Business Visas are issued to foreign nationals who visit Sri Lanka for business purposes (business meetings & negotiations, conferences, workshops, seminars, short-term training-programmes, art/music/dance events, religious events or symposiums) for short periods of time. Visas may be issued for single, double, or multiple journeys.
To apply ETA for less than 30 days, the applicants can apply by themselves through the official website www.eta.gov.lk
ETA Applications through Third-Parties:
Applicants are advised to apply ETA ONLY through the official website (www.eta.gov.lk) since this mission has been received several complaints regarding Third-party websites. This mission is not responsible for any payments made to third-party sites or agencies.
To apply ETA for more than 30 days (Up to 90 days), the applicants can visit this Embassy in person OR can send the applications via post (at least 7 working days prior to departure) and the following documents must be submitted:
Completed Visa Application Form. (Please Click)
Current Passport (valid for at least 6 months from the date of arrival).
One recent passport-sized (3.5cm x 4.5cm) photograph.
A confirmed Return Ticket.
Letter from Chinese authorities’/business partner.
Letter from Sri Lankan organisation recommending the issuance of Visa.
Name and the postal address in Chinese, if the applicant wishes to have their passport posted back to them
ETA Processing Fee
China & Other Countries
China & Other Countries
Double Entry, Up To 30 Days
Single Entry, 90 Days
Double Entry, 90 Days
Twice the Country Fee*
Multiple Entry, 90 Days
Thrice the Country Fee*
*To see the country fee (Please Click)
Payment should be made ONLY by a bank transfer to the “Embassy of Sri Lanka” if it is posted.
Personal/Company cheques, wechat payments and Credit Cards are not accepted.
Conditions for a Business Visa
The visa must be utilised before the specified date of expiry.
Applications for the extension of all visas should be made to the Department of Immigration and Emigration Head Office.
General Eligibility Requirements for Sri Lankan Visas
The Department of Immigration & Emigration of Sri Lanka may issue a visa to an applicant if:
The Department is satisfied that the applicant is suitable to enter Sri Lanka.
The Department approves the purpose of entry to Sri Lanka.
The applicant holds a passport valid for at least 6 months from the date of first arrival in Sri Lanka.
The Department is satisfied that the applicant has sufficient funds for their stay in Sri Lanka, and for their return passage to their country of origin.
The applicant possesses a written assurance (ticket) to return to their country of origin, or to an onwards destination.