High Commission of Sri Lanka in India

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Friday, 05 March 2021 13:44

Under the prevailing conditions, this High Commission is issuing Entry visas only to those foreign nationals whose visas have been approved by the Controller General of Immigration and Emigration (CG/ I&E) of Sri Lanka. 

Visa for tourist purposes can only be applied through the government official website [http://www.eta.gov.lk/slvisa/] and applicants have to strictly adhere to the instructions published on this website. Please direct all your inquiries on Tourist visa to the contact details given in the same website.

Visa applicants of other categories have to arrange a representative (A person not from any lock down area in Sri Lanka) to visit the Visa Division of the Department of Immigration and Emigration with the relevant documents. Pls. follow the instructions available in the link http://www.immigration.gov.lk/web/index.php?lang=en

Visa applications for Diplomats and Officials including their family members posted to Diplomatic Missions in Sri Lanka: Please contact the Mission via slhc.newdelhi@mfa.gov.lk or 0091 11 23010201 - Ext: 208   for information, prior to submitting the applications.

Please note that even though a visa is endorsed by this High Commission, the approval from the Government of Sri Lanka is required to land in Sri Lanka as per the current procedures implemented due to the Covid-19 pandemic. For information with regard to the travel arrangements such as PCR testing, quarantine requirements etc. (except Visa matters) please contact the High Commission Via Tel: 0091-11-23010201 - Ext: 247 or slhc.newdelhi@mfa.gov.lk

Once the approval of the Controller General of Immigration and Emigration is received for an Entry visa, the applicant has to submit the application as per the following instructions:

Requirements for an Entry Visa application:(For inquiries related to Visa, pls contact Tel : 0091-11-23010201 - Ext: 208 between 0900 -13000 hrs)

(All the originals of the following documents should be submitted along with a set of photocopies.)

  1. Entry Visa Form B (http://www.immigration.gov.lk/web/images/stories/pdf/form/visa/entry_visit_visa.pdf)

  2. Appointment Letter or Contract Letter.

  3. Clearance from Department of Immigration and Emigration (application should be made within thirty days from the date of issuance of this letter unless instructed in the Clearance letter of the Department of Immigration and Emigration.

  4. Confirmation of the Applicant to the Sri Lanka High Commission on his flight arrangements and landing clearances under the restricted travel conditions in Sri Lanka

  5. Four colour photos 4.5 x 3.5 cm(Photograph taken within last three months, Non edited, No white border, plain and light background colour, No spectacles, direct face with ears properly visible) 

  6. Data pages of the passport including first and last pages as well as alterations or observations.

  7. Processing time: Minimum 7 working days

Prior to the submission of original documents and photocopies, please scan and send all above documents to slhc.newdelhi@mfa.gov.lk. Once the application is verified by the High Commission for accuracy and completeness, an appointment will be fixed for submission of the originals.  

Thank you