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    • Visas to Sri Lanka are electronic. No documents need to be mailed to VisaHQ for processing.You will receive your electronic visa via e-mail.
    • Visas to Sri Lanka are electronic. No documents need to be mailed to VisaHQ for processing.You will receive your electronic visa via e-mail.
    • Visas to Sri Lanka are electronic. No documents need to be mailed to VisaHQ for processing.You will receive your electronic visa via e-mail.
    • Visas to Sri Lanka are electronic. No documents need to be mailed to VisaHQ for processing.You will receive your electronic visa via e-mail.
    • Visas to Sri Lanka are electronic. No documents need to be mailed to VisaHQ for processing.You will receive your electronic visa via e-mail.
    • Visas to Sri Lanka are electronic. No documents need to be mailed to VisaHQ for processing.You will receive your electronic visa via e-mail.
    • Visas to Sri Lanka are electronic. No documents need to be mailed to VisaHQ for processing.You will receive your electronic visa via e-mail.
    • Visas to Sri Lanka are electronic. No documents need to be mailed to VisaHQ for processing.You will receive your electronic visa via e-mail.

    Sri Lanka Tourist visa fees for citizens of United States of America

    Type of visaValidityProcessingEmbassy feeService feeTaxTotal cost
    Multiple entryup to 180 daysNext business day$40.00$69.00$0.00$109.00
    Single Entryup to 180 daysSame day$0.00$30.00$0.00$30.00
    Double entryfor children under 12 year up to 180 daysSame day$0.00$59.00$0.00$59.00
    Double entryup to 180 daysSame day$0.00$59.00$0.00$59.00
    (30 days stay)
    stay
    Multiple entry
    entries
    up to 180 days
    Validity
    Next business day
    to get your visa
    $109.00
    price starts at
    2 days
    stay
    Single Entry
    entries
    up to 180 days
    Validity
    Same day
    to get your visa
    $30.00
    price starts at
    (30 days stay)
    stay
    Double entry
    entries
    for children under 12 year up to 180 days
    Validity
    Same day
    to get your visa
    $59.00
    price starts at
    (30 days stay)
    stay
    Double entry
    entries
    up to 180 days
    Validity
    Same day
    to get your visa
    $59.00
    price starts at
    Maximum stay in Sri Lanka: 90 days
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    Frequently Asked Questions about Sri Lanka visa

    • What is an ETA?
      It is an Electronic Travel Authorization granted online through the web based visa system implemented by DI&E.
    • Do I need a ticket before I apply for visa?
      ETA can be obtained even before booking your ticket.
    • How does the airline know that I have a valid visa to travel?
      ETA is not a pre-condition to board a flight/vessel to Sri Lanka.
    • Is my personal information secure to submit online?
      This site operates under the principles outlined in the Privacy Statement. Only the data required to process your application will be collected. It will be used only for this purpose. Data in your ETA application will be stored on our secured servers. Please see the Privacy Statement for more information.
    • What happens if I already possess a valid visa?
      If you already possess a valid Residence Visa or Multiple Entry Visa, a fresh ETA application cannot be lodged until that visa expires or is cancelled.
    • If I already possess a valid visa, can I apply for a fresh visa again?
      ETA is valid for six months and a fresh ETA cannot be obtained using the same passport until that ETA expires. If you lose the passport which contains the valid ETA you may apply for a fresh ETA by paying the relevant fee again.
    • What happens if my application is not approved?
      If your ETA application is not approved it will be referred to the nearest Sri Lanka Overseas Mission. which you may contact for further assistance.
    • If my e-Visa application is denied, will my fees be refunded?
      It is non-refundable and non-transferable.
    • What can I do if I make a mistake in my application?
      Once an application is submitted processed and payment is made, you cannot cancel the transaction and the payment cannot be reimbursed. Therefore, please ensure that you enter your personal details correctly. If you have made an error, it is important that you correct it before confirmation. Once you have confirmed the details, your electronic payment card (credit card/e-commerce enabled debit card) will be debited for the non-refundable service charge. If you find out later that you have made a mistake, then you will have to submit a fresh application and pay the relevant fee again.
    • Can I apply for a fresh visa while being in the destination country?
      You cannot obtain a fresh ETA while being in Sri Lanka irrespective of whether your ETA is valid or expired.

    Sri Lanka Embassy list in United States of America

      Sri Lanka Customs

      • Import Regulations
        Allowed
        • Alcoholic beverages (For residents over 18 years old): 2.5L of alcoholic liquor, 2 L of wine; (For non-residents over 18 years old): 1.5 liters of spirits and 2 bottles of wine.
        • Perfume (For residents over 18 years old): 250 ml of perfume; (For non-residents over 18 years old): 250 ml of Eau de Toilette and small quantity of perfume.
        • Gifts
        • (For non-residents over 18 years old): gifts and souvenirs not exceeding value of US$250.
        Restricted
        • Pets and animals Pets – before bringing any pets into Sri Lanka, prior authorization must be obtained from the Department of Animal Production and Health (DAPH).
        • Arms and ammunition Weaponry and ammunition - with permission only.
        • Plant and plant products Plants, animals any part thereof and foodstuff. Import permit must be obtained prior to travel.
        • Medications Medicines, for personal use only, in original packaging and accompanied by the prescription and doctor’s note.
        • Currency Currency – any local or foreign currency exceeding equivalent of US $15,000 needs to be declared, local currency (Sri Lanka Rupee) up to 20,000.
        • Goods for trade Goods for commercial or trade purposes, except trade samples.
        Prohibited
        • Drugs
        • Pornographic material
        • Anti-religion materials
        • Currency Indian and Pakistani currency
      • Export Regulations
        Allowed
        • Currency Currency – foreign currencies up to the amounts imported and/or declared, local currency (Sri Lanka Rupee) up to 20,000.
        • Goods for personal use
        Restricted
        • Arms and ammunition Weaponry and ammunition - with permission only.
        • Plant and plant products Plants, animals any part thereof and foodstuff. Import permit must be obtained prior to travel.
        • Medication Medicines, for personal use only, in original packaging and accompanied by the prescription and doctor’s note.
        • Goods for trade
        • Cultural artefacts
        Prohibited
        • Drugs
        • Pornographic material
        • Anti-religion materials
        • Currency Indian and Pakistani currency
      • Health and Security
        Basic health information for travelers to Sri Lanka
        • Japanese encephalitis, Tetanus and Rabies are present in this country so every precaution needs to be taken in order to avoid infection (mosquitoes bites, animal bites, cuts).
        • Travellers are advised to utilise insect repellent and close clothing to limit the risk of infection. There have been several cases of H5N1 Bird Flu in the country and travellers should avoid visiting live animal markets, poultry farms and other places where you may come into close contact with domestic, caged or wild birds; and ensure poultry and egg dishes are thoroughly cooked.
        • Emergency medical treatment in Sri Lanka is not easily available outside main cities, Being brought to Colombo for treatment might be expected.
        • Mosquito based diseases including Dengue fever, Chikungunya and Malaria are common in the country and travellers are strongly advised to wear close fitting clothing and obtain plenty of insect repellent for protection. Travellers bitten are urged to immediately seek medical aid before symptoms develop.
        Basic security information for travelers to Sri Lanka
        • There is a general danger from international terrorism in this country with both foreign and native civilians being at risk. Travellers should exercise consiThere is a greater than average danger from international terrorism in this country with both foreign and native civilians being at risk. Travellers should exercise considerable caution when visiting commercial establishments, government facilities, and public or religious sites.
        • Credit card fraud is the most common type of crime affecting visitors. It is advisable to use cash wherever possible and to use ATMs attached to banks or major hotels.
        • A high military presence and the ongoing possibility of a fresh outbreak of violence can be happned at any time.
      • Sri Lankan Customs contact information
        For further assistance please contact the Sri Lankan Customs authorities directly. They will provide the latest information about customs regulations and export-import procedures.

        Sri Lankan Customs contact information
        Address
        No.40, Main Street, Colombo 11, Sri Lanka
        Phone
        +94 11 2143434 +94 11 2221602-3 +94 11 2221607 +94 11 2221611 +94 11 2221713


        For additional information about travel restrictions, security warnings, political updates, and basic travel guidelines, please contact the nearest Sri Lankan Embassy.

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