Update-Suspension of issuance of visas for Sri Lanka until further notice

In view of the present circumstances of the rapid spread of COVID-19 globally, the issuance of all categories of Sri Lanka visas for all foreign nationals will be suspended until further notice.

All types of Electronic Travel Authorizations (ETA), Entry Visas, Landing Endorsements, Multiple Entry Visas and Residence Visas that have already been granted will also be temporarily suspended and all foreign nationals holding such visas will not be allowed to enter Sri Lanka until 2359 hrs (Sri Lanka time) on 31 March 2020.

Extension of Sri Lankan visas for foreign nationals who are currently in Sri Lanka

Due to the spread of the Covid-19 virus in Sri Lanka, it has been decided to extend the validity period of all types of visas issued to all foreign nationals who are currently staying in Sri Lanka.

Such foreign nationals are kindly requested to proceed as advised below:

  1. The validity period of all types of visas will be extended for a period of 30 days with effect from 14th March 2020 to 12th April 2020.

Foreign nationals who wish to get their visas extended should visit the Visa Division of the Department of Immigration and Emigration at Battaramulla on either 08th and 09th of April 2020 to pay the relevant fee and to get the visa endorsed on their passports.

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NOTICE – Information on Sri Lankan students in the UK

This High Commission is at present in the process of collecting the details of Sri Lankan students studying in the UK. The purpose of having such details is to reach out to them in a situation such as the current Covid-19 pandemic.

Therefore, Sri Lankan students are requested to provide the following details via education@slhc-london.co.uk enabling this High Commission to update its database.

  • Name
  • Passport Number
  • Name of the University and the Course
  • Telephone Number and Address in the UK
  • Email Address
  • Contact person in Sri Lanka (Name, Address, Telephone Number, Email address)
  • Year of commencement of studies
  • Year of completion of studies

Moreover, Sri Lanka students Associations at UK Universities are also requested to inform the High Commission their details including the names of the office bearers and their contacts.

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