E-Visa System: The New Sri Lanka Visa Update

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We have seen that Sri Lanka is one of the most visited countries after Indonesia, UAE, and Vietnam, and it is the country that has implemented free visas for the people of India, China, Russia, Thailand, Malaysia, and many more. Talking about the Visa, have you heard about the Sri Lanka Visa update that has been introduced by the Department of Immigration and Emigration of the Government of Sri Lanka? Let’s talk more about the new visa updates. 

According to the press release of 27th November 2023, the Government of Sri Lanka brought the approach related to fees, validities, and more detailed information associated with the streamlined visa process in Sri Lanka. For this reason, the Department of Immigration and Emigration introduced the new Sri Lanka visa update, which includes a new process for the visa application and an online visa application portal. 

This online application portal, the ESA system, was created in collaboration with IVS Global Institute and GBS Technology Service, which aced the Electronic Travel Authorization. Because of this update, the department claims improvement, efficiency, and a convenient visa process for everyone.

What Are The Advantages Of The New Sri Lanka Visa Update?


1. Convenience for Individual

The E-Visa brings a hassle-free visa application process and minimizes the time that was required during the traditional visa process. You can apply for a Visa from any corner of the world. However, it would help if you have a good internet connection. You don’t even have to visit the embassy, and there will be less of a delay in your visa approval. 

2. Faster Visa Process

Whenever we want to travel to a different country, we don’t want any delays in our visa application, and we don’t want to be stuck waiting for the Visa to be processed. Because of the new Sri Lanka Visa Update, we can now expect faster visa processes and save time.

3. Easy Access

Whether you are applying in the morning, in the afternoon, or in the middle of the night, you can get easy access to the E-Visa system at any time, and it is open 24/7, which allows you to submit your visa application at any time from any corner of the world.

4. Effortless Updates

If there are any changes to make in your application, or you want to track the status of your Visa, the e-visa system allows you to make updates by following a few steps. 

How To Apply On E-Visa Portal? 

  1. To apply for a visa in Sri Lanka, you need to head to the official website of the Department of Immigration and Emigration to access the visa portal. 
  2. Complete the visa application by filling out the application form, filling in your details and government documents, and double-checking before submitting the form. 
  3. Once the application is submitted, pay the visa processing fee online. However, the payment methods may vary. Hence, you are advised to check the details on the website.
  4. When the visa is processed, wait for your time. You will get the confirmation by email or online.
  5. After the approval, take a printout of the e-visa and carry it with you whenever you want to visit Sri Lanka.

The new e-visa system by the Government of Sri Lanka will provide a hassle-free experience to tourists who want to visit Sri Lanka, and it has always been simple. So whenever you want to pack your bags for Sri Lanka and need a visa, you are just one click away from the e-visa portal. 

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