Sri Lanka launches new Visa process

In a recent update, the Sri Lankan Department of Immigration and Emigration has launched a new visa process and online application portal, effective immediately. It is being considered a significant leap forward in visa services.

As per a press release issued, this initiative, as detailed in the Extraordinary Gazette No. 2360/24 dated November 27, 2023, brings in a more streamlined approach with updated requirements, fees, and validity periods for visas in Sri Lanka.

In collaboration with IVS Global Institute and GBS Technology Service, the department is launching the e-visa system, which replaces the current ETA (Electronic Travel Authorization) method. This transition is aimed at improving efficiency and convenience for travellers.
For comprehensive information and access to the online visa application portal, individuals can visit Through this platform, the department is dedicated to providing a swift and efficient visa application process, catering to the needs of tourists and investors alike. This effort is expected to bolster the economic development of Sri Lanka by boosting foreign exchange revenue and attracting investment.