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 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.