The Sri Lankan Electronic Travel Authorization System for Tourist Visas is an official authorization for a short visit to Sri Lanka and it is issued electronically by this department. The ETA system is introduced with the intention of providing an efficient, reliable and simplified service to those who visit Sri Lanka and is a preliminary authorization for them to enter in to Sri Lanka. In line with the Sri Lanka Government ETA regulations, ETA holders will be issued 30 days short visit ETA at the port of entry in Sri Lanka.
Foreign nationals, who intend to visit Sri Lanka for Short Stay up to six months, must obtain ETA, prior to their arrival with effect from 1st of January 2012. The ETA is issued through on-line system which you can complete independently or Travel Department can complete it on your behalf.
Please be advised that Travel Department accepts no responsibility for changes in visa prices, procedures and/or regulations during the time that your visa application is sent to us and subsequently received. Any changes will be advised directly to the customer and any changes in price will be due for payment immediately in order to process the visa application. Travel Department will not be held responsible for the loss or damage of your passport or any document sent by post. We strongly recommend you use An Post swift post or a similar secure service when sending valuable documents by post.
For those that choose to apply for their own visa independently, Travel Department accepts no responsibility for delays caused by incorrect supplication of information and/or delays in obtaining sufficient information to process visas with the relevant embassy. The responsibility lies solely with the customer to supply the correct information on time to the relevant embassy in order to obtain a valid visa for travel. It is the responsibility of customers who choose to apply for visas independently to familiarise themselves with up to date opening hours of the relevant embassy and periodic closures and any changes in price for individual visa applications. Travel Department accepts no liability for any issues encountered by customers who do not obtain a visa in time for their holiday. Customers may be refused entry into their destination if a complete and correct visa application is not processed on time.
HOW TO APPLY FOR YOUR VISA WITH TRAVEL DEPARTMENT
We require that your visa application form(s) and photocopy of photo page of the passport(s) reach our offices by a pre-determined date as per your cover letter.
Your passport must be valid for 6 months from your return date of travel. We will not be able to process visa applications should your passport expire within this time frame
1. Complete the application form enclosed. All fields must be completed.
2. Place the following items in the envelope provided:
- Completed visa application form. One form required per person.
- Photocopy of photo page of the passport
3. Write your holiday reference number on the outside of an envelope (e.g. A12345).
4. Return all documents to Travel Department. We strongly recommend that you send it by Registered Post.
The details you provide Travel Department with for your ETA must correspond with the passport you are traveling to Sri Lanka with, the visa is linked to this number. If your passport is lost/stolen or replaced before you travel to Sri Lanka, you will be required to re-apply for an ETA visa.
- The fee for an Irish Passport holder is €65.00 per person. For other nationalities please contact our office.
- The relevant amount will be added to your holiday invoice which you can pay by credit card, postal order or cheque made payable to Travel Department and this be processed on receipt of this payment.
- Please note there is a 2% credit card charge with all visa fees.
If you wish to complete the ETA application independently you do so by logging on to the following website: https://eta.gov.lk/etaslvisa/etaNavServ?payType=1
The cost of Tourist Visa with Double Entry for 30 days - $30.00