ETA Visa to Sri Lanka

The electronic Sri Lankan visa can be obtained entirely online with no visits to the Embassy

ETA Sri Lanka - Essential Information

    Sri Lanka ETA - Electronic Travel Authorization - is an online visa introduced back in 2012 to help travellers from over two hundred eligible countries, visit Sri Lanka for leisure, business, or transit easily.

    Sri Lanka ETA is issued by the Sri Lankan Government within 72 hours after travellers submit an online application providing some basic personal, travel, and contact details.

    The tourist and business Electronic Travel Authorization for Sri Lanka is a double-entry permit allowing its holders to stay in Sri Lanka for a total of 30 days.

    The transit Sri Lanka ETA type enables a two-day stay in Sri Lanka, which perfectly serves a layover visit. The only document needed to submit an online application is a passport with validity extending beyond at least six months from the planned date of entering Sri Lanka.

    The approved document is later on delivered to each traveller via email in the form of a PDF document. There's no need to print out the received PDF file since the Sri Lanka ETA links directly to the traveller's passport number.

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Required Documents for ETA Sri Lanka Online Application

The documents and requirements needed to complete the online application process for the Sri Lanka ETA are minimal. All that travellers need is a:

  • valid passport
  • active email address
  • internet connection
  • travel to Sri Lanka details
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How to apply for ETA to Sri Lanka

The application process takes place entirely online and can be easily completed within minutes from home. Please note that Sri Lanka ETA applications must be submitted no later than 3 business days of the planned arrival in Sri Lanka to allow for needed processing time.


First, choose the preferred Sri Lanka ETA type. Eligible travellers can choose between:

  • a double-entry tourist visa
  • a double-entry business visa
  • a two-day transit visa

Both tourist and business online visa for Sri Lanka allow their holders to stay in Sri Lanka for a total of 30 days.

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Application Process

Once you have selected a preferred Sri Lanka ETA type, grab your valid passport and start completing the online process of applying by:

  1. Filling out the online application form with the required data, such as your personal details, contact information, passport data, and the details of your visit to Sri Lanka
  2. Covering the Sri Lanka Electronic Travel Authorization issuing fee
  3. Waiting for the online application to get approved
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After Applying

Once your ETA application gets processed by the Sri Lankan Government, the approved document will reach your email inbox.

Travellers do not have to print the received PDF documents out since the Sri Lankan Electronic Travel Authorization, once approved, links directly to each traveller's passport number.

Please note! Since the Sri Lankan ETA and the traveller's passport are connected, your passport must stay valid throughout the whole duration of your trip. Any changes to the data on your passport, losing this document, or passport expiry, leads to your Sri Lankan ETA becoming automatically invalid.


What is the Sri Lanka ETA?

The Sri Lanka ETA is an electronic visa issued by the Sri Lankan Government within 72 hours of submitting an online application. ETA to Sri Lanka is issued for leisure, business, and transit purposes.

What do I need to submit an online visa application?

To submit an online visa application for Sri Lanka travellers need a valid passport, an active email address, and an internet connection. Travellers are advised to check the validity of their passport to see if it extends beyond six months from the intended date of entering Sri Lanka and renew it if necessary.

How to apply for the Sri Lanka ETA?

To apply for the Sri Lanka ETA, complete the online application form with the required information, such as your personal, travel, and contact details. Next, cover the Sri Lanka eVisa issuing fee and wait for your ETA to get processed.

How long can I stay in Sri Lanka with an approved ETA?

The approved Sri Lanka ETA allows travellers to stay in Sri Lanka for a total of either 30 or 2 days, depending on the selected ETA type. Tourist and business electronic visa allows travellers to spend 30 days in Sri Lanka, while the transit ETA enables a two-day stay in the country.

List of countries who can apply for evisa to Sri Lanka

AlbaniaAlbania AlgeriaAlgeria American SamoaAmerican Samoa
AndorraAndorra AngolaAngola AnguillaAnguilla
Antigua and BarbudaAntigua and Barbuda ArgentinaArgentina ArmeniaArmenia
ArubaAruba AustraliaAustralia AustriaAustria
AzerbaijanAzerbaijan BahamasBahamas BahrainBahrain
BangladeshBangladesh BarbadosBarbados BelarusBelarus
BelgiumBelgium BelizeBelize BeninBenin
BermudaBermuda BhutanBhutan BoliviaBolivia
Bosnia and HerzegovinaBosnia and Herzegovina BotswanaBotswana BrazilBrazil
British Virgin IslandsBritish Virgin Islands BruneiBrunei BulgariaBulgaria
Burkina FasoBurkina Faso BurundiBurundi CambodiaCambodia
CameroonCameroon CanadaCanada Cape VerdeCape Verde
Cayman IslandsCayman Islands Central African RepublicCentral African Republic ChadChad
Channel Islands ChileChile ChinaChina
ColombiaColombia ComorosComoros Costa RicaCosta Rica
CroatiaCroatia CubaCuba CyprusCyprus
Czech RepublicCzech Republic DenmarkDenmark DjiboutiDjibouti
DominicaDominica Dominican RepublicDominican Republic East TimorEast Timor
EcuadorEcuador EgyptEgypt Equatorial GuineaEquatorial Guinea
EritreaEritrea EstoniaEstonia EswatiniEswatini
EthiopiaEthiopia Falkland IslandsFalkland Islands FijiFiji
FinlandFinland FranceFrance GambiaGambia
GeorgiaGeorgia GermanyGermany GibraltarGibraltar
Glorioso IslandsGlorioso Islands GreeceGreece GreenlandGreenland
GrenadaGrenada GuadeloupeGuadeloupe GuamGuam
GuatemalaGuatemala GuyanaGuyana HaitiHaiti
HondurasHonduras Hong KongHong Kong HungaryHungary
IcelandIceland IndiaIndia IndonesiaIndonesia
IranIran IraqIraq IrelandIreland
Isle of ManIsle of Man IsraelIsrael ItalyItaly
JamaicaJamaica Jan MayenJan Mayen JapanJapan
JordanJordan KazakhstanKazakhstan KiribatiKiribati
South KoreaSouth Korea KuwaitKuwait KyrgyzstanKyrgyzstan
LaosLaos LatviaLatvia LebanonLebanon
LesothoLesotho LibyaLibya LiechtensteinLiechtenstein
LithuaniaLithuania LuxembourgLuxembourg MacauMacau
MacedoniaMacedonia MadagascarMadagascar MalawiMalawi
MalaysiaMalaysia MaltaMalta Marshall IslandsMarshall Islands
MartiniqueMartinique MauritaniaMauritania MauritiusMauritius
MayotteMayotte MexicoMexico MicronesiaMicronesia
MoldovaMoldova MonacoMonaco MongoliaMongolia
MontenegroMontenegro MontserratMontserrat MoroccoMorocco
MozambiqueMozambique NamibiaNamibia NauruNauru
Navassa IslandNavassa Island NepalNepal NetherlandsNetherlands
Netherlands Antilles New CaledoniaNew Caledonia New ZealandNew Zealand
NicaraguaNicaragua NigerNiger NiueNiue
NorwayNorway OmanOman PakistanPakistan
PalauPalau PanamaPanama Papua New GuineaPapua New Guinea
Paracel Islands ParaguayParaguay PeruPeru
PhilippinesPhilippines Pitcairn IslandsPitcairn Islands PolandPoland
PortugalPortugal Puerto RicoPuerto Rico QatarQatar
ReunionReunion RomaniaRomania RussiaRussia
RwandaRwanda Saint HelenaSaint Helena Saint Kitts and NevisSaint Kitts and Nevis
Saint LuciaSaint Lucia Saint Vincent and the GrenadinesSaint Vincent and the Grenadines SamoaSamoa
San MarinoSan Marino Sao Tome and PrincipeSao Tome and Principe Saudi ArabiaSaudi Arabia
SenegalSenegal SerbiaSerbia SlovakiaSlovakia
SloveniaSlovenia Solomon IslandsSolomon Islands SomaliaSomalia
South AfricaSouth Africa SpainSpain Sri LankaSri Lanka
SurinameSuriname SvalbardSvalbard SwedenSweden
SwitzerlandSwitzerland TaiwanTaiwan TajikistanTajikistan
TanzaniaTanzania ThailandThailand TogoTogo
TokelauTokelau TongaTonga Trinidad and TobagoTrinidad and Tobago
TunisiaTunisia TurkeyTurkey TurkmenistanTurkmenistan
Turks and Caicos IslandsTurks and Caicos Islands TuvaluTuvalu UkraineUkraine
United Arab EmiratesUnited Arab Emirates United KingdomUnited Kingdom United States of AmericaUnited States of America
UruguayUruguay UzbekistanUzbekistan VanuatuVanuatu
Vatican CityVatican City VenezuelaVenezuela VietnamVietnam
Wake IslandWake Island Wallis and FutunaWallis and Futuna Western SaharaWestern Sahara
YemenYemen ZambiaZambia ZimbabweZimbabwe