Business Visa

  • Business travels can apply through online an “Electronic Travel Authorization” for business purposes (Business ETA) to Sri Lanka through the official website of the Department of Immigration and Emigration, Sri Lanka, eta.gov.lk.
  • The Business ETA is issued to following business purposes;
    • Participate in business meetings and negotiations
    • Participate in Conferences, workshops and seminars
    • To take part in Short term training programs (less than one month)
    • Participate in art, music and dance events
    • Participating in religious events
    • Participate in Symposium
  • Online applicants are warned to be cautious about fraudulent online websites which pretends to be the official website of the Department of Immigration and Emigration of Sri Lanka which charge exorbitant amount for the issuance of Business ETA.
  • Brazilian or other nationalities residing in Brazil or other countries in South America can apply Business ETA through the Embassy of Sri Lanka in Brasilia by submitting the following documents along with the prescribed visa fee.
    • Duly filled ETA Business Visa
    • Copy of the bio-data/photo page of the passport with at least six (6) months validity from the date of arrival in Sri Lanka
    • 2 recent colour photographs with light blue or white background in size 4.5 cm x 3.5 cm (Forehead & both ears should be exposed) taken within last 6 months
    • Copy of the return air ticket
    • Details of the accommodation in Sri Lanka (hotel reservation, contacts etc.)
    • Letter of Invitation from the Sri Lankan host/partner company/personal and contact details of the local host.
    • Business ETA processing fee
  • The visa fee can be paid in cash at the Embassy or to be transferred to the official Bank Account of the Embassy of Sri Lanka in Brasilia. Once the visa fee is transferred the receipt of the bank transfer must be emailed along with the visa application to the official email of the Embassy, brasilia@mfa.gov.lk. The details of the Embassy Bank Account are available on request.