Tourist/visit visa


All countries including Singapore, Maldives and Seychelles, prevailing situation arouse due to the Covid 19 outbreak, please refrain applying for ETA with effect from 2020.04.08 00:00 hrs (Local time in Sri Lanka) until further notice. Any inconvenience caused in this regard is highly regretted.

Gratis visa facility has been announced by the Sri Lankan Government for tourist purposes for  48 countries with effect from 26.02.2020 to 30.04.2020. Other nationals are required to obtain Electronic Travel Authorization (ETA) prior their arrival to Sri Lanka. ETA can be applied via

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


  1. Valid passport (with 06 months validity period)
  2. Air tickets confirmation (Return ticket)
  3. Accommodation confirmation, hotel booking etc.
  4. Relevant fee for a tourist visa
  • On-arrival tourist visa can also be obtained by the tourists at the port of entry. However, any foreign national who will be visiting Sri Lanka for a short period is required to apply ETA and ensure pre approval before the journey to avoid unnecessary delays at the port of entry and adhere with enhanced pre clearance.
  • If applicants wish to obtain tourist visas through the Embassy using ETA system, please submit the following requirements:
    1. Valid passport (with 06 months validity period) and copy of data page of the passport.
    2. Air tickets confirmation (Return ticket Booking)
    3. Two color photographs (4 cm x 6 cm)
    4. ETA Tourist Form
    5. Relevant fee for a tourist visa 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

  • Visa up to 90 days: Application form can be submitted to the Embassy of Sri Lanka in Viet Nam for consideration. The Embassy does not guarantee the issuance of 90 days visa.
  • Visa fee under Tourist purposes:
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)
Tourist Visa
with Double Entry for 30 days
20 50 Not applicable
Tourist Visa
Single Entry up to 90 days
20 50 Relevant country fee
Tourist Visa
with Double Entry up to 90 days
20 50 Twice the relevant country fee
Children of any nationality
under 12 years of age
Free Free

Digitalization of arrival and departure facilities

Facilities have been provided to complete the Arrival cards by foreigners coming to Sri Lanka and Departure cards by Sri Lankans leaving the country through online will effect from 01.01.2023.

Accordingly the air passengers have been facilitated to fill this card online 03 (three) days prior to their travel, visiting the official website of the Department of Immigration and Emigration or through the web page.



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 04/07/2023

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.