Useful information at a glance

The new eVisa system has been in force since April 17, 2024

This replaced the old ETA system. The old ETA site no longer exists.

The new official website is www.srilankaevisa.lk

You should know roughly how long you want to stay in advance, because the new visa cannot be extended.

The on arrival visa is still available but you only get 30 days which you cannot extend. The price has also increased.

The standard tourist visa is valid for 180 days but is only valid for a maximum of 60 days per stay - if you need more time, the 2, 5 or 10 year visa might be something for you.

How to apply for an eVisa?

  • Visit the official Sri Lanka e Visa website.

  • Create an account or log in if you already have one.
  • Complete the online application form with accurate details.
  • Upload the required documents including a scanned copy of your passport, a recent photograph and any additional documents specified for your eVisa category.
  • Pay the eVisa fee securely online using the available payment options.
  • Once your application is submitted and payment is confirmed, you will receive an acknowledgement of receipt and a unique application reference number.
  • Track the status of your eVisa application online using your reference number.

  • Once approved, download your eVisa, print it and present it to the immigration officer at the port of entry in Sri Lanka.

How much does an eVisa cost?

In the following image you can see the list of fees. Please note that these fees are plus service fees ($18.50) and processing fees ($7.27).

Update: 06.05.2024

There is a changing in the new Visa Rules.

Now its again possible also to apply online for an 30 days eVisa.

Fees for this is the following:

For China, India, Indonesia, Russia, Thailand, Malaysia, and Japan - O USD for arrival on or before 31st May.

Rest of the world - 40 USD

all plus service Charges.

As far as we inow is this Visa also NOT extandable.

What is asked when applying?

Please note that the following screenshots refer to the standard 60-day visa (valid for 180 days) 

If further questions are clarified or there are changes, innovations or corrections, this blog post will be updated.