Issuance of Relevant Visa Categories

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Welcome to the Visa & Consular Services section of the Embassy of Sri Lanka in Indonesia

IMPORTANT NOTICE

Here you can find information regarding all consular services provided by the Embassy of Sri Lanka in Indonesia including  Issuance of   Visas,  Passports, Registration of Birth, Marriages, Deaths, Authentication and Translation of  Documents, , Repatriation of Sri Lankans, Information relating to Consular including visa fees are available.

The competent authority for issuing Sri Lankan visas is the Department of Immigration and Emigration. On behalf of the Department of Immigration and Emigration, Sri Lanka diplomatic missions abroad have been authorized to issue visas.

Nationals of the Republic of Indonesia, who intend to visit Sri Lanka for a short visit (Single. Double or Multiple Entry) up to 90 days for the purpose of Tourist and Business may apply for visa through the Embassy of Sri Lanka in Indonesia.

Person who visits Sri Lanka for Tourist, Business or Transit purposes could also obtain visa online, please browse www.eta.gov.lk

The Electronic Travel Authorization (ETA) requirement is applicable to all nationalities except nationals of the Republic of Maldives, the Republic of Singapore and the Republic of Seychelles, who on the basis of reciprocity, are exempt from this requirement.

Note: All payments for Consular Services will be issued an official receipt.

What are the general eligibility requirements for Sri Lankan visas?

The Immigration and Emigration Department may issue a visa to you if:

  • it is satisfied that you are suitable to enter Sri Lanka.
  • it approves the purpose for which you are entering Sri Lanka.
  • you hold a passport valid for a minimum period of six months from the date you arrive in Sri Lanka.
  • it is satisfied that you have adequate funds for your stay in Sri Lanka and for the payment of your return passage to the country which issued your passport.
  • you are in possession of a return air ticket to the country of domicile or a visa to the next country of destination.
  • Who is eligible for visa exemption?
  • Sri Lankan dual citizens.
  • Children born to Sri Lankan parents whose birth have been registered under section 5(2) of Citizenship Act – 1948 up to 21 years of age.
  • Children born in Sri Lanka to Sri Lankan parents under 21 years of age, now living abroad.

Issuance of Visa

  • Note: The validity of the passport must be at least six months beyond the date of entry into Sri Lanka.
  • Those who are applying for ETA visa system at the Embassy could pay the visa fee in cash local currency (Indonesian Rupiah) for which an official receipt would be issued. Visa fees paid are not refundable.
TOURIST VISA

You should apply for a tourist visa if you are travelling for one or several of the following purposes:

  1. Sightseeing, holidaying, excursions & relaxation
  2. Visiting friends and relatives
  3. Medical treatment including ayurvedic treatment and yoga

If the length of stay in Sri Lanka up to 90 days, the applicant or a third party on his/her behalf can apply for the visa by submitting an ETA application online via the ETA website www.eta.gov.lk.

It is advised to keep a copy of the ETA approval notice with the traveller to be produced at the port of entry in Sri Lanka.

When applying for an ETA through third parties, payments have to be made through www.eta.gov.lk and an acknowledgement of the ETA application should be obtained. Any payments made to other websites or agencies are not valid to process the ETA. Therefore, please ensure that the payment is made on www.eta.gov.lk to avoid having to pay again at the port of entry to Sri Lanka.

Documents required:

  1. ETA application form (click here to download)
  2. Two recent passport-size photographs
  3. Return air ticket
  4. Passport – with a minimum of 6 months validity period
  5. Sufficient funds to meet the expenses during the stay
  6. Hotel Reservation
  7. ETA processing visa fee (Click here “Chart A”)

Processing time: 2-3 working days

BUSINESS VISA

Applying for a visa for Business purposes at present are available through ETA and Sri Lanka Embassy in Indonesia

 

You should apply for a business visa if you are travelling to Sri Lanka for one or several of the following purposes:

  1. Participation in business meetings and negotiations

  2. Conferences, workshops and seminars

  3. Short term training programmes

  4. Participation in art, music and dance events

  5. Participation in symposiums

  6. Participation in religious events

All Foreign Nationals including Indonesian nationals intending to travel to Sri Lanka for the above purposes could apply visa through ETA or through the Embassy of Sri Lanka in Indonesia.

Applications could be submitted from Monday to Friday between 9:00 am to 12.30 pm

Documents required:

  1. Duly filled application – (click here to download)

  2. Two recent passport-size photographs

  3. The invitation/sponsor letter from the company/organization in Sri Lanka

  4. Visa requests letter from the company/organization in Indonesia

  5. Passport – with a minimum of 6 months validity period

  6. Sufficient funds to meet the expenses during the stay

  7. Confirmed booking certificate/E-ticket

  8. Business registration/employment certificate

  9. Hotel Reservation

Processing time: 2 – 3 working days

 

Relevant Visa Fees: (click here “Chart A”)

TRANSIT VISA

 

The applicants themselves or a third party on their behalf can apply for a transit ETA by submitting an ETA application online via the ETA website www.eta.gov.lk. Valid for 2 ( two) days  and no visa fee applicable

DIPLOMATIC AND OFFICIAL VISAS

Holders of Diplomatic visiting Sri Lanka for short visits will be granted Visa on Arrival.

Also, please note that diplomatic and official passport holders travelling to Sri Lanka for other purposes must follow the relevant application procedure.

Requirements:

  1. Diplomatic/official ETA application (click here to download)

  2. Note verbal/diplomatic note from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Indonesia, relevant Embassy or International Organization

  3. Two passport-size photographs

  4. Passport –The validity of the passport must be at least six months beyond the date of entry to Sri Lanka.

  5. Confirmed booking certificate/E-ticket

  6. Invitation letter from the business counterpart in Sri Lanka

  7. Hotel reservation

 

Processing time: 5-10 working days.

JOURNALIST VISA

All media personnel visiting Sri Lanka should obtain a visa prior to arrival in Colombo from the Embassy of Sri Lanka.

Requirements:

  1. Journalists are requested to submit to this Embassy one month in advance.

  2. Duly filled application form for each member (click here to download)

  3. Passport –The validity of the passport must be at least six months beyond the date of entry in to Sri Lanka.

  4. Two recent passport-size photographs

  5. Letter of Commission: a letter from the respective media organization detailing the tentative programme with dates, places and if it contains interviews, the persons to be interviewed etc. (For freelance journalists, a letter from the editor of the publication)

  6. Equipment list for electronic media along with a carnet or bank guarantee for customs purposes

  7. Journalist attestation form (click here to download) the journalist attestation form should be printed on the letterhead of the media organization.

  8. Confirmed booking certificate/E-ticket

  9. Relevant visa fee (Click here “Chart A”)

 Processing time: 2-3 working days

 

RESIDENCE VISA

To obtain a residence visa, the applicant must enter Sri Lanka on an entry visa issued by a Sri Lanka diplomatic mission abroad. Entry visa will be issued by the Embassy only upon approval by the Controller General of Immigration and Emigration.  The relevant sponsor/company in Sri Lanka should apply to the Controller General of Immigration to obtain the Entry Visa approval.

A Tourist or Business Visa cannot be converted into a residence visa.

For more information on residence visa, please visit http://www.immigration.gov.lk

Requirements:

  1. Entry visa application (Click to download)

  2. A copy of the entry visa approval notice of the Department of Immigration & Emigration of Sri Lanka

  3. Two passport-size photographs

  4. Passport – The validity of the passport must be at least six months beyond the date of entry in to Sri Lanka.

  5. Contract of employment

  6. Confirmed booking certificate/E-ticket

  7. Visa fee of 500,000 Indonesian Rupiah (Payable in cash)

 

Processing time: 2-4 working days (only when the entry visa approval notice is available)