Department of Immigration and Emigration

Sri Lankan Identity Overseas



Non - Resident Visa

A Visit visa is an entry permit signifying the consent of the Sri Lankan Government for the admission of a foreign national to the country.  The Visa contains details of the period of time and the condition/s of the stay.

Tourist Visa

A Tourist Visa is issued to bona-fide tourists who want to enter Sri Lanka for sightseeing or holidaying, visiting friends and relatives, medical treatments, participate in art, music and dance events, participate in sport events for a short period of time.

  1. Tourist Visa – 30 Days

    Enables short term visitors to come to Sri Lanka for a period of 30 days visit with the single entry facility.
     
    • For Whom:
      Potential tourists living out of Sri Lanka
       
    • Period of Visa:
      30 days. Single Entry.  Extension is not granted.
       
    • Visa Fee:
       
      For Singapore, Maldives, Seychelles and Czech Republic Free
      Other countries US$ 50

       

    • Application mode:

      Online through the web site https://www.srilankaevisa.lk / On arrival / From Sri Lankan Overseas Missions
       
    • Allowed activities:
       
      • Sightseeing / Holidaying
      • Visiting friend and relatives
      • Medical treatment including Ayurvedic and Yoga
      • Participating sports events, competition and activities relating to cultural performance
       
    • Not allowed activities:
       
      • Engage in Business/Trade activities,
      • Taking part in Meetings, conferences, Short term training programs, Art, Music, Dance events/festivals
      • Engage in employment paid/unpaid, self –employment.
      • Live in Sri Lanka for a long period through frequent or successive visits
       
    • Required Documents:
       
      • A colour photograph in jpg image
      • jpg image of data page of valid passport
       
  2. Tourist Visa – Standard Visitor Visa

    Standard Visitor visa - Tourist, enables short term visitors to come to Sri Lanka for a period of 06 months limiting the 60 day stay at each visit with the double entry facility.
     
    • For Whom:
      Potential tourists living out of Sri Lanka
       
    • Period of Visa:
      06 months at one stretch limiting 60 days at each visit (Double entry within the validity period of the visa).
      if need more than 60 days can extend for 2 months (terminating the double entry facility)
       
    • Visa Fee:
       
      SAARC countries: US $ 35
      Non-SAARC US $ 75
      For Singapore, Maldives, Seychelles and Czech Republic Free

       

    • Application mode:

      Online through the web site https://www.srilankaevisa.lk
       
    • Allowed activities:
       
      • Sightseeing / Holidaying
      • Visiting friend and relatives
      • Medical treatment including Ayurvedic and Yoga
      • Participating sports events, competition and activities relating to cultural performance
       
    • Not allowed activities:
       
      • Engage in Business/Trade activities,
      • Taking part in Meetings, conferences, Short term training programs, Art, Music, Dance events/festivals
      • Engage in employment paid/unpaid, self –employment.
      • Live in Sri Lanka for a long period through frequent or successive visits
       
    • Required Documents:
       
      • A colour photograph in jpg image
      • jpg image of data page of valid passport
       
  3. Tourist Visa – One Year Multiple Entry Visa 

    A visa issued to a foreigner who wishes to enter Sri Lanka on several occasions within the overall period authorized by a visa for the purpose of tourism permitting to stay one year limiting 90 days visit at each stay for the potential applicant with the multiple entry facility.
     
    • For Whom:
      Potential tourists
       
    • Period of Visa:
      12 months at one stretch limiting 90 days at each visit (Multiple entries within the validity period of the visa).
       
    • Visa Fee:

      US $ 200
       
    • Application mode:

      Online through the web site https://www.srilankaevisa.lk
       
    • Allowed activities:
       
      • Sightseeing / Holidaying
      • Visiting friend and relatives
      • Medical treatment including Ayurvedic and Yoga
      • Participating sports events, competition and activities relating to cultural performance
       
    • Not allowed activities:
       
      • Engage in Business/Trade activities, 
      • Taking part in Meetings, conferences, short term training programs, Art, Music, Dance events/festivals
      • Engage in employment paid/unpaid, self –employment
      • Live in Sri Lanka for a long period through frequent or successive visit
       
    • Required Documents:
       
      • A colour photograph in jpg image
      • jpg image of data page of valid passport
       
  4. Tourist Visa – Two Years Multiple Entry Visa 

    A visa issued to a foreigner who wishes to enter Sri Lanka on several occasions within the overall period authorized by a visa for the purpose of tourism activities permitting to stay two years limiting 180 days visit at each stay for the potential applicant.
     
    • For Whom:
      Potential tourist
       
    • Period of Visa:
      02 years limiting 180 days stay at each visit (Multiple entries with the validity period of the visa)
       
    • Visa Fee:

      US $ 300
       
    • Application mode:

      Online through the web site https://www.srilankaevisa.lk
       
    • Allowed activities:
       
      • Sightseeing / Holidaying
      • Visiting friend and relatives
      • Medical treatment including Ayurvedic and Yoga
      • Participating sports events, competition and activities relating to cultural performance
       
    • Not allowed activities:
       
      • Performing any other activities is strictly prohibited
      • Engaging in internal politics of the country
       
    • Required Documents:
       
      • A colour photograph in jpg image
      • jpg image of data page of valid passport
       
  5. Tourist Visa – Five Years Multiple Entry Visa

    A visa issued to a foreigner who wishes to enter Sri Lanka on several occasions within the overall period authorized by a visa for the purpose of tourism activities permitting to stay five years limiting 180 days visit at each stay for the potential applicant.
     
    • For Whom:
      Potential tourists
       
    • Period of Visa:
      05 years limiting 180 days stay at each visit.
       
    • Visa Fee:

      US $ 500
       
    • Application mode:

      Online through the web site https://www.srilankaevisa.lk
       
    • Allowed activities:
      • Sightseeing / Holidaying
      • Visiting friend and relatives
      • Medical treatment including Ayurvedic and Yoga
      • Participating sports events, competition and activities relating to cultural performance
       
    • Not allowed activities:
       
      • Performing any other activities is strictly prohibited
      • Engaging in internal politics of the country
       
    • Required Documents:
      • A colour photograph in jpg image
      • jpg image of data page of valid passport
       
  6. Tourist Visa – Ten Years Multiple Entry Visa

    A visa issued to a foreigner who wishes to enter Sri Lanka on several occasions within the overall period authorized by a visa for the purpose of tourism activities permitting to stay ten years limiting 180 days visit at each stay for the potential applicant.
     
    • For Whom:
      Potential tourists
       
    • Period of Visa:
      10 years limiting 180 days stay at each visit.
       
    • Visa Fee:

      US $ 1000
       
    • Application mode:

      Online through the web site https://www.srilankaevisa.lk
       
    • Allowed activities:
      • Sightseeing / Holidaying
      • Visiting friend and relatives
      • Medical treatment including Ayurvedic and Yoga
      • Participating sports events, competition and activities relating to cultural performance
       
    • Not allowed activities:
      • Performing any other activities is strictly prohibited
      • Engaging in internal politics of the country
       
    • Required Documents:
      • A colour photograph in jpg image
      • jpg image of data page of valid passport
       
  7. Standard Visitor Visa for United State of America

    A visa issued to a citizen of USA who wishes to enter Sri Lanka on several occasions within the overall period authorized by a visa for the purpose of tourism activities and business activities permitting to stay five years limiting 180 days visit at each stay for the potential applicant.
     
    • For Whom:
      USA Citizens
       
    • Period of Visa:
      5 years limiting 180 days stay at each visit.
       
    • Visa Fee:

      US $ 100
       
    • Application mode:

      Sri Lankan Embassy in United State of America
       
    • Required Documents:
      • A colour photograph in jpg image
      • jpg image of data page of valid passport
       
  8. Tourist Visa – Free Visa
     
    • For Whom:
      Potential tourists from nationals of China, Indonesia, India, Russia, Thailand, Malaysia, and Japan.
       
    • Period of Visa:
      30 days form the date of initial arrival.
       
    • Visa Fee:

      Free of charge.

    • Application mode:

      Online through the web site https://www.srilankaevisa.lk apply on or before 30/04/2024. 
    • Allowed activities:
       
      • Sightseeing / Holidaying
      • Visiting friend and relatives
      • Medical treatment including Ayurvedic and Yoga
      • Participating sports events, competition and activities relating to cultural performance
       
    • Not allowed activities:
       
      • Engage in Business/Trade activities,
      • Taking part in Meetings, conferences, Short term training programs, Art, Music, Dance events/festivals
      • Engage in employment paid/unpaid, self –employment.
      • Live in Sri Lanka for a long period through frequent or successive visits
       
    • Required Documents:
       
      • A colour photograph in jpg image
      • jpg image of data page of valid passport
       

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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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