Internationals seeking extension of their tourist Sri Lankan ETA should apply for extensions before the expiry of their ETA while in Sri Lanka. Extensions are usually given in three (3) month blocks and maximum length of tourist visa is for six (6) months.

Document Requirement

a. Completed tourist visa extension application form

b. Passport of the applicant

c. One color passport size photograph  (size (3.5x 4.5 cm)

d. Proof of financial resources to cover expenses for extended stay

e. Proof of return air ticket

f. Other supporting documents to justify the request for extension


How to Apply

Extension can be applied at the Sri Lanka Immigration Visitor Services Centre located in Colombo. Your presence is NOT mandatory to submit the application. 

Step 1 - Visit the Immigration Visitor Services Centre to hand in your application 

Step 2 - Submit your application to the Department of Immigration for processing

Step 3 - Passport delivery/return

  • Department of Immigration and Emigration Address:
    41 Ananda Rajakaruna Mw ,Punchi Boralla Colombo 10