The tourist version of the Sri Lanka visa costs € 69,95 per traveller. This price includes all transaction fees, consular fees, service charges and taxes. After you complete the application form. You can easily and securely pay for the application via Mastercard, Visa, American Express or Paypal.
Electronic application procedure
The easiest way to apply for the Sri Lanka visa is online. The process is simply filling in an application form online and paying for the application. Applicants do not need to visit the embassy or consulate or submit any documents. The visa is issued digitally once granted and is suitable for tourist, business and some medical travel purposes. The visa can also be used for a transfer or cruise with a stop in Sri Lanka. Travellers should take note that the visa is valid for 30 days and some visa requirements.
Fee structure for the Sri Lanka visa
The visa for a tourist trip costs € 69,95 per traveller. This price is made up of:
- Consular fees. These are the fees charged by immigration authorities for the inspection of visa applications. For the tourist visa, the consular fee is 52,08 USD per person.
- Service fee. This fee is € 22,11 per visa, which e-Visa.ie charges for checking and processing your application and for any desired and necessary support from friendly and informative visa specialists.
- Taxes. These are the fees levied by the government, these costs are included in the service fee.
- Transaction fees. This refers to the fees charged by a financial institution for processing financial transactions that are also included in the service fee.
The fees mentioned above are all included in the total price of the tourist Sri Lanka visa. Therefore, after paying the total price of the visa, no further costs are ever added afterwards. However, there is a surcharge for business trips and if you choose to use some optional services. The amount of these surcharges is clearly indicated in the application form.
For business trips, there is a surcharge of € 10,00 per traveller because the immigration department in Sri Lanka charges a higher price for processing visa applications for business travel.
In the application form, you can choose to submit an urgent application. Urgent applications are prioritized by the processing system, which means the average delivery time is a lot lower than for a standard application. The surcharge charged for an urgent delivery is € 17,50 per traveller.
If you need a visa on short notice, then you can submit an urgent application.
Standard applications are processed within 3 days on average. However, urgent applications are approved within an average of 23 minutes. Urgent applications are given priority and are therefore processed immediately after submission. Therefore, if you want to receive the visa at short notice, it is recommended to submit an urgent application.
You can pay the visa application fee online after completing the application form. You can use the following payment methods: Visa, Mastercard, American Express and PayPal.
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The average visa Sri Lanka delivery time is 3 days. Urgent applications are processed within an average of 23 minutes. . Ultimately, the delivery times of visa applications submitted online are significantly shorter than those of applications for physical visas through the High Commission of Sri Lanka. To avoid any problems, it is wise to submit your application well in advance. Because the Sri Lanka visa validity period is quite long, and thanks to innovations on the e-Visa.ie website, you can submit your application as early as you want. However, it is important that you have an approximation of when you will arrive in Sri Lanka because you are required to fill in an estimated arrival date on the form. Your actual arrival date may be up to 3 months earlier or later than the arrival date you enter in the form.
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Visa processing delays
The delivery times mentioned are averages, but there are no guarantees. Many applications will be processed quickly, but in exceptional cases there may also be delays in processing a visa application. For example, this may be due to a random check by the Sri Lankan Immigration Department, as well as technical glitches or public holidays. Even for urgent applications, delivery times can never be guaranteed.
Have you submitted a group application for several travellers at the same time? Although submitted together, each application is examined individually for each traveller. As a result, some travellersʼ applications may be processed earlier than those of other travellers within the same group application. This may be due to a random background check, for example.
A longer processing time does not mean that something is wrong or that the application in question is more likely to be rejected. As for the price of the Sri Lanka visa, it does not matter whether you submit individual applications or a group application. However, in the case of a group application, you do have the option of paying for all the visas at the same time.
e-Visa.ie is a commercial and professional visa agency, and supports travellers in obtaining, among others, the Sri Lanka visa. e-Visa.ie 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.ie, 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 € 22,11 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.