Business E-visa/ETA for Sri Lanka

A business ETA allows you to enter Sri Lanka if you plan to visit the nation for non-income-generating business purposes. It arrives in multiple entries and offers a maximum validity of 6 months -- granting a maximum stay period of 30 days per visit.The requirements and process of applying for a business ETA are similar to that of the tourist ETA. The only difference is in the documents that need to be presented at the port of entry, which specifies the purpose of your travel into the country. You can check the list in our requirement section for a business ETA.

Regular Business Visa for Sri Lanka

A regular business visa is required when you travel to Sri Lanka for a period exceeding 30 days. It is available in single, double, and multiple-entry types -- each offering a validity of 3 months. The maximum allowable stay per visit is 30 days.A business visa can be used when your travel plan includes attending conferences, workshops, and seminars or partaking in art, music and dance events. It is also applicable if you are traveling to attend business meetings and negotiations, participating in religious events, symposiums, or short term training programs.The process is similar to that outlined under the tourist visa section. But there is a slight difference in the documentation requirements. Apart from the passport, its copy, photographs, and application form, you need to submit an employment letter and business letter. That’s it!

Business ETA for Sri Lanka

All foreign travelers are required to get a Sri Lanka Business visa to conduct business in the country, excluding the 3 visa-free countries of the Maldives, the Seychelles, and Singapore.Citizens of 21 countries, including Egypt, Ghana, and Syria, are required to apply for a Sri Lankan business visa from an Embassy or Consulate in their country of origin. All other foreign passport holders are able to apply for the Sri Lanka ETA online through a simple application form.What Is the ETA for Business?Similar to the United States ESTA visa waiver program, the Sri Lanka ETA (Electronic Travel Authorization) was introduced in 2012 in order to expedite the process of getting a visa for Sri Lanka. Eligible foreign citizens coming to the country for short stays can now apply for the business visa for Sri Lanka online through a simple visa application, which will only take minutes to complete.It’s possible for the same citizens eligible for ETA to get a Sri Lanka visa on arrival for business at…

Get Sri Lanka Business Visa

Foreign nationals traveling to Sri Lanka on engaging following circumstances are required to obtain Business Visa. Business meetings & negotiations Conferences, workshops & seminars Short-term training programmes Religious events Art, music and dance events Symposiums Short-term Business Visa (30 days) Business ETA facility is opened to potential applicants in addition to the existing facility of obtaining Business ETA from Sri Lanka Overseas Missions and the Head Office of the Department of Immigration & Emigration, Colombo. Foreign nationals traveling Sri Lanka and stay for less than 30 days on business purposes will be granted visa for 30 days with multiple entries. In this case, the applicant or a third party on behalf of the applicant can apply for the visa by submitting the ETA application to the Consular Division of this Mission or online via the Official ETA website ( If you are unable to submit the online application due to technical errors, you may submit…