Sri Lankan visa is a form of permission or a pass for a non-citizen to enter, transit or remain in Sri Lanka. Sri Lankan
visa is a stamp or form placed in your passport when you enter, and sometimes when you leave Sri Lanka.
A visa in your passport does not guarantee entry. That remains the right of the immigration officials in Sri Lanka.
Please note: In individual cases, you may be required to provide additional documents. Embassy rules and regulations can and do, very occationally change overnight.
We accept no responsibilty for any such changes. Also, we regret that we cannot, under any circumstances, intercede or take responsibilty for any transaction initiated directly between an applicant and the embassy.
There are two options to check whether you require a Sri Lankan visa or not for your trip to Sri Lanka.
Check the current Sri Lankan visa regulations from the Sri Lankan foreign ministry from here or find the Sri Lankan embassy in your country of permanent residence to obtain the visa application requirements for Sri Lanka.
The Sri Lankan Embassies and Consular Offices are the only accredited Sri Lankan Government agencies, who are permitted to grant Sri Lankan visas in a different country.
Generally, to avoid any risks that can come up when getting on flights to Sri Lanka or at Sri Lankan ports of entry due to possible miscommunication, visitors are highly adviced to apply with the Sri Lankan Embassy and Consular Offices in your home country to get Sri Lankan visas in advance of travelling.
The visa information below is provided by VisaHQ, who specialises in providing visa services to travellers in Canada, United Kingdom and United States.
The Sri Lankan tourist visa requirement for nationals of Canada, UK and USA are shown above. If you are a permanent resident of either Canada or UK or USA, please select your nationality shown in your passport from the box appropriate box above, to see whether you will need a visa for Sri Lanka.
There are several types of Sri Lankan visas available for travel to Sri Lanka:
Sri Lankan tourist visa is issued for a limited time of leisure travel and no business activities permitted in Sri Lanka;
Sri Lankan business visa is for participating in short term commerce in Sri Lanka;
Sri Lankan Transit visa, is valid for 3 days or less, for transferring through port in Sri Lanka to a third destination;
On-arrival visa for Sri Lanka is given at a port of entry. This is different from not needing a visa at all, as the visitor sholud still get the visa before they can in fact seek to pass through immigration point in Sri Lanka;
Sri Lankan spousal visa or partner visa, given to the spouse, civil partner or de facto partner of a resident or Sri Lankan citizen.