Tourist & Business Visa Requirements

Sri Lanka

Travel Notes

Citizenship: USA

Please note this visa requirements are for US citizens only. If you are not a US citizen please contact our office at (914) 592-2760.

US passport must be signed, valid for at least 6 months and with at least 2-3 blank visa pages not amendment pages in passport. If your passport does not meet the requirements, we can assist with obtaining new passport or passport renewal for a valid US passport.

Pre-Check Documents is available. If you choose to not pre check your documents, and JIDS receives your documents with errors, you will be charged for a representative to assist you with corrections.
Concierge Service is available for this country

Entry Requirements
  • Passport and Visa are required.
    • We recommend using JIDS to do your ETA.  There are MANY Fraudulent Sri Lanka Online websites that the consulate does not support.
  • Tourist -ETA
    • Tourism for a 30 day stay or less you must have an ETA before departure to obtain visa upon arrival. Electronic travel Authority, please contact JIDS for your ETA
Electronic Travel Authority (ETA) & Additional Information:
  • Visitors must hold proof of sufficient funds to cover their stay and documents required for their next destination.
  • Warning: Nationals of USA not holding return/onward tickets could be refused entry.

A Visit Visa is an entry permit signifying the consent of the Sri Lankan Government for the admission of a foreign national to the country. The Visa contains details of the period of time and the condition/s of the stay.

A Tourist Visa is issued to tourists who want to enter Sri Lanka for sightseeing, excursions, relaxation, visit relatives or yoga training for a short period of time.

Copy of valid Signed Passport
  • Electronic Visa will be issued for tourism.

SUBMIT to JIDS email to

  1. Copy of Passport Vital Statistics page (minimum 6 months validity on the passport)
  2. Port of Entry
  3. Flight itinerary
  4. JIDS Passport & Visa Order Form
Business Visa Requirements:

JIDS can issue a traditional visa in the passport, or do an ETA for business as well.  CALL JIDS to decide which visa is right for you.

Engaging following circumstances are required to obtain Business Visa:
  • Business meetings & negotiations
  • Conferences, workshops & seminars
  • Short-term training programs
  • Religious events
  • Art, music and dance events
  • Symposiums

Business form APPLICATION 


A Business Purpose Visa is issued to foreign nationals who visit Sri Lanka for business purposes  for short period of time. This visa may be issued for single or double journeys.

    • Actual valid, signed US passport.
    • Please note that you will need Adobe Acrobat Reader version 3 or higher to view the form.
    • Electronic Visa is now issued, to apply with JIDS Submit the following:
      • Copy of Passport Vital Statistics page
      • Port of Entry
      • If business travel include: all business company information of your US company, full address,phone # in business letter
      • and also host invitation from host in Sri Lanka
      • 2 Passport Photos
      • $40.00 Fee (some passports are exempt)
      • Flight Itinerary
      • JIDS Passport & Visa Order Form with CVV # of credit card on order form.
      • SCANNED TO JIDS if doing an ELECTRONIC VISA, or overnight mailed to JIDS if doing a visa stamped in your passport.

Justin Document Service – ORDER FORM & copies Mandatory order form, which must be included with your original documents to JIDS.

  1. ORDER FORM then PRINT to include with documents.
  2. COPIES of all documents included in your package to JIDS. If copies are not included then a $10.00 copy fee will be applied.
Register with the US Embassy in the countries you will visit.

Give yourself peace of mind!
Simply fill out this form STEP FORM and let JIDS do it for you $20.00.

The Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) allows U.S. citizens and nationals traveling abroad to enroll their trip with the nearest U.S. Embassy or Consulate. Help the U.S. Embassy contact you in an emergency. Read more…

Fees and processing time:
  • $ 40.00 Per Tourist/Business single entry 30 days
  • Business Visa
  • 4-5  business days MINIMUM processing time from day of submission to consulate.
Multiple entry Reciprocal Visa Scheme for U.S. Nationals (05 years)
On the basis of reciprocity between the U.S.A. and Sri Lanka, the U.S. Nationals are granted visa to Sri Lanka for maximum of 05 years with multiple entries on business purposes.
Documents required
  • Multiple Entry Visa application
  • Valid passport (The validity of the passport must be at least six months beyond the date of entry into Sri Lanka)
  • Two photographs
  • Letter of invitation from the host company in Sri Lanka requesting 5 year multiple. A copy of the letter should be directly sent to the Consular Division of this Mission. (Photographs are not acceptable)
  • Letter from the Organization in the United States
Multiple Fee
  • Reciprocal visa fee                      –           USD 140.00

NON US CITIZENS please call JIDS 914-592-2760 to verify requirements and fees.

For Just-In Document Service, Inc. service fee

please refer to our pricing page or call us (914) 592-2760.

Return Shipping fees:
  •  Federal Express starting at $39.95 for priority Weekday Delivery based on zip code. Special Deliveries of Federal Express VARY (Ex. SATURDAY DELIVERY OR 8AM DELIVERY, call for rates). RESIDENT home deliveries are an additional $3.00 to have signature required. Verify SIGNATURE OR NO SIGNATURE must be selected.
  • You can include a printed air bill to avoid additional charges. Account numbers without air bill will be charged $5.00.
Health Requirements
  • Vaccinations are NOT required unless travel is from or through an infected area.
  • The following countries are included that certificate is mandatory, without it 10 day quarantine. Brazil, Burkina-Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Rep, Chad, Colombia, Congo, Côte d’Ivoire, Ecuador, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, French Guiana, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea-Bissau, Guinea, Ghana, Kenya, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Panama, Peru, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Senegal, Sudan, Suriname, Togo, Trinadad & Tobago, Uganda, Venezuela.
  • Visit the Center for Disease Control: CDC.GOV for complete health requirements.
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