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Sri Lanka

Visa Type
Tourist and Business.

30 days on entry to the country.


  • 10 working days. - tourist
  • 10 working days - business


  • It is necessary to make application for tourists only through the ETA system. The ETA is a web-based system that grants a person permission to travel to Sri Lanka. It is not a visa in itself, but an approval for travel. The visa will be stamped in the passport on arrival in Sri Lanka and be valid for multiple visits for a period of 30 days. It will be necessary to log in ahead, and have the authorisation. The applicant will need to have a round trip ticket to show at the airport of entry and have proof of sufficient funds.

  • Birch Visas offers a service to complete the on-line process on an applicant’s behalf. All that is required is for the Birch Visas Customer Request Form / Information Form to be completed and sent to us through Royal Mail or scan / e-mail. These forms can be downloaded from the links on this page.

  • We will contact you by e-mail or post once your application has been completed.

Please also provide a copy of your passport picture page .

Business Applications - Completed application form(click on 'Download Visa Form), Passport, 2 photos on a white background taken in last 6 months, Company Letter and an invitation addressed to the Sri Lanka High Commission, 13 Hyde Park Gardens, London W2 2LU, on Company Letterhead Paper, which must state the following:

Name of the applicant, their purpose of journey, the number of entries and length of visa required. The Company Letter should confirm financial responsibility for the applicant.

Visa documents

Birch Visas fee

(excl. VAT)

Public & Travel Agents
£85.00 + VAT
£85.00 + VAT
Delivery (If required)
£12.50 plus VAT Special Delivery

Consular fee

(excl. VAT)