Created: Friday, 29 January 2016
VISITORS TO SRI LANKA (business and tourist purposes)
i. As from January 1st,2012, visitors to Sri Lanka are kindly requested to obtain electronic travel authorization(ETA) for issuance of visa.
ii. Diplomatic and Official passport holders should follow the normal ETA application procedure for their personal visits. However, the Gratis ETA is granted for Diplomatic and Official passport holders, on the basis of arrangements made between the Government of Sri Lanka and the Respective Foreign Governments.
iii. When applying ETA by third parties payments are to be made through the arrangement made in our website (www.eta.gov.lk) and obtain acknowledgement of ETA application. Any payments made to other websites or agencies are not valid to process a valid ETA. Therefore, always ensure that the payments made by accessing to Sri Lanka ETA website and avoid making repayment at the port of entry to Sri Lanka.
For other visa categories, visit the website of Department of Immigration and Emigration: