Business visa

Business visa is issued to foreign nationals who wish to visit Sri Lanka for business purposes for a short period of time. This visa may be issued for a single, double or multiple journeys.

Visa up to 30 days: applicants can personally fill in online application at

Required Documents:
  1. Valid passport (with 06 months validity period) and copy of the data page of the passport
  2. Duly filled ETA Business Form (Word, PDF)
  3. Recommendation letter from the local employer or business partner
  4. Invitation letter from Sri Lankan party or relevant sponsor (for meetings, trainings etc.)
  5. Return air ticket
  6. Sufficient financial funds to cover the period of stay in Sri Lanka
  7. Two color photographs (4 cm x 6 cm)
  8.  Relevant fee for Business Visa that should be made in the form of cash in the USD currency and VND currency equivalent and also accept transfer payment to following Embassy’s accounts:
    Name:        Embassy of Sri Lanka
    VND acct:  700-009-539026
    USD acct:  700-009-539-033
    Bank:         Shinhan Bank Viet Nam – Hoan Kiem Branch
Category of ETA ETA Processing Fee Reciprocal Visa Fee
South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation
(SAARC) Countries
All Other Countries
(Except for 48 countries exempted paying ETA fees)
Business Visa with Mutliple Entry for 30 days 30 55 Not applicable
Business Visa with Single Entry up to 90 days 30 55 Relevant country fee
Business Visa with Double Entry up to 90 days 30 55 Twice the relevant country fee
Business Visa with Multiple Entry up to 90 days 30 55 Thrice the relevant country fee
  • For Foreign Ministry/Government Agency/Diplomatic Mission/UN Agencies/ICRC/World Bank/IMF/Asian Development Bank requests visa officially for official visits, please kindly contact to Consular Section for further information.
  • For Print Media/News Journalist please submit further following details:
    1. Name of journalist and media organization
    2. Date for visits
    3. Purpose and programme, where applicable
    4. Media equipment (if any)
    5. For those journalist that are travelling for filming purposes, existing requirements to obtain prior approval/clearance from National Film Corporation of Sri Lanka (NFC) and other applicable agencies (Where applicable) still apply



of the Embassy of Sri Lanka in Viet Nam

Office hours 09.00 – 15.30 (Monday – Friday)

Closed on Saturday, Sunday & Public Holidays

Tel. +84 24 37341894-6

Fax: +84 24 37341897


  (Please send your inquiries by e-mail if you can not reach us by telephone)

Last modified on 20/04/2023

Visa Notice

The Immigration and Emigration Department of Sri Lanka has shifted from its Electronic Travel Authorization (ETA) visa program to the New eVisa scheme, with effect from April 17, 2024. The ETA website was disconnected on April 16, 2024.
Accordingly, all eligible nationalities planning to enter Sri Lanka via air or sea, for the purpose of tourism, business and transit, should visit the "Official Sri Lanka eVisa Website" through the weblink to apply for their online visa to Sri Lanka.
The Official Sri Lanka eVisa Website, is the only authorized website of the Department of Immigration and Emigration of Sri Lanka from April 17,2024, 00:00 hrs.