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Documents required for Visa:
- Scanned copy of first and last page of your Passport. The validity of your passport should be at least 6 months beyond your stay period in Sri Lanka and have a minimum of 3 blank pages.
- Confirmed return air ticket.
What is the simplest way to apply for a Sri Lanka Visa?
The simplest way to apply for Sri Lanka Visa is to contact us. We have an expert team in the visa field with over 25 years of experience. We are here to acknowledge your visa needs. If you have any visa requirements please drop in your query at our website www.akshayaindia.com and our Expert will get in touch with you.
Do I need a printed copy of the Sri Lanka ETA?
Yes. We will forward you an email from the government of Sri Lanka with the details of your ETA. Included in this email will be your Travel details, ETA number and Visa validity. We suggest travelers print this confirmation and keep a copy with your passport.
Do I need to take a health/travel insurance?
You are strongly advised to purchase a health / travel insurance to cover yourself in Sri Lanka as medical treatment can be very expensive in Sri Lanka. We can certainly assist you with the travel insurance as it’s an absolute necessity for International travel in the event of unexpected events such as medical emergencies, baggage delay or loss etc.
What is the validity of the Sri Lanka Visa?
The ETA will allow a stay of 30 days from the date of entry to Sri Lanka, but it may be extended for up to 90 days by submitting an ETA application at the Head office of the Department of Immigration and Emigration (DI&E) in Sri Lanka.
What do I need to do after I apply for the ETA?
Once the ETA is approved, we recommend that you keep a copy of the Sri Lanka ETA approval notification to carry with your passport. Upon arrival in Sri Lanka, ETA holders should produce the following requirements at the port of entry: ETA Approval Print copy; A passport valid for at least 6 months beyond stay; A confirmed onward or round trip ticket; Sufficient funds to meet the expenses during the stay in Sri Lanka.
I need to attend a business convention in Sri Lanka and attend a few meetings, am I covered by my Sri Lanka visa for this?
As long as you do not intend to stay in the country longer than 30 days, you can take part in conventions and conferences as well as meetings whilst in Sri Lanka.
Do I need any stamp on my passport for ETA?
Sri Lankan ETA is electronically linked with the passport number, so you don’t need any stamp on your passport.
How long will it take to grant a Sri Lanka Visa for Indians?
In most cases, your Sri Lanka Visa will be processed within two business days, but sometimes processing time may take longer durations, if the submitted data in the application form is incorrect or inaccurate, or if the applicant has any criminal convictions.
Do I need to personally visit the Sri Lankan Visa Application centre for my visa application?
No, you don’t need to visit the Sri Lanka Visa Application centre personally. We will simplify the visa process for you. Applying for a Sri Lanka Visa through us will be an easy and hassle free process as we will take care of your complete visa process right from getting your documents ready to stamping of your Sri Lanka visa.
What kind of ETA do I need to travel to Sri Lanka?
If you wish to visit Sri Lanka for a short stay for any of the following purposes, you must obtain an ETA prior to arrival. An ETA is valid for travel to Sri Lanka for the following purposes:
How early can I apply for the Sri Lanka Visa?
The requirements for a Sri Lanka Visa is that you can only apply up to 60 days (2 months) prior to your departure date.
What are the disadvantages of Sri Lanka Visa on arrival?
Time-consuming & tiring, long waiting queues. (can go up to 2 to 3 hours) Comparatively higher Visa fee than prior Sri Lanka Visa application.
Can I obtain a Sri Lanka Visa upon arrival?
It is possible to obtain a Sri Lanka Visa upon arrival at the port of entry. However, Travelers are strongly encouraged to get the Sri Lanka Visa in advance to avoid lengthy delays at the airport or other Sri Lanka port of entry. Travelers have complained about long lines to get the Sri Lanka Visa at the airport and also the cost is comparatively higher than applying for a Sri Lanka Visa prior to travel. In addition, please note the airport transaction is conducted in local currency versus USD. We highly recommend travelers to save time and money by applying for your Sri Lanka Visa through us.
Do I need to submit my original documents for Sri Lanka Visa processing?
The Sri Lanka ETA is issued online; it is not necessary to submit an original passport or other original documents for processing. Simply upload all your documents online through our secure online document locker and we will process the Sri Lanka ETA and email the approval notification to you.
What are the different types of Sri Lanka Visas for Indians?
There are three types of Sri Lanka Visas (ETA Approvals) like Tourist, Business and Transit depending upon your purpose of travel.
What is an ETA & Why do I need an ETA to visit Sri Lanka?
Sri Lanka government introduced a new Electronic Visa called ETA (Electronic Travel Authorization) for a short visit to Sri Lanka on 1st January 2012. Travellers intending to visit Sri Lanka must have a valid visa issued by the Department of Immigration & Emigration, Colombo, Sri Lanka. A Sri Lanka ETA is a complete online process and the approval for the same will be communicated via email. The ETA (Electronic Travel Authority) replaces the need to apply for a Sri Lanka Visa label or stamp.