Validity period of visas obtained by foreigners in Sri Lanka extended

The validity period of all types of visas currently by foreigners currently residing in Sri Lanka has been extended by 30 days from 08th August 2021 to 07th September 2021, the Department of Immigration and Emigration said.

Accordingly, tourist Visa holders can follow one of the methodologies to make the payment
for the extension of the visa.

To obtain an extension for a tourist visa (maximum six months from arrival date), tourist visa holders have been advised to pay the relevant visa fee and get the visa extension via the below mentioned link on or before 07th September 2021 https://eservices.immigration.gov.lk/vs

If the tourist intends to leave Sri Lanka during the aforementioned period, the journey will be also facilitated by paying the relevant visa fee at the airport.

Tourists can also visit the Department of Immigration and Emigration Head Office at Battaramulla on or before 07th September 2021 and get the visa endorsed on the passport by making the relevant Visa fees.

The visa extension from 08th August 2021 to 07th September 2021 also applies to all resident visa holders. (Colombo Gazette)

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