An Entry Visa is required for foreign nationals, who wish to obtain a Resident visa in Sri Lanka.
The Embassy requires prior approval of the Controller General, Immigration and Emigration of Sri Lanka (CG, I&E) to issue entry visa under this category. Please see the Residence Visa section of the Department of Immigration & Emigration of Sri Lanka, www.immigration.gov.lk for more details.
Business Organization or the relevant entity in Sri Lanka should submit the application for work/ resident visa on behalf of the applicant directly to the (CG, I & E). The (CG, I & E) will then authorize the Embassy to issue entry visa to the applicant.
On receipt of the approval from the Controller General of Immigration & Emigration, the applicant should submit the following documents to the Embassy for issuing the Entry Visa:
● A valid passport (with more than 06 months validity period from the date of arrival)
● Visa application Form "B"
● Two Passport size photographs (35mm x 45mm)
● Copy of the approval Fax from the Department of Immigration and Emigration of Sri Lanka.
● Visa fee RUB 3,350.
*Please note that an Entry Visa for arrival in Sri Lanka is required for applicants, who intend to apply for a Sri Lankan Resident Visa. A visit visa cannot be converted into a Resident Visa.
COVID-19 related entry requirements:
From 07.12.2022 entry requirements related to COVID-19 are removed. Tourists arriving via any airport or seaport to Sri Lanka do not need to produce a Vaccination Certificate or a negative PCR/ Rapid Antigen test.
However, tourists are advised to travel with their own insurance covering COVID-19 treatment and accidents.
If foreign nationals/tourists become COVID-19 positive after arriving to Sri Lanka, they should isolate for 7 days in a private hospital/hotel/place of residence. The cost of treatment/isolation should be borne by foreign nationals/tourists.