Sri Lanka implements new online visa system from today

The Sri Lankan Department of Immigration and Emigration has rolled out its new visa process and online application portal with effect from today, marking a significant advancement in visa services. As per a press release, this initiative, outlined in the Extraordinary Gazette No. 2360/24 dated November 27, 2023, introduces a streamlined approach with updated requirements, fees, and validity periods for visas in Sri Lanka.

Partnering with IVS Global Institute and GBS Technology Service , the department is launching the e-visa system, replacing the current ETA (Electronic Travel Authorization) method. This transition aims to enhance efficiency and convenience for travellers.

For detailed information and to access the online visa application portal, individuals can visit Through this platform, the department is committed to delivering a swift and effective visa application process, catering to the needs of both tourists and investors, which will contribute to the economic development of Sri Lanka by enhancing foreign exchange revenue and investment.