The costs for the tourist visa for Sri Lanka amount to £79.95 per traveller. Costs for the business visas for Sri Lanka are higher. In both instances, an application can be submitted using this website’s easy-to-use form. Online payment can be made safely and securely using one of the accepted credit cards, or through PayPal, Google Pay or Apple Pay.
How to apply online
The application for the Sri Lanka visa can be fully done online. You can apply using the self-explanatory online application form on this website. This form is suitable for travellers with a travel purpose for tourist, business, or medical reasons. It is also suited to apply for a visa for a cruise or a transit in Sri Lanka. For this reason, there is no need for a visit to the High Commission (embassy of Sri Lanka) in London.
With the online visa that is issued electronically, you can stay in Sri Lanka up to 30 days. To be eligible for this Sri Lanka visa application you need to meet all the applicable visa requirements.
Sri Lanka visa cost
The fee for a Sri Lanka tourist using e-Visa.co.uk are £79.95 per person. This total cost price includes 52.08 USD in consular fees and £38.78 in service costs. The total fee also includes all necessary taxes.
Consular fees for the Sri Lanka visa are charged by Sri Lankan authorities in order to assess your visa application. Service costs are charged by e-Visa.co.uk to process your application, for customer support by phone, and per e-mail (24/7), and for an extensive check of your application to detect frequently made application errors.
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Visa costs for business travellers
The Sri Lanka immigration service charges a higher fee to process visa applications for business travellers. This is why there is a surcharge of £10.00 for a business visa application. Both the business visa and the tourist visa can be applied for with the same online application form.
Surcharge for urgent applications
The average delivery time for the Sri Lanka visa is 4 days. However, you can also opt to have your application processed with urgent delivery. Selecting this option, additional service costs for the amount of £17.50 per visa application will be charged. Urgent applications through e-Visa.co.uk are checked for compliance more quickly, after which these are filed with the immigration service. Because of this, in on average 30 minutes this tends to yield an approved and issued visa. Delivery time mentions are calculated averages, as maximum delivery times simply cannot be guaranteed. For more on this, please proceed to the bottom paragraph on this page.
Do you intent to travel within 7 days? In this case, e-Visa.co.uk will only still be able to process your application if you opt for ‘Urgent delivery’ by checking the box for this option in the application form.
Surcharge for compensation of travel CO₂ emissions
When applying for a visa via e-Visa.co.uk, you can give your voluntary support to a project enabling the compensation of the equivalent CO₂ emissions of your flight journeys. If you are interested in this, please check the box for this in the application form. This is also where you find the exact rate of the additional costs for this option. Your donation fully gaat benefits a VCS-certified emissions compensation project, meaning e-Visa.co.uk will not earn anything because of this.
How to pay the Sri Lanka visa application fee
You can pay for the costs of your visa application online and in a simple fashion. You can do so by Visa (credit card), Mastercard, American Express, PayPal, Trustly, Google Pay or Apple Pay.
You can use any of the following payment methods to pay for your visa application:
Sri Lanka visa delivery times
The average Sri Lanka visa delivery time is 4 days. On average, urgent applications are assessed in 30 minutes. Delivery times for the online visa applications therefore, are considerably shorter than delivery times for paper or sticker visa applications that need to be applied for at the Sri Lanka embassy. Despite these generally short delivery times, it is recommended that you apply well in advance of your planned travel.
Risks of delivery time delays
The aforementioned delivery times for the Sri Lanka visa result from the averaged processing times. Maximum delivery times can never be guaranteed. Although many applications are in fact processed more quickly, an application can also remain pending for further processing for a longer amount of time. For instance, for a sample check or in case of a technical steekproefcontrole of a technical disturbance. Even if you have paid the surcharge for an urgent application, a maximum delivery time therefore can never be guaranteed.
e-Visa.co.uk is a commercial and professional visa agency, and supports travellers in obtaining, among others, the Sri Lanka visa. e-Visa.co.uk acts as an intermediary and is in no way part of any government. You can also apply for a visa directly with the immigration service (52.08 USD per visa, via eta.gov.lk). However, not with our level of support. If you submit your application via e-Visa.co.uk, our support centre is available to you 24/7. We also check your application before submitting it to the immigration authorities on your behalf. If we suspect any errors or omissions while doing so, we will personally contact you to ensure that your application can still be processed quickly and correctly. To use our services, you pay us 52.08 USD in consular fees, which we pay to the immigration service on your behalf, as well as £38.78 in service fees as compensation for our services, including VAT. Our services have saved many travellers from major problems during their trip. Should an application be rejected despite our support and verification, we will refund the full purchase price (unless an application for a previous Sri Lanka visa was rejected for the same traveller). Read more about our services here.