Tourists visiting Sri Lanka for holidays are required to have visitor visas in their passports except Singapore, Maldives and Seychelles nationals. The visa can be applied online or through a Sri Lanka high commission or consular office. Sri LankaTourist visas are valid for a period of 30 days period only. If it is necessary it can be extended for up to six months period. To do this you must go to the Immigration and Emigration office located in Battaramulla, a suburb in the Colombo. There you must provide the visa renewal form, one of your visa photo and your passport and the visa fees of nearly US$ 100. The visas will be issued within 3 hours at this office. To reach this passport office you can use the 163 number bus starting from Dehiwala.
Important Notice: Those country people who needs visas must obtain them while some of those country tourists will not be charged for the visas. Iti is free for them for some time only. So check with the Sri lanka Embassy about your country status. So for some country people visas are required but they don't need to have pay for them during the consession period. To avoid unwanted dalay at the Colombo airport contact the local Sri Lanka Cosular office and confirm your visa position as to pay or not to pay. But the visa is required to enter the country.
Nationals of these three countries when visiting Sri Lanka for a Short Visit up to 30 days are exempt from ETA,
Republic of Singapore.
Republic of Maldives.
Republic of Seychelles
Free On Arrival Visas.
As per Sri Lanka Tourism minister 46 countries including India, China and Russia nationals can benefit from this free on arrival visa offer, once it is implemented. Sri Lanka is to introduce the free on arrival visa facility to 46 countries that will be in effect from August 1, 2019 said Tourism Minister Mr. John Amaratunga.
All the transit passengers who are going to stay in the Colombo Airport for more than 48 hours must have Sri Lanka transit visas in their passports.
If you are coming for business or to do any job in Sri Lanka then you must have the required Sri Lanka visas according to the requirements. It is illegal to work or to do business (even in small scale) in Sri Lanka with the tourist visas. It is a punishable offence according to Sri Lanka law.
Tourists visiting Sri Lanka for holidays are required to have visitor visas in their passports except for those passport holders from Singapore, Maldives and Seychelles.
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