Sri Lanka Embassy in New Delhi, India
High commission of Sri Lanka
27, Kautilya Marg,
New Delhi 110021.
Working Hours : Monday to Friday from 8.45 a.m. to 5.00 p.m
Tel :+91 011 2301 0201-3
Fax:+91 011 2379 3604
email: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com
List of Holidays
|26 January||Monday||Republic Day of India|
|4 February||Wednesday||National Day of Sri Lanka|
|28 March||Saturday||Ram Navami|
|02 April||Thursday||Mahavir Jayanti|
|03 April||Friday||Good Friday|
|14 April||Tuesday||Sinhala&Tamil New Year|
|01 May||Friday||May Day|
|04 May||Monday||Vesak Full Moon Poya Day|
|15 August||Saturday||Indian Independence Day|
|25 September||Friday||Id-Ul-Zuha (Bakrid)|
|02 October||Friday||Mahatma Gandhi’s Birthday|
|10 November||Tuesday||Deepavali Day|
|25 November||Wednesday||Guru Nanak’s Birthday|
|25 December||Friday||Christmas Day|
Types of visa
Short Term Visa
A Visit Visa is an entry permit signifying the consent of the Sri Lankan Government for the admission of a foreign national to the country. The Visa contains details of the period of time and the condition/s of the stay.
Following sub-categories come under visit visas:
1. Tourist visit Visa
A Tourist Visa is issued to bona-fide tourists who wish to visit Sri Lanka for tourism purposes.
2. Business visit Visa
A Business Purpose Visa is issued to foreign nationals who visit Sri Lanka for business purposes for short period of time. This visa may be issued for single, double or multiple journeys.
3. Transit visa
Transiting through Sri Lanka
Electronic Travel Authorization (ETA)
Electronic Travel Authorization (ETA) is an online system which provides official authorization for short visits (up to 30 days),
and is issued electronically. Those who wish to undertake short-term visits must obtain an ETA prior to their arrival in Sri Lanka.
Diplomatic and Official Visas
Diplomatic or Official Passport holders intending to visit Sri Lanka for official purposes should forward their ETA applications to the
Department of Immigration & Emigration through the relevant Sri Lanka Diplomatic Mission. They are advised to complete the relevant application
(download application here) and submit it to the High Commission of Sri Lanka in New Delhi, India with a Note Verbal from the relevant Mission/International
Organization/Ministry of External Affairs of India and the invitation from the relevant Organization in Sri Lanka confirming that the visit is official.
Visa for Journalists
All media personnel intending to visit Sri Lanka should obtain a visa from the relevant Sri Lanka Embassy/High Commission/Consulate prior to their arrival in Colombo.
Residence Visa & Entry Visa
A Residence Visa is a permit for a non-Sri Lankan to obtain residence facilities for special purposes. It is issued to persons of non-Sri Lankan nationality to whom it has been decided to extend residence facilities for the purpose of investment or otherwise, in circumstances where the prescribed authority is satisfied that their stay in Sri Lanka
and the pursuit of their vocations are not prejudicial to the best interests of the population.
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