Submission of ETA application by Third Party

Submission of ETA application by Third Party

If you are planning a Short Visit to Sri Lanka, you can obtain the services of a third party such as,

  • travel agents,
  • airlines,
  • Friends, or relatives etc., to apply for an ETA on your behalf.

Steps to be followed:

  1. Contact your preferred third party and advise them to lodge your ETA application.
  2. The third party may pay the relevant ETA processing fee and submit your application.

(Only Visa, Master and American Express Cards are accepted.)

  1. If the application is submitted successfully, an acknowledgement will be sent to the mentioned e mail address as requested in the application.
  2. Receive your ETA approval notice or referral notice to the e mail address mentioned by the applicant in the application.

If a referral notice is served, you may contact Department of Immigration and Emigration for necessary assistance.

  • To check the status of your ETA application, you may log onto the ETA website or contact 24/7 dedicated ETA call center on 0094 71 99 67 888.
  • It is advisable to keep a copy of the ETA approval with you to be produced at the port of entry in Sri Lanka.
  • All ETA holders should fulfill the following requirements at the port of entry
  • A passport valid for not less than 6 months from the date of arrival.
  • A confirmed return ticket.
  • Sufficient funds to meet the expenses during the stay.
  • The ETA is initially limited up to 30 days from the date of arrival and it can be extended up to six months