ETA for Tourist purpose with double entry for 30 (thirty) days
ETA for Business purpose with double entry for 30 (thirty) days
ETA for Transit up to 02 days Free of Charge basis (Documentary proof needed)
At the arrival applicant may be granted 30 days ETA with double entry facility and double entries can be made from the date of initial arrival (Within given 30 days). The balance period of the 30 days of the initial entry will be granted for the second visit to Sri Lanka.
Business Purposes ETA
Business ETA can only be obtained from;
Sri Lanka Overseas Missions;
The head office of the Department of Immigration and Emigration (DI&E), Colombo;
Multiple, Double or single entry business ETA can be obtained from Sri Lanka Overseas Missions and the Visa Section of the Department of Immigration and Emigration , Colombo.
The traveler should produce relevant documentary proof of his/her intent of Business purpose visit to Sri Lanka.
How to obtain ETA for Media/Journalist activities
On line ETA facility is not available for under mentioned purposes:
To participate in Media/Journalist conferences, workshops or seminars etc.,
To engage in Meetings, Seminars, Conferences etc., with Political parties and/or groups;
To engage in the activities carried out by the NGO or INGO.
Approval of the appropriate authorities of the Government of Sri Lanka should be obtained by those who intend to engage in above purposes in Sri Lanka.
Potential applicants may obtain the relevant visa by submitting proof of evidence from Sri Lanka Overseas missions and from the Visa Section of the Department of Immigration & Emigration, Colombo for the above purposes.