Business Visa

Foreigners arriving in Sri Lanka for short-term business visits are required to obtain an Electronic Travel Authorization (ETA). Business ETA can be obtained via http://eta.gov.lk or at the Embassy of Sri Lanka prior to the departure to Sri Lanka.

Requirements for obtaining ETA Business Visa at the Embassy:

  • • A valid passport (with more than 06 months validity period from the date of arrival)
  • • Duly filled Visa application form ‘B’ (Word, PDF)
  • • Duly filled Electronic Travel Authorization Form
  • • Invitation letter from Sri Lankan party or relevant sponsor (for meetings, trainings etc.)
  • • Two Passport size photographs (35mm x 45mm)
  • • A round trip air ticket
  • • Evidence of sufficient funds to cover your expenses in Sri Lanka
  • • Hotel reservation or proof of booked accommodation.

Visa fee:

USD 55/- when obtained online & RUB 3,350 at the Embassy for 30-day double-entry visa.

Visa applied through the Embassy will be issued within 03 working days once all required documents have been submitted and the payment made.

COVID-19 related entry requirements:

Fully vaccinated tourists: Vaccination certificate in English (if not in English, an English translation is required)
Partially-vaccinated and non-vaccinated tourists: A negative PCR test taken 72 hours before embarkation or Rapid Antigen Test Report (self-swabs are not allowed) 48 hours before embarkation.