1. Fast.  CIBTvisas specialises in securing Sri Lanka visas and can help you secure a Sri Lanka visa.
  2. Easy.  CIBTvisas is the easiest way to get a visa and can secure in as little as one day.  We process Sri Lanka visas at the Sri Lanka Embassy every day for residents of the UK.











Sri Lanka Visa FAQs

When is the best time to apply for my Sri Lanka visa?
The best time to apply for your Sri Lanka visa is 1-2 months before your travel date. However, if you are running short on time, we may be able to process your visa on a faster service at the Embassy’s discretion.

Do I have to send you my passport to get a Sri Lanka visa? Is it safe to send a passport?
Yes. You will need to send your actual passport, not a copy of it. The Sri Lanka visa is stamped on your passport and will become one of your passport pages. Visa request cannot be processed without your original passport. Because of the importance of your passport, we strongly suggest that you send your application by a secure method, such as a guaranteed postal service or courier.

Sample of the Business Travel Requirements for an Sri Lanka Visa for Irish Citizens

  1. Overseas Processing

    There is no Embassy representation for this destination in Ireland. All applications are processed abroad using our CIBTvisas office in England. Overseas courier fees of €75.00 + VAT per order apply in addition to the fees listed

  2. Passport

    The applicant's actual signed passport. The passport must:

    • Have at least one blank visa page
    • Be valid for six months beyond exit date

  3. Photograph(s)

    You must provide two colour, passport type photographs that meet the following criteria:

    • Be taken within the last three months and printed on high quality photo paper
    • Be taken against an all white background
    • Be 35 mm by 45mm in size
    • Provide the full frontal view of your head with your face centered in the middle and displaying a neutral (non-smiling) expression
    • You may wear neither spectacles nor headwear except for religious purposes
    • Your photos should not be affixed to your application or display evidence of adhesive or staples

  4. Business Introduction Letter

    You must provide an original Business Introduction Letter from the applicant's Irish employer. All letters must be printed on company letterhead that displays a Irish postal address. Use the sample Business Introduction Letter provided at https://cibtvisas.ie/forms?formname=Business%20Introduction%20Letter%20Sample.pdf to complete your letter.

    Note that most consulates require the Business Cover Letter to be dated within one month of application submission.

    In addition to the language provided in the sample, your Business Introduction Letter must:
    • Be addressed to: "The Sri Lanka High Commission, 13 Hyde Park Gardens, London, W2 2LU"

  5. Letter of Invitation

    A letter of invitation from the company the applicant is visiting. A copy is acceptable. This letter must:

    • Be addressed to: "The Sri Lanka High Commission, 13 Hyde Park Gardens, London, W2 2LU"
    • Be on company letterhead paper
    • Include the name of the applicant
    • State the purpose of journey
    • State the date(s) of journey
    • Specify the requested number of entries and the length of visa required
    • Explain the reasons for the number of entries required if more than one entry requested    

  6. Visa Application Form

    One fully completed and signed application form

  7. CIBTvisas Order Confirmation

    Provide the CIBTvisas Order Confirmation included in this kit.

  8. Previous visits to areas impacted by COVID-19

    Sri Lanka has temporarily suspended entry to travellers who have been to Italy, Iran or South Korea in the past 14 days

Sample of the Tourist Travel Requirements for an Sri Lanka Visa for Irish Citizens

  1. Eligibility and Documentation

    The Government of Sri Lanka utilises an electronic visa issuance system which is the equivalent to a visa, but no stamp or label is placed in the passport.

    To be eligible the traveller must:

    • Not hold a valid ETA, residence visa or multiple entry visa for Sri Lanka
    • Be outside Sri Lanka
    • Hold a passport valid at least six months on entry with one blank visa page
    • Hold proof of sufficient funds
    • Hold proof of onward/return flights
    • Hold proof of hotel reservation
    • Hold all documents required for the next destination

    To complete the order form the traveller must provide:

    • A copy of the passport information page

    Apply now and complete our order form providing basic travel and personal details. We'll take care of the rest keeping you apprised of your order's progress over email.