Visas & Immigration

What is an Electronic Travel Authorization ?

An Electronic Travel Authorization (ETA), is an official authorization for a visit visa to Sri Lanka. The authorization is issued electronically online.

Do I need an ETA prior to traveling to Sri Lanka ?

Yes, you must be in possession of a valid ETA prior to traveling to Sri Lanka.

What happens when I arrive in Sri Lanka with an ETA ?

On arrival in Sri Lanka you must present the following to the Immigration Officer

  1. Printed copy of the ETA
  2. Passport valid for at least 6 another 6 months
  3. Return airticket
  4. Proof of funds

The immigration will then issue you a short stay visit visa valid for 30 days. This can be extended in Sri Lanka for up to 6 months.

What are the Fees for this service ?

SAARC Nationals : $ 15.00

Other Nationals : $ 30.00

Children under 12 of any nationality are free of charge.

Where can I apply for the ETA ?

www.eta.gov.lk