex-Sri Lankans.

What are the documents I need to extend the visit visa ?

The person who obtained short term visit visa should obtain Electronic Travel Authorization ( ETA) before entering the country. No foreigner should enter into Sri Lanka until he/she obtains ETA.

Tourist visa

  1. Return air ticket.
  2. Address and the telephone number of the place of accommodation.
  3. The application along with the photograph of the applicant.
  4. Valid Passport.

* It is compulsory for the applicant to be present to apply and to collect the visa. (Those who will submit applications at the Department of Immigration and Emigration (Head Office) only).

Business visa

  1. The application along with the photograph of the applicant.
  2. The request letter submitted by the business institute/ company/ agency to extend the business visa.
  3. Valid Passport.

* The relevant person or an authorized representative of the business institute should be present to collect the visa.

Where can I get tourist visa renewal Application Form ?

  1. Head office of the Department of Immigration & Emigration, Colombo.
  2. Download printable versions of the Application Forms here

What are the other conditions applicable to renewal of my tourist visa ?

Your intended stay in Sri Lanka should end at least two months before the expiry date of your travel document.

How can I renew my Business Purpose Visa ?

Applications for the extension of all Business visas should be made to the Department of Immigration and Emigration (Head Office).

Where can I get a Business Purpose Visa renewal application form ?

  1. Head office of the Department of Immigration & Emigration, Colombo.
  2. Download printable versions of the Application Forms here

What are the other conditions applicable to renewal of my Business Purpose Visa ?

In order to extend your visa necessary documentary proof has to be submitted by the relevant Sri Lankan Company/ Agency / Institution etc.. Your intended stay in Sri Lanka should end at least two months before the expiry date of your travel document.


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  • Dep. of Immigration and Emigration
  • "Suhurupaya", Sri Subhuthipura Road,
  • Battaramulla.
  • +94 011 5329 000
  • +94 011 2885 358
  • controller@Immigration.gov.lk
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