Submitting an ETA Application at Port of Entry to Sri Lanka

  • For travelers who wish to visit Sri Lanka without prior ETA approval, a limited facility to obtain ETA at BIA is available.
  • Additional fees will apply.

Steps to be followed:

  • Upon arrival at the Bandaranayake International Airport – Colombo,
  • report to the ETA issuing counter,
  • fill in the ETA application form,
  • pay the relevant ETA processing fee, only in US$ Only

(Electronic payment cards (credit card/e-commerce enabled debit cards) and cash in US$ are accepted.) 

  • If your application is approved, the ETA will be issued for up to 30 days.
  • Receive your ETA approval notice or referral notice.
  • If referral notice is served, you will be refused entry and returned to your original destination.
  • Once you have received your ETA, please proceed to the Immigration Counter and submit your passport.
  • 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.