Consular Service

The Department of Immigration and Emigration of Sri Lanka has introduced a new Machine Readable Visa Sticker (MRV), replacing the present visa issuance system, which complies with the standards of ICAO, while also incorporating universally recognized security features.


The newly introduced visa sticker has been launched with effect from 15 June 2016 at the Head Office of the Department of Immigration and Emigration in Colombo.


With effect from 1st January 2012, all Holiday or Business travelers to Sri Lanka must have Electronic Travel Authorization (ETA) for entering in to Sri Lanka. Please visit www.eta.gov.lk for more information.


When applying ETA by third parties payments are to be made through the arrangement made in our website www.eta.gov.lk and obtain acknowledgement of ETA application. Any payments made to other websites or agencies are not valid to process a valid ETA. Therefore, always ensure that the payments made by accessing to Sri Lanka ETA website and avoid making repayment at the port of entry to Sri Lanka.


On the basis of reciprocity, citizens of The Republic of Singapore, The Republic of Maldives and The Republic of Seychelles are exempt from the requirement of obtaining ETA to visit Sri Lanka.


Under certain circumstances interviews will be conducted by the high commission and might be asked to provide extra documents if necessary.


Those applying at the High Commission could pay the visa fees only in cash for which an official receipt would be issued. Visa fees paid will not be refunded.


[1] Tourist Visa


Sightseeing, holidaying
Visiting friends and relatives
Medical treatment including Ayurveda and yoga
Participate in sporting events, competitions and activities relating to cultural performance
Visiting project related matters

Note:

(I). All other foreign nationals except Singapore nationals intending to travel to Sri Lanka for the above purposes are required to apply for visa through www.eta.gov.lk website. Travellers who wish to travel to Sri Lanka for less than 30 days can obtain Tourist visa with double entries through www.eta.gov.lk The visa approval will receive within two days. The ETA is limited to 30 days stay in Sri Lanka from the date of arrival, but it could be extended for up to 90 days from the Department of Immigration & Emigration, in Sri Lanka by paying the relevant fee.
(II). If the applicant does not receive the visa approval notice within 2 working days, you may login to www.eta.gov.lk on the home page and check your visa status. Please go to the ETA home page followed by the “check status” and enter your reference or passport number with the nationality. If the status indicates, “ETA is approved” please take a print out of that to take with you when you are going to Sri Lanka.
(III). Those who are not in a position to apply online or unable to submit applications through www.eta.gov.lk , may submit applications to the High Commission. Applications could be submitted on Monday to Friday, between 9.00am to 12.30pm. Collection is after 3 working days between 9.00am to 12.30pm. - Download Application

Relevant Visa fees :

i. SAARC Member Country Passport – S$28/-

ii. Other Country Passport – S$49/-

(IV). Applying at the time of arrival at special counters at the Airport. Those who are not in a position to apply on line, through Sri Lanka diplomatic missions or travelling on an emergency, could apply at a special counter at the airport.

Requirements:

Duly filled Application - Download Application
Payment could be made by USD (United States Dollars) only at the On arrival counters at the Bandaranaike International Airport.

i. SAARC Member Country Passport – USD 25/-

ii. Other Country Passport – USD40/-

[2] Business Visa – Up to 30 days


Participate in business meetings and negotiations.
Conferences, Workshops and Seminars.
Short training courses.
Participate in art, music and dance events.
Participate in Symposiums.
Participate in Religious events.

Note:

(I). All other foreign nationals except Singapore, Maldives and Seychelles nationals intending to travel to Sri Lanka for the above purposes are required to apply for visa through www.eta.gov.lk website.
(II). Those who are not in a position to apply online or unable to submit applications through www.eta.gov.lk may submit applications to the High Commission. Applications could be submitted on Monday to Friday, between 9.00am to 12.30pm. Collection is after 3 working days between 9.00am to 12.30pm.You will be granted maximum 30 days Business visa with Multiple Entries.

Requirements:

Duly filled Application - Download Application
02 Passport size (4.5cm*3.5cm) Photographs
An Invitation/Visa requesting letter from the Company/Organisation in Sri Lanka.
A detailed Visa request letter from the company or organization in Singapore.
Valid Passport and a copy of the data page of the Passport
Passport should be valid more than six months (180 days) from the date of arrival in Sri Lanka
Copy of Singapore/Brunei SPR/EP/"S" Pass/DP/WP
Under certain circumstances interviews will be conducted by the High Commission and the interviewees might be asked to provide extra documents if necessary.
Relevant Visa Fees –

i. SAARC Member Country Passport - S$ 42/-

ii. Other Country Passport - S$ 56/-

Visa fees paid will not be refunded.

[3] ETA for Official and Diplomatic Passport Holders


Official and Diplomatic Passport holders travelling for tourist purpose is expected to apply for visa online as per the above.
However if they are travelling for other purposes other than tourism prior Visa should be obtained through the High Commission stating the purpose of visit and specific period of travel.

Requirements:

Duly filled Application - Download Application
Applicant's valid Passport together with a copy of the Passport.
Passport should be valid more than six months (180 days) from the date of arrival in Sri Lanka.
Formal note from the respective government stating the purpose of the visit.
Fee as appropriate.

Note:

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.

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[4] Transit Visa


Transit Visa currently issued at www.eta.gov.lk

[5] Journalist Visa


Applicants are encouraged to submit applications one month prior to their departure. Please note that visa will be provided only after clearance is granted from the Ministry of External Affairs in Colombo.

Requirements:
Duly filled Visa Application Form for each member - Download Application
Two passport size photographs for each member.
Copy of the passport and Singapore/Brunei SPR/EP/"S" Pass/DP/LTVP/Student Pass/WP.
Duly completed Agreement Form
Itinerary.
Equipment list and Carnet.
Letter from organization requesting Visa, encapsulating Details of Visit/ Programme.
Relevant Visa Fee.

[6] Residence Visa


The High Commission requires prior approval from the Controller General, Immigration and Emigration of Sri Lanka (CG, I&E) to issue entry visa under this category. Please see Residence Visa section in the website www.immigration.gov.lk for details.
Business Organization or the NGO in Sri Lanka should submit the application for work / resident visa on behalf of the applicant directly to the (Controller General, I & E). The (Controller General, I & E) will then authorize this High Commission to issue entry visa to the applicant.
On receipt of the approval from the Controller General of Immigration & Emigration, the High Commission could issue entry visa once the applicant submits the documents mentioned under 'REQUIREMENTS' - Download Application
Applications could be submitted on Monday to Friday, between 9.00am to 12.30pm. Collection is after 1 working day between 9.00am to 12.30pm.
Fee as appropriate.
Applicant should come in person to submit the application.
All payments are accepted by cash only.
General
Originals of the below listed documents, together with 2 sets of photocopies, should be submitted with the application (originals will be returned after due verification)
Sri Lankan Nationals living in Brunei should have their documents attested by the Honorary Consul for Sri Lanka in Brunei.
Eligibility

Sri Lankan nationals living in Singapore or Brunei Darussalam


Requirements
Duly filled Passport Application Form - Download Application
Passport Declaration Form - Download Application
Three passport size (4.5c.m.x 3.5c.m.) color photographs (Full front face, both ears visible & without spectacles, the photographs should have been taken within 3 months and it should not be gloss or semi-gloss)
Degree certificate and a letter from the company addressed to the Controller Immigration mentioning your current designation to include your occupation in the passport. (Kindly note that job appointment letters are not accepted)
Original Birth Certificate (translations are not accepted)
If the applicant was born outside of Sri Lanka, the Citizenship Certificate.
If the applicant is a citizen by registration, the Citizenship Certificate.
National Identity Card issued by the Commissioner for Registration of Persons
Copy of the Singapore/Brunei SPR/EP/"S" Pass/DP/LTVP/Student Pass/WP
Application fee S$210/- By Cash
Requirements
Both parents and child should be present to submit the application.
All payments are accepted by cash only
Duly filled Passport Application Form - Download Application
Passport Declaration Form - Download Application
No Objection Letter - Download Application
Three passport size (4.5c.m.x 3.5c.m.) color photographs (Full front face, both ears visible & without spectacles, the photographs should have been taken within 3 months and it should not be gloss or semi-gloss)
Degree certificate and a letter from the company addressed to the Controller Immigration mentioning your current designation to include your occupation in the passport. (Kindly note that job appointment letters are not accepted)
Original Birth Certificate (translations are not accepted)
If the applicant was born outside of Sri Lanka, the Citizenship Certificate.
If the applicant is a citizen by registration, the Citizenship Certificate.
Letter of consent signed by both parents giving their consent to issue a new passport to the minor
Death Certificate in case of either Parent's death, Divorce Certificate/Court decision together with the order of Custodianship of the child, if parents are divorced
Both parents Singapore/Brunei SPR/EP/"S" Pass/DP/LTVP/Student Pass/WP
Application fee S$210/- By Cash
Note
For applicants not holding a valid visa will be issued a Non Machine Readable Passport (NMRP), which will be valid only to return to Sri Lanka.
Every applicant, including children, requesting a NMRP should be present for an interview with all relevant documents at the Consular Division of the High Commission.
Requirements
Duly filled Passport Application Form - Download Application
Passport Declaration Form - Download Application
Three passport size (4.5c.m.x 3.5c.m.) color photographs (Full front face, both ears visible & without spectacles, the photographs should have been taken within 3 months and it should not be gloss or semi-gloss)
A Police report obtained from a local Police station
A copy of the previous passport
Original Birth Certificate (translations are not accepted)
National Identity Card issued by the Department of Registration of Persons
Copy of the Singapore/Brunei SPR/EP/"S" Pass/DP/LTVP/Student Pass/WP
Application fee with the copy of the lost passport – S$ 490/- By Cash
Application fee without the copy of the lost passport – S$ 630/- By Cash
Eligibility
Children born in Singapore or Brunei Darussalam to Sri Lankan parents
Birth should be registered at a Sri Lanka Mission abroad (Please see under Registration of Birth for more details)
Requirements
Duly filled Passport Application Form - Download Application
No Objection Letter - Download Application
Two passport size (4.5c.m.x 3.5c.m.) color photographs (Full front face, both ears visible & without spectacles, the photographs should have been taken within 3 months and it should not be gloss or semi-gloss)
Singapore/Brunei Birth Certificate
Payment receipt for Birth and Citizenship registration
Application Fee – S$ 71/- By Cash
A Temporary Passport can be issued in lieu of a lost Passport of a Sri Lankan National, only to travel back to Sri Lanka.
Requirements
Duly filled Passport Application Form - Download Application
Lost Application Form - Download Application
Two Passport size (4.5c.m.x 3.5c.m.) color photographs (Full front face, both ears visible & without spectacles, the photographs should have been taken within 3 months and it should not be gloss or semi-gloss)
Statement made by the Applicant regarding the loss of Passport
Police report obtained from a local Police Station
Special Pass obtained from the Singapore Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (only applicable for Social Visit Visa holders)
Copy of the lost passport
Copy of the Birth Certificate and Sri Lanka National Identity Card
Copy of the Singapore/Brunei SPR/EP/"S" Pass/DP/LTVP/Student Pass/WP
10. Application Fee – S$ 212/- By Cash

Passports are valid for 5 years from the date of issuance can be renewed for a further period of 5 years. Total period of validity cannot exceed 10 years from the date of issuance.

Requirements
Duly filled Application Form - Download Application
Current Passport
Copy of the Singapore/Brunei SPR/EP/"S" Pass/DP/LTVP/Student Pass/WP
Application Fee –S$ 4/- (Per Year) By Cash

The last five pages (pg no’s 57-61) in a Sri Lankan Passport can be validated as Visa Pages if you have not used. (eg: the page should be blank without any endorsements done)

Requirements
Duly filled Application Form - Download Application
Current Passport
Copy of the Singapore/Brunei SPR/EP/"S" Pass/DP/LTVP/Student Pass/WP
Application Fee –S$ 15/- (Per side) By Cash
Requirements
Duly filled Application Form - Download Application
Current Passport
Original Birth Certificate (Translations are not accepted)
Original Marriage Certificate (Translations are not accepted)
Copy of the Singapore/Brunei SPR/EP/"S" Pass/DP/LTVP/Student Pass/WP
Application Fee –S$ 15/- By Cash
Requirements
Duly filled Application Form - Download Application
Current Passport
Original Birth Certificate (Translations are not accepted)
Copy of the Singapore/Brunei SPR/EP/"S" Pass/DP/LTVP/Student Pass/WP
Degree Certificate and a Letter from the Company addressed to the Controller Immigration mentioning your current designation to include your occupation in the Passport. (Kindly note that job appointment letters are not accepted)
Application Fee –S$ 15/- By Cash
Requirements
Duly filled Application Form - Download Application
Current Passport
Original Birth Certificate (Translations are not accepted)
Copy of the Singapore/Brunei SPR/EP/"S" Pass/DP/LTVP/Student Pass/WP
Application Fee –S$ 71/- By Cash
Sri Lankan Citizens who are granted with the Singapore Citizenship, have to forward their Application Forms along with following documents with two set of photo copies in order to renounce the Sri Lanka Citizenship.
Requirements
Duly filled Application Form - Download Application
Letter issued by the Singapore Immigration and Checkpoints Authority regarding the Citizenship
A letter written by the Applicant requesting to renounce his/her Sri Lankan Citizenship from the Controller, Department of Immigration and Emigration of Sri Lanka
Original Birth Certificate (Translations are not accepted)
Sri Lankan Passport
National Identity Card of Sri Lanka
Application Fee –S$ 70/- By Cash
Eligibility
Both parents and child should be present at the time of Registration
First we will issue a Temporary Passport for the baby in order to process within 42 days of Birth with ICA. (Please see the requirements above for the Temporary Passports (NMRP) - Newly born children in Singapore)
Father or the mother of the child should be a citizen of Sri Lanka at the time of the birth of the child.
The birth place should be either Singapore or Brunei.
General
Application for registration should be made to this High Commission within 3 months (under declaration 16) from the birth or,
If an application is made after 03 months (under declaration 23) and within one year of the birth, the father of the child should submit an explanation of the reasons for the delay to the High Commission.
When an application (under declaration 23) is made after one year of the birth, the application will be forwarded to the Registrar General in Colombo, before the registration at the High Commission. Applicants are liable to pay a surcharge in addition to the normal fee.
The following original documents should be forwarded with two sets of photocopies :
An Application for Registration of Birth - Download Application
An Application for Registration of Citizenship - Download Application
Original Birth certificate of the child issued by the Competent Authority in Singapore/Brunei.
Original Birth Certificates of parents. (Translations are not accepted as original)
Original Marriage Certificate of parents.
Passports of parents with copies of the bio page and visa page at the time of child was born
Copy of the Parent’s Singapore/Brunei SPR/EP/"S" Pass/DP/LTVP/Student Pass/WP
Application Fee S$ 68/- + Temporary Passport – S$ 71/- By Cash

Registration of Marriages will be conducted strictly on a first come first served basis. The parties are advised to deal directly with the High Commission and not with agents or any other party. It is highly recommended to contact the Consular section of this Mission in order to confirm the relevant documentation before both parties arrive in Singapore.

Notice of Marriage

Submission of forged documents is a Punishable Offence and such applications will be rejected.

Parties can select one of the following methods to submit the Notice of Marriage.
If both parties have resided in Singapore for more than 10 days they can submit their Notice of Marriage under normal license. - Download Marriage Notice
If both parties have resided in Singapore for more than 4 days, they can submit their Notice of Marriage under Special License. - Download Marriage Notice
Date of Registration
The date and time for registration will be notified to the party, once the Application is processed and accepted by the High Commission.
Certified copies of Marriage Certificates will be issued on a subsequent date by the High Commission, if required. Additional copies of the Marriage Certificate could be obtained on payment of the prescribed fees.
Eligibility
At least one of the parties to the marriage should be a Citizen of Sri Lanka.
Both parties should not be under 18 years of age.
Requirements
Passports of both parties. (with photocopies of Bio Page and Singapore Visa Page)
Original and a translation of Birth Certificates of both parties and should be authenticated by the Ministry of External Affairs in Sri Lanka.
Passports of witnesses (Two Sri Lankan Passport holders)
Affidavit for Civil status/unmarried status of both parties, declared before a Justice of Peace. This Certificate should authenticate by the Consular Division of the Ministry of External Affairs in Sri Lanka
Persons who are living overseas should obtain an unmarried certificate in addition to the above, stating their civil status/unmarried status from relevant Government authority. It should be authenticated from the Sri Lankan Embassy or High Commission in the relevant country. - Persons who live in Germany should provide the certificate of Aptitude for Marriage( Affidavits from lawyers are not accepted)
Divorcees should submit Divorce Certificate (should be authenticated by the Ministry of External Affairs in Sri Lanka or by a Sri Lanka Embassy/High Commission in the country where the Certificate issued)
In case of widow/widower, should submit the previous marriage certificate and death certificate (should be authenticated by the Ministry of External Affairs in Sri Lanka or should be authenticated by a Sri Lankan Embassy/High Commission in the country where the certificates are issued)
Application Fee – Normal Notice S$ 270/- By Cash
Application Fee – Special Notice S$ 370/- By Cash

A Death can be registered at the High Commission provided the following conditions are fulfilled;

The deceased is a Citizen of Sri Lanka
The death had occurred in Singapore or in Brunei
Procedure for Registration of Death
An Applicant should be the nearest relative of the deceased or a relative of the deceased who resides in the country, where the death occurred or the main occupant of the house where the death occurred or the doctor in charge of the hospital/public institution where the death occurred or if there are no such person who takes action to dispose of the deceased by burial, cremation or other means.

If relatives wish to repatriate human remains, it is necessary to get relevant certification from this High Commission for Death certificate issued from relevant authorities and other Export certificates.
The Application for registration of death should be made to the High Commission within three months of the death. (Under "Section 30")
When an Application is made after 03 months and within one year, reason for delay should be submitted in writing to the High Commission. (Under "Section 36")
When an Application is made after one year, an explanation addressed to the Registrar General should be forwarded, before such a Death is registered at the High Commission.
Certification of Death will be sent to the Consular Division of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Colombo.
Requirements
Duly filled Application Form - Download Application
Passport of the deceased or if the deceased is a minor, the Passport of the parent valid at the time of the Death
Death Certificate of the deceased issued by the Competent Authority in Singapore or in Brunei
Application Fee S$ 30/- By Cash

Authentication of Documents
Authentication of documents can be conducted if following requirements are fulfilled :

Certificates/Documents such as Birth, Marriage, Death and Educational issued by the relevant authority should be authenticated by the Ministry of External Affairs of Sri Lanka
Certificates/Documents issued by Singapore Authorities/Institutes should be authenticated by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Singapore.
Certificates/documents issued by Brunei Authorities/Institutes should be authenticated by the Brunei High Commission in Singapore.
Attestation of Documents by Justice of the Peace (JP)
If a person needs to sign documents such as a Power of Attorney or Affidavits before a JP, this service is available at the High Commission.
In order to obtain the service of a JP, the Sri Lanka Passport and the Singapore/Brunei IC should be submitted.
Two witnesses (Sri Lankan Passport Holders) should accompany the Applicant.

Document issued in Sri Lanka ether in Sinhala or Tamil Languages can be translated to English, only if such document is authenticated by the Ministry of External Affairs in Sri Lanka.


If a person wishes to apply for a police clearance they can send their application directly to the Police Head Quarters (Please visit: http://www.police.lk/index.php/component/content/article/91)
Applications could also be forwarded through the High Commission.
Requirements
All original documents should be submitted with two sets of photo copies
Duly completed Application in duplicate - Application for Police Clearance Certificate
A Bank Draft equivalent to the sum of Sri Lanka Rs. 1000/= to A/C No. 007041413 payable at Taprobane Branch, Bank of Ceylon, Colombo 01, Sri Lanka.
Original Birth Certificate
Passport (Bio page)
Sri Lanka National Identity Card
Office hours: : 9.00am to 1.00pm and 2.00pm to 5.15pm Monday- Friday
Consular hours : 9.00am to 12.30pm
Labour welfare : submission of documents 9.00am to 12.30pm

(All payments made to the high commission will be accepted by cash)
Public holidays for the Sir Lank mission in Singapore for the year 2012

S/No Date  Day Occasion
1 23rd January 2012 Monday Chinese New Year Day*
2 04th February 2012 Saturday Sri Lanka National Day**
3 6th April 2012 Friday Good Friday*
4 13th April 2012 Friday Sinhala & Tamil New Year Day**
5 1st May 2012 Tuesday Labour Day*
6 4th May 2012 Friday Vesak Full Moon Poya Day***
7 4th June 2012 Monday Poson Full Moon Poya Day**
8 09th August 2012 Thursday Singapore National Day*
9 20th August 2012 Monday Id-Ul-Fitr (Ramazan Festival Day)****
10 26th October 2012 Friday Hari Raya Haji Day*
11 13th November 2012 Tuesday Deepavali Festival Day***
12 25th December 2012 Tuesday Christmas Day***
* - Holidays Declared in Singapore
** - Holiday Declared in Sri Lanka
*** - Holidays Declared in Singapore and Sri Lanka
**** - In lieu of Vesak Full Moon Poya Day
**** - In lieu of Id-Ul-Fitr (Ramazan Festival Day)
Service Fee S$
New Passport 210
New Passport for Lost Passport with a copy of the previous Passport 490
with a copy of a J/K/L series passport 490
without a copy of the previous passport 630
Temporary Travel Documents (NMRP in lieu of new passport application 35
only for return to Sri Lanka (Lost ppt.) 212
for a new born child 71
Conversion of a Passport valid for Specified Countries to All Country 71
Renewal of passport (maximum 5 years) – per one year 4
Alteration / Endorsement in passport/Valid for Visa 15
Addition / Deletion of names of children in passport 15
Registration of SL Citizenship for a new bon child 61
Translation of documents (per document)
Certification of documents (per document)
Certification of the pp copy - Business purpose
70
55
12
Authentication of Certificates / Documents
Attestation of Document as a Justice of Peace
Swearing or Affirming an Affidavit
Administering an Oath or Affirmation
70
Registration of Birth (Within first year)
Delayed registration (Surcharge per year)
7
15
Registration of Death 30
Registration of Marriage
Normal Notice
Special Notice

270
370
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