Sri Lanka: Discover the Pearl of the Indian Ocean
Cricket, peace-loving, religious, smiley friendly people, fascination for tea- Sooo many similarities between Bengalis and Sinhalese.
Rice and Curry, Kottu, Hoppers, and seafood- Srilankan local cuisine goes too well with the tastebud of us.
Good food, long relaxing beaches, a glimpse of the historical colonial city of Galle, wildlife, and religious places like the Buddhist temple or Adam’s peak- this south Asian country is like an all-in-one pack for tourists.
No wonder, the Small pearl-shaped Lankan Island is one of the top countries on Bangladeshi’s bucket lists. If you’re also in the same club and worrying about the long visa process, then we got good news for you.
The foreigners of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka open their door to Bangladeshis with warm hands- with an Arrival visa. Let’s see the whole process of Sri Lanka Visa from Bangladesh.
Sri Lanka Tourist Visas from Bangladesh
Bangladeshi who want to visit Sri Lanka for a short time (even less than 30 days) are required to have a Tourist Visa. First, let’s see what you can do with that visa:
- Medical treatment including Ayurvedic and yoga,
- Participate in sporting events
- Visiting friends and relatives
- To attend a cultural performance
- Participate in Competitions and activities relating to sports
You can apply with either-
- Applying online for ETA
- Or can APPLY FOR Sri Lanka visit VISA AT THE HIGH COMMISSION
Method 1: Through (ETA) – Applying Online
ETA stands for Electronic Travel Authorization. Sri Lankan Government opens this facility for tourists of all members of SAARC (South Asian Association For Regional Co-operation) including Bangladesh.
It is called- SAARC Passport.
While other passport holders have to pay $35.00, SAARC Passport holders can pay only $20.00(Sri Lanka visa fee for Bangladeshi) to visit Sri Lanka. The payment method is also totally online.
Bangladeshis who wish to travel to this Island nation for less than 30 days can apply for Tourist visa with double entries through www.eta.gov.lk. The Requirements to apply online are-
- Valid Passport
- Photograph (digital)
- Valid e-mail address
- Digital Payment method
The processing time is usually within 3 working days.
If you did not receive the confirmation within 2 working days by email, you might have to check the visa status at www.eta.gov.lk.
The ETA of 30 days (from the date of arrival) can be extended for up to 3 months for visit purposes. But please note that you have to pay an extension fee to the Department of Immigration & Emigration, Sri Lanka.
With the ETA or tourist visa, one cannot engage in:
- Any business/ profession
- Social or charity work
- Any other form of voluntary work
- Or employment paid or unpaid
For those, you need to obtain prior visas from the Department of Immigration & Emigration.
Method 2: Applying for Sri Lanka Tourist Visa At the High Commision
The Srilankan HIGH COMMISSION in Bangladesh keeps an alternative way for those who are not used to online e-visa. The applicant can get a tourist visa by post or in person at the High Commission visa counter in the Sri Lanka Embassy, Dhaka.
The visa fee and validity are the same. But you need to pay the fee (20$ for Bangladeshis) in Cash. And it’s not non-refundable.
The Required documents are:
- Valid passport (passport should be valid for six months)
- Visa application form (available in the downloads section)
- 2 recent photographs – passport size
- Air ticket
- Bank endorsement of USD200
- Travel itinerary
- Relevant Visa fee
The processing time is again 3 working days and get the visa between 3.30 p.m to 4.30 p.m. And the time of submission is 9.30 a.m to 12.00 p.m(Sunday to Thursday).
Sri Lankan Transit Visa
Yes, the foreign ministry is issuing a Transit visa for up to 48 hours currently at their official website. It is now free of charge but one should have an ETA reference number). For any queries regarding transit visa, you can contact-
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, Fax: 0094 11 2674631, Hotline: 0094 71 9967888
Sri Lanka Visa Agency in Bangladesh
Struggling with the new issues ETA process for Sri Lankan visas?
Visa Processing Centre can help you to make your dream to fly to this neighboring country. We have dedicated team work to assure the highest level of service and support to get a Sri Lankan Visa.
With years of experience in the tourism industry, we have the knowledge and expertise to guide our clients through the ETA application process, ensuring that all required documents are in order and that the application is completed correctly every step of the way.
Whether you’re a first-time traveler with an On-arrival visa or a seasoned veteran, Visa Processing Center is here to help you plan your dream trip to Sri Lanka.
Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you get your ETA and start planning your next adventure!
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
You must have a million questions when opting for a service like this. Let us answer the popular ones for you!
Does Bangladeshi need a visa for Sri Lanka? Can I get Sri Lanka visa on arrival?
Yes, the citizens of any SAARC country including Bangladeshi can visit Sri Lanka with an on-arrival visa but only when holding ETA.
Where to check Sri Lanka eta status?
To check the status, you have to go to the official website www.eta.gov.lk.
What is the address of the high commission of Sri Lanka in Bangladesh?
High Commission of Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka :
Address: 10 Rd No 62, Gulshan 2, Dhaka 1212, Bangladesh, Phone: +880 1959-030948, Hours: Open 10 AM Closes 5 PM