ETA application can be submitted using one of the following options:
- By the applicant
- By Third party
- At Sri Lanka Overseas Missions
- At the head office of the Department of Immigration and Emigration (DI&E), Colombo
- On arrival at the port of entry in Sri Lanka
An intended traveler planning a holiday visit, a short business trip or to transit through, needs to apply and obtain an ETA prior to arrival in Sri Lanka.
Steps to be followed:
- Submit the application.
- Receive the acknowledgement.
- Receive ETA approval or a referral notice.
(If a referral notice is served, you may contact Department of Immigration and Emigration for the necessary ETA.)
- The application for ETA should be submitted electronically using one of the six submission methods mentioned above. The Department maintains a NO REFUND policy.
- An ETA holder is entitled to enter Sri Lanka within three months from the date of issue of ETA.
- In the event of ETA being rejected, the system will send a referral notification to the applicant and he/she needs to contact the nearest Sri Lanka Overseas Mission for necessary assistance.
For the List of Sri Lanka Overseas Missions
- 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.