Passports are valid for atleast six months from the date
of entry after entry and are required by all.
Required by all except nationals of Britain, Australia, US, Canada,
and other EU countries
Tourists from the following countries will be issued visas free of
charge for a period of 30 days on arrival at Colombo Airport (facility
applicable only for the tourists):
(b) nationals of Albania, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Bhutan,
Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, China (PR, including Hong Kong), Croatia,
Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Iran,
Israel, Korea (Rep), Kuwait, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Malaysia,
Maldives, Montenegro, Nepal, New Zealand, Norway, Oman, Pakistan,
Philippines, Poland, Qatar, Romania, Saudi Arabia, Serbia and
Montenegro, Singapore, Slovenia, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey
and United Arab Emirates;
(c) nationals of CIS countries.
Note: All business visitors require a visa
Types of visa and cost
Tourist and Business:
£38 (up to three months). Fee given
is for UK nationals. Fees vary according to nationality; contact the
Consulate (or Consular section at Embassy or High Commission).
Extension of Validity
Visitors can request to extend their stay by applying to the Department
of Immigration & Emigration, 23 Station Road, Colombo 3 (tel: (1)
597 513; fax: (1) 597 511). Such requests will be entertained at the
discretion of the authorities who must be satisfied that the applicant
has at least US$30 per day for the stay and holds an onward or return
ticket for travel.
(a) Valid passport. (b) Completed application form. (c) Two
passport-size photos signed on the back by applicant. (d) Visa fee,
payable by cash or postal order. (e) Self-addressed envelope, with
appropriate cost of stamps necessary for returning passport by
registered post. (f) Proof of sufficient funds for duration of stay. (g)
Return or onward ticket.
A mimimum of three working days is required for the completion of