Visa Information and Tips . 29 Nov 2016 . Joshua Idahosa

How Nigerians Can Get a Visa to Sri Lanka

About Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka is an island nation in the Indian Ocean south of India. Its capitals are Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte and Colombo, and the official languages are Sinhala, Tamil and English. It is famous for its ancient Buddhist ruins, including the 5th-century citadel Sigiriya, with its palace and frescoes.

Sri Lanka is a tropical country, you can expect the rain anytime of the year in different parts of the country. However, the two major rainy seasons are North-East monsoon (October to January) and South-West monsoon (May to July). Its diverse landscapes range from rainforest and arid plains to highlands and sandy beaches. Sri Lanka is one of 25 biodiversity hotspots in the world

Types of Visa to Sri Lanka

There are several visa types that can be granted to travelers who wish to get into Sri Lanka, and this depends on the purpose of the travel. There are broadly two categories these visa types fall under.

  1. Visit visa
    • Tourist • Business • Transit

  2. Resident visa: This types of visas are granted for the following purposes
    • Study • Work • Religious purpose • Investor Category • Family Members of a Sri Lankan • Diplomatic and Official visa • My Dream Home Visa Program • Resident Guest Visa Program

Where to Go

Sri Lankan High Commission Abuja, Nigeria

Plot No. 1346, Cadastral Zone A05 Maitama Extension, Off Mamman asir Street, Abuja, Nigeria

Phone: (+234) 9 2916 439, (+234) 9 2916 442

Email: [email protected]



Below is a list of required documents you would be needing when applying for a business visa to Sri Lanka.

  1. Visa application form completely filled and signed.

  2. Recent passport sized photographs which captures
    the full face with a light background is required.

  3. International passport with validity exceeding the expected return date, with at least two blank pages.

  4. Copy of the passports data sheet (page on which the photo is located).

  5. Copies of your previous visas (if any).

  6. A cover letter stating the purpose of visit to Sri Lanka and itinerary.

  7. Flight Itinerary with dates and flight numbers specifying entry and exit from Sri Lanka.

  8. Health Insurance. Proof of health insurance covering international travel.

  9. Hotel reservation for the duration of the intended stay in Sri Lanka.

  10. A proof of your civil status (marriage certificate, birth certificate of children, death certificate of spouse if applicable).

  11. Proof of legal stay (if the application is not presented in the country of origin).

  12. Proof of sufficient financial means for the period of stay in Sri Lanka.

  13. If you will be receiving financial support from a host or other sponsor in Sri Lanka, their bank statement would be required. Please provide a copy of that individual's bank statement. Please note that the invitation letter from your host should specifically state the types of support they will be providing (financial, accommodations, etc.).

  14. Original Business letter, signed by the inviting company on the company letter paper, providing information about the travel purpose, specifying the type and desired validity of the visa.

  15. Proof of previous trade relations between the two companies, if any exists.

  16. Certificate of employment (if employed).

  17. If you are retired please submit proof of your retirement fund.

  18. A certificate from your employer stating/allowing your business travel (if employed).

  19. Trade register excerpt or the like (for self-employed).

  20. Bank statement for the last 3 months.

  21. Proof of group travel (if the travel is going to
    done in a group).

  22. Trade License (first issued and present renewal).

  23. Visa fees.

According to each individual case the competent embassy may request for additional documentation.

For further information, and all types of visas, please call or visit the Sri Lankan embassy in Nigeria.

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