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.

Business Visa

A Business Purpose Visa is issued to foreign nationals who visit Sri Lanka for business purposes for short period of time. This visa may be issued for single or multiple journeys.

  1. Business Visa – Standard Visitor Visa 

    Standard Visitor visa –Business enables businessmen to come to Sri Lanka for short term visits for a period of 06 months limiting the 60 day stay at each visit with the double entry facility.
     
    • For Whom:
      Potential businessman 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)
       
    • Visa Fee:

      SAARC countries:                 US $ 35
      Non-SAARC                          US $ 75
       
    • Application mode:

      Online through the web site https://www.srilankaevisa.lk
       
    • Allowed activities:
      • Participate in business meeting and negotiation
      • Participate in seminar, conference and workshops
      • To take part in short term learning program
      • Participate in art, music and dance events
      • Participate in religious events
      • Participate in symposium
       
    • Not allowed activities:
      • Engage in Business/Trade activities, 
      • 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
      • Invitation/ Request letter from relevant institutions
       
  2. Business 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 business activities permitting to stay one year limiting 90 days visit at each stay for the potential applicant with the recommendation of the line ministry.
     
    • For Whom:
      Potential businessman
       
    • 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:
      • Participate in business meeting and negotiation
      • Participate in seminar, conference and workshops
      • To take part in short term learning program
      • Participate in art, music and dance events
      • Participate in religious events
      • Participate in symposium
       
    • Not allowed activities:
       
      • Engage in Business/Trade activities, 
      • Engage in employment paid or unpaid employments or self –employment or any kind of business activities.
      • 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
      • Invitation/ Request letter from relevant institutions
       
  3. Business 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 business activities permitting to stay two years limiting 180 days visit at each stay for the potential applicant.
     
    • For Whom:
      Potential Businessman
       
    • 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:
      • Participate in business meeting and negotiation
      • Participate in seminar, conference and workshops
      • To take part in short term learning program
      • Participate in art, music and dance events
      • Participate in religious events
      • Participate in symposium
       
    • 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
      • Invitation/ Request letter from relevant institutions
       
  4. Business 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 business activities permitting to stay five years limiting 180 days visit at each stay for the potential applicant.
     
    • For Whom:
      Potential Businessmen
       
    • 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:
      • Participate in business meeting and negotiation
      • Participate in seminar, conference and workshops
      • To take part in short term learning program
      • Participate in art, music and dance events
      • Participate in religious events
      • Participate in symposium
       
    • 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
      • Invitation/ Request letter from relevant institutions
       
  5. Business 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 business activities permitting to stay ten years limiting 180 days visit at each stay for the potential applicant.
     
    • For Whom:
      Potential tourist / Businessman
       
    • 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:
      • Participate in business meeting and negotiation
      • Participate in seminar, conference and workshops
      • To take part in short term learning program
      • Participate in art, music and dance events
      • Participate in religious events
      • Participate in symposium
       
    • 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
      • Invitation/ Request letter from relevant institutions
       

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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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