Notice is hereby given that the on line Business ETA facility is opened to potential applicants in addition to the existing facility of obtaining Business ETA from Sri Lanka Overseas Missions and the Head Office of the Department of Immigration & Emigration, Colombo.
When applying ETA by third parties, payments are to be made through the arrangement made in our website www.eta.gov.lk and obtain acknowledgment of ETA application.Convenience fee will be charged for all online transactions according to the merchant discount rate published by each bank on the payment window. Any payments made to other websites or agencies are not valid to process a valid ETA. Therefore always ensure that the payments made by accessing to Sri Lanka ETA website and avoid making repayment at the port of entry to Sri Lanka.
Visitors from Cameroon, Nigeria, Ivory Coast and Ghana who intend to apply ETA may adopt one of the following channels such as approaching to nearest Sri Lanka Overseas Mission or applying through Sri Lanka sponsor for their ETA through the Head Office of the Department of Immigration & Emigration.
Those who hold passports of listed countries and travel to Sri Lanka from 01.08.2019 to 31.01.2020 for Tourist purposes are exempted paying ETA fee, in view of enhancing tourist arrivals from designated countries.
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.
The list of countries applicable for the ETA fee waiver program
United States of America
28 Countries under European Union
(Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Norway, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romani, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden)