Foreign nationals intending to visit Sri Lanka for Diplomatic or Official purposes should forward their ETA applications to the Department of Immigration & Emigration in Sri Lanka through relevant Sri Lanka Government Ministries and Agencies or Sri Lanka Overseas Missions.
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.
Visas will be issued free of charge by the Consulate General for diplomatic and official passport holders traveling to Sri Lanka for official purposes. Please note that diplomatic and official passport holders traveling to Sri Lanka for other purposes must follow the relevant application procedures.
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 (except official assignment) to Sri Lanka. A visit visa will be issued on arrival to Sri Lanka for passport holders of these countries on the basis of arrangements made between the Government of Sri Lanka and the respective countries.