You should apply for a business visa if you are travelling to Sri Lanka for one or several of the following purposes:
- Participation in business meetings and negotiations
- Conferences, workshops and seminars
- Short term training programs
- Participation in art, music and dance events
- Participation in symposiums
- Participation in religious events
The applicant or a third party on his/her behalf can apply for a 30 days Business Visa by submitting an ETA application online via the ETA website www.eta.gov.lk
It is advised to keep a copy of the ETA approval notice with the traveler to be produced at the port of entry in Sri Lanka.
When applying for an ETA through third parties, payments have to be made through www.eta.gov.lk and an acknowledgement of the ETA application should be obtained. Any payments made to other websites or agencies are not valid to process the ETA. Therefore, please ensure that the payment is made on www.eta.gov.lk to avoid having to pay again at the port of entry to Sri Lanka.
However, if you wish our Consulate General to submit your ETA online application on your behalf or if you are unable to submit the online application through the ETA website due to technical reasons, please hand over your duly completed application form to us together with other required documents mentioned below for the process of obtaining ETA approval.