Sri Lanka Visa

Sri Lanka – Passport and Visa Required

Visa Requirements for U.S. Citizens


Please note that after 31st December 2011, all U.S. nationals expect to visit Sri Lanka have to apply visa online through ETA (Electronic Travel Authorization) system. A processing fee of $ 20 will be charged from the applicants.

Visas can be obtained on arrival from ETA processing gates at Bandaranayke International Airport after paying the processing fee by cash or card from 1 January 2012. Two ETA processing gates will be setup for this purpose.

All visa applicants are encouraged to obtain visa online prior to arrival to avoid possible hassles at the airport.

NOTE:  The Sri Lanka ETA will be valid for 90 days from the date requested and will allow a stay of 30 days. 

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  • Valid and signed U. S. Passport (valid at least 6 months beyond the date of entry; with at least one blank visa page)  – photocopy is not acceptable
  • One Visa Application Form completed and signed. Application on thermal fax paper is not accepted. The application form must have original signature.
  • Two Passport size photographs (with clear or white background)
  • Business Letter from U.S. company
  • Letter of invitation from the Host Company or Organization in Sri Lanka.
  • Travel the World Visas Service Order Form



Fee Information

Service Fee:
$185.00/visa (Regular Processing/5 Business Days)

Consular Fee:

Consular fees above include a $5 money order fee (consulate/embassy accepts money order only)

Return Mail Fee (1-3 passports):
For Alaska and Hawaii, please add $25.00

2-Day Delivery: $40.00
Overnight Delivery: $48.00
Saturday Delivery: $85.00

Travel the World Visas Service Order Form

For the safety of your passport, we recommend delivery by courier.  If there were a delay, we would be able to track or trace it.

Please send all required documents and payment (Money Order, Company Check, Cashier’s Check, American Express, Visa or MasterCard) by courier to:

1930 18TH STREET NW, UNIT #1

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Travel the World Visas acts only as an agent, and accepts no responsibility for the services of any Travel Agent, Consulate, Passport Agency or Embassy in connection with the granting of visas. We are not responsible for delays, loss of passports or damage caused by such service providers or the U.S. Mail.
Requirements and fees are for U.S. Citizens only. Contact Travel the World Visas for information on other nationalities.
Requirements and fees are subject to change without prior notice.
Sorry but all fees are non-refundable.