Get a Sri Lanka Visa

Sample of the Tourist Travel Requirements for an Sri Lanka Visa for Swiss Citizens

  1. Eligibility and Documentation

    The Government of Sri Lanka utilises an electronic visa issuance system which is the equivalent to a visa, but no stamp or label is placed in the passport.

    To be eligible the traveller must:

    • Not hold a valid ETA, residence visa or multiple entry visa for Sri Lanka
    • Be outside Sri Lanka
    • Hold a passport valid at least six months on entry with one blank visa page
    • Hold proof of sufficient funds
    • Hold proof of onward/return flights
    • Hold proof of hotel reservation
    • Hold all documents required for the next destination

    To complete the order form the traveller must provide:

    • A copy of the passport information page

    Apply now and complete our order form providing basic travel and personal details. We'll take care of the rest keeping you apprised of your order's progress over email.

Sample of the Business Travel Requirements for an Sri Lanka Visa for Swiss Citizens

  1. Application Procedure

    The Embassy issues this visa for minimum stays of 31 days. Applicants travelling for a stay of up to 30 days must apply for a Business ETA. To proceed, please select “Business (electronic)” from the drop down menu on the homepage

  2. Passport

    The applicant's actual passport. The passport must: 

    • Have two blank facing visa pages
    • Be valid for six months beyond exit date

  3. Photograph(s)

    You must provide one colour, passport type photograph that meets the following criteria:

    • Be taken within the last three months and printed on high quality photo paper
    • Be taken against an all white background
    • Be 35 mm by 45mm in size
    • Provide the full frontal view of your head with your face centered in the middle and displaying a neutral (non-smiling) expression
    • You may wear neither spectacles nor headwear except for religious purposes
    • Your photo should not be affixed to your application and it may not display evidence of adhesive or staples

  4. Business Introduction Letter

    You must provide a Business Cover Letter from the applicant's Swiss employer. All letters must be printed on company letterhead that displays a Swiss postal address. Use the sample Business Cover Letter provided here to complete your letter.

    All Business Cover Letters must be addressed to the Embassy or Consulate. The address of the diplomatic mission can be found here

  5. Letter of Invitation

    A letter of invitation from the company the applicant is visiting. A copy is acceptable. This letter must:

    • Be on company letterhead paper
    • Include the name of the applicant
    • State the purpose of journey
    • State the date of entry
    • Specify the requested number of entries and the length of visa required

  6. Proof of Travel Arrangements

    Details of travel arrangements. This must be provided as:

    • A copy of the flight confirmation showing onward/return travel

  7. Visa Application Form(s)

    One fully completed and signed application form

  8. CIBTvisas Order Confirmation

    For orders placed on the CIBTvisas website, a copy of the Online Order Confirmation which is sent to you via email, must be submitted.

    For all other orders, and where applicable, a completed CIBTvisas Visa Order Form which can be found in the CIBTvisas Application Pack should be submitted.

    Please note that all card payments will only be made upon completion of the visa application process. 

  9. 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

Additional Info

  1. Fast.  CIBTvisas specialises in securing Sri Lanka visas and can help you secure a Sri Lanka visa.
  2. Easy.  CIBTvisas is the easiest way to get a visa and can secure in as little as one day.  We process Sri Lanka visas at the Sri Lanka Embassy every day for residents of the UK.
  3. When is the best time to apply for my Sri Lanka visa?

    The best time to apply for your Sri Lanka visa is 1-2 months before your travel date. However, if you are running short on time, we may be able to process your visa on a faster service at the Embassy’s discretion.
  4. Do I have to send you my passport to get a Sri Lanka visa? Is it safe to send a passport?

    Yes. You will need to send your actual passport, not a copy of it. The Sri Lanka visa is stamped on your passport and will become one of your passport pages. Visa request cannot be processed without your original passport. Because of the importance of your passport, we strongly suggest that you send your application by a secure method, such as a guaranteed postal service or courier.