The Ministry of External Affairs of Sri Lanka has implemented a new online visa facility, enabling travelers to obtain visas electronically from any part of the world. Since its launch on January 2012, more than 3,000 travelers have applied for the visa on a daily basis. The new Sri Lanka visa is issued in the form of an Electronic Travel Authorization (ETA), which has a six month validity period, thus making trip planning easier for travelers who wish to visit Sri Lanka.
Visa applications can be done completely online. Travelers are not required to visit the Sri Lankan embassy nor send in their passports. Once online visa applications are approved, applicants will receive their visa by email, which is recognized by all airlines traveling inbound to Sri Lanka and provided that all your travel documents are in order, you should have no trouble boarding your flight to Sri Lanka.
|Entry type||Double entries|
|Length of stay||30 days|
|Gap between visits||No|
|Processing time||3 business days|
|Passport validity||More than 6 months at the date of entry|
|Visa exemption||Maldives and Singapore|
The Sri Lanka visa is valid for entry at all crossings. You are free to exit at any port.
For those who wish to apply for a business visa or diplomatic visa, please contact your nearest Sri Lanka embassy for more information.
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"The story is long and complicated, but when I got to Hanoi from Sweden, I suddenly realised that I had forgotten to apply for a visa to Cambodia - Vietnam was the only country on my mind. I knew that I could have a visa upon arrival issued at the Cambodian border, but I wanted to be sure to have an e-visa issued before I reached the border. So I had to find out how to do it. Since I had my iPad with me I used that for all my internet activity! E-visas are simple to apply for - at home, where I can pay for it on the net. Not possible on the road since I have left the little gadget, needed to contact my bank, at home. So I tried out a service from the net called Evisa Asia. They used PayPal. I already had a PayPal account but could not remember my password. So I opened a new account - and it worked! I thought the contact to my bank wouldn't have been possible without my little gadget at home. I fixed a photo with my camera and started sending everything. I had good access to the internet via free WiFi at the hotels I stayed at. I had a work e-mail at the iPad that functioned. I could send and receive mail. Evisa Asia fixed my visa quickly (three days) and satisfactorily and sent it to me via mail. So a few troubles further, I got the two copies needed of my visa (one for entry and the other for exit) printed out in colour at the reception desk at my hotel in Nha Trang, Vietnam. Everything was fixed on the road and I felt reassured in crossing the border to Cambodia." said Jan Magnusson, Sweden.
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