An Entry Visa is required for a foreign national, who wishes 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)
  • • Duly filled 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:

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.