Yes - A visa is required for travel to Sri Lanka

Monday, August 3, 2020

A valid passport and residence visa are required for travel to Sri Lanka.


Passport Requirements:

Original, signed passport valid for 6 months beyond stay in Sri Lanka, with at least one blank passport page available for Sri Lankan visa stamp. Amendment pages in the back of the passport are not suitable for Sri Lanka visas.


Sri Lanka Visa Application Form:

One Sri Lanka visa application form. After placing your order, fill out the application form included in your Visa Application Kit.


Photo Requirements:

Two recent, identical, 2 x 2 passport photographs, in color, front view and with a plain/light background. Photos must be attached to the following: Photo Form.


Official Invitation:

An official entry approval notification issued by the Department if Immigration & Emigration of Sri Lanka and provided by host/sponsor in Sri Lanka.


Letter Of Invitation:

A letter of invitation from the host organization or sponsor in Sri Lanka explaining the relationship to the applicant and the purpose of travel to Sri Lanka. In addition, the letter must indicate the length of stay, place of stay, and host’s name and contact information.


Business Letter

Letter from organization or sponsoring company in the US, on letterhead, introducing the applicant, indicating the applicant’s employment status/position held in the company, clearly stating the purpose of visit to Sri Lanka. The letter must also indicate who will be financially responsible for the applicant and must provide detailed contact information in Sri Lanka.


Proof of State Residency:

Computer generated flight itinerary from the airline or a travel agency or copy of airline ticket showing entry and departure from Sri Lanka.


This May Pertain to You:

Previous visits to areas impacted by COVID-19: Sri Lanka has temporarily suspended entry to travellers who have been to Italy, Iran or South Korea in the past 14 days.

Visa Processing Time:

Approval must be received from the government in Sri Lanka in order for this visa to be issued. Processing time will vary depending on when the approval is received by the consulate. Visas are usually processed in 2 to 4 business days.

Register your trip with the US Embassy:

The US State Department strongly encourages American citizens planning international travel to register with the US Embassy(s) in the countries they plan to visit. Registration notifies the US Embassy in each country of your travel plans and enrolls you in the State Department travel advisory and warnings program. Feel more secure about your international travels by having Travisa register your trip with the US Department of State; simply complete the form on your visa application kit after placing your order.

Non-refundable tickets or reservations should not be purchased until all visas and passports are secured and in your possession.

How to Apply for a Visa to Sri Lanka

  • Review the requirements to apply for your visa
  • Gather your documents and complete the forms
  • Ship your documents to our office

Where to Apply for Your Sri Lankan Visa

Residents of these states apply for a visa in Los Angeles :

Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington and Wyoming

Travisa - Los Angeles
5757 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 570
Los Angeles, CA 90036
Tel: 877-876-3266

Residents of these states apply for a visa in New York :

Connecticut, New Jersey and New York

Travisa - New York
60 E. 42nd Street, Suite 106-107 Lobby
New York, NY 10165
Tel: 877-876-3266

Residents of these states apply for a visa in Washington, DC :

Travisa in Washington, DC is able to process visas for applicants from any jurisdiction.

Travisa - Washington, DC
4301 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Suite 250
Washington, DC 20008
Tel: 877-876-3266