Validity period of all visas obtained by foreigners extended


The validity period of all types of visas currently obtained by foreigners residing in Sri Lanka has been extended by 30 days from August 8 to September 7, the Immigration and Emigration Department announced.

The Department said that only Visa fees applicable for that period would be charged for the Visas expiring within this period and exempted from charging an overstay penalty.

Accordingly, Tourist Visa holders can follow one of the three methodologies below to make payment for the extension of visa and to get visa endorsement:

  1. Tourist visa holders are hereby advised to pay the relevant visa fee and get the visa extension via the below mentioned link on or before September 7
  2. If you intend to leave Sri Lanka during the aforementioned period, your journey will be also facilitated by paying the relevant visa fee at the Airport.
  3. Visit the Head office at Battaramulla on or before September 7 and get endorsed the visa in the passport by making the relevant Visa fees. The visa extension also applies to all resident visa holders. To get an extension of the residence visa before that date, contact 0707101050 from 8.30 a.m. to 3.00 p.m. on working days, to make an appointment.

Visa endorsement shall be obtained visiting the head office at Battaramulla on or before September 7 and making payment the relevant visa fees.