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Diplomatic and Official Visits
Foreign nationals intending to visit Sri Lanka for Diplomatic or Official purposes should forward their ETA applications to the Department of Immigration & Emigration through relevant Sri Lanka Government Ministries and Agencies or Sri Lanka Overseas Missions.
Note:
Gratis (Free of Charge) basis is applicable only for Diplomatic and Official passport holders.
The Gratis ETA is granted for ordinary passport holders, on the basis of arrangements made between the Government of Sri Lanka and the respective countries.
Diplomatic & Official passport holders should follow the normal ETA application procedure for their personal visits. However, the Gratis ETA is granted for Diplomatic and official passport holders, on the basis of arrangements made between the Government of Sri Lanka and the respective Foreign Governments
Diplomatic and official passport holders should not apply Tourist/Business ETA for their official visits or to engage in any official assignments in Sri Lanka.please note that Tourist/Business ETA cannot be converted into a Residence visa at any circumstances.

Diplomatic & Official/Service passport holders from the following countries are exempted from the ETA processing fee and the ETA procedures for their official and private visits to Sri Lanka. A visit visa will be issued on arrival to Sri lanka for passport holders of these countries.


  Country   Type of Passport   Duration of the Visa period
  Socialist Republic of Vietnam   Diplomatic, Official   90 Days
  Republic of Cuba   Diplomatic   90 Days
  Republic of Indonesia   Diplomatic, Official, Service   30 Days
  Union of Myanmar   Diplomatic, Official, Service   30 Days
  Islamic Republic of Pakistan   Diplomatic, Official   30 Days
  Federative Republic of Brazil   Diplomatic, Official, Service   90 Days
  Republic of Chile   Diplomatic, Official   90 Days
  Republic of Seychelles   Diplomatic, Official, Ordinary   60 days at each visit and cumulative duration of 90 days in a year
  Peoples Republic of China (PRC)   Diplomatic, Official, Service, Public Affairs   Up to 30 days
  United Arab Emirates (UAE)   Diplomatic, Official, Special (Passport holders)   Up to 30 days
  Kingdom of Thailand   Diplomatic, Official   Not exceeding 90 days
  Republic of Kenya   Diplomatic, Official   Up to 30 days
  Republic of Belarus   Diplomatic, Official   Up to 30 days
  Islamic Republic of Iran   Diplomatic, Official, Service   Up to 30 days
  Republic of Maldives   Diplomatic, Official, Ordinary   Exemption of Ninety days Visa fee
  Republic of Singapore   Diplomatic, Official, Ordinary   Up to 30 days

 

 
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