The Sri Lanka visa is so easy that you should not waste more than 5 minutes to do it quietly from home; no need to send your passport anywhere and no waiting is necessary. This visa will allow you to spend 30 days in Sri Lanka and you can extend it if you wish for up to 6 months (take a look at the immigration website). Even so, we are going to show you everything step by step so that you don't get lost along the way.
Sri Lanka visa online (or Sri Lanka visa)
Requirements for the visa
A passport with a minimum validity of 6 months from the date of entry
A confirmed return ticket
Sufficient funds to cover the expenses of your stay.
Tax payment: $ 35 for a 30-day stay
Sri Lanka visa on your own or by agency?
Apart from the step by step of how to get the visa for Sri Lanka on your own, we are also going to leave you the link to a partner company of ours that, for a cost of $ 20, will manage the entire process (in your language) , will help you in case of what you need and will facilitate all this procedure so that you are only aware of the preparations for your next trip to Sri Lanka.
The company is called iVisa , we have personally spoken with them, and we can say that they are completely trustworthy. In addition, if you are urgent they can manage your visa in up to 30 Sri lankan e visa.
A. Sri Lanka Visa online with iVisa
To process the Sri Lanka visa with iVisa you just have to click on the link that we leave below that will take you to the web, put your nationality (because it is Spain by default), the country you are traveling to (in this case it already leaves Sri Lanka by default) and follow its instructions. Apart from having everything in your language, you have a chat to talk with them in case of doubts.
Sri Lanka visa on your own
To obtain the Sri Lanka visa from the government website, the first thing you should do is apply for the ETA (Electronic Travel Authorization). To do this, you must go to the website of the Sri Lanka Immigration department and fill out the online form.
Once completed and after payment, they will send you a confirmation email that the process is complete and they will assign you a reference number to be able to check the status of it.
Within 24-48 hours you will receive another email with the APPROVAL or NO Approval of your visa. If so, print the ETA approval because you will need it on arrival in Sri Lanka.
Once at the Bandaranaike international airport (the one in Colombo), you will only have to fill out the typical immigration paper (the same one that they usually give you on airplanes hours before landing in any country, but we do not know why it was not given to us on our flight) and queuing in front of the immigration police. Remember: passport, ETA approval and immigration paper .
Only with this the policeman will put the entry stamp and the sticker with the visa. It will ask you how long you are going to stay because it can be up to 7 or 30 days. In a second you will be entering Sri Lanka.