FRA 008 Applications for Visas for Sri Lanka

Sri Lankan nationals residing in France and other concurrently accredited countries which include Spain, Portugal, Monaco and Andorra.

Where to apply: forward your application to the following office.

Respective Country


Office and Contact details






Visiting Address

Mailing Address


General Contacts






Consular hours:


Embassy of Sri Lanka in France

16 Rue Spontini, 75016 Paris


Tel: 0033 155 73 31 31

Fax: 0033 155 73 18 79


Monday to Friday (Except public Holidays)

Receiving applications: 9.00 a.m. to 1.00 p.m.

Issuance of documents: 3.00 p.m. to 5.00 p.m.



  • What are the general eligibility requirements for Sri Lankan visas?
    • Sri Lanka immigration and emigration may Grant or issue visa to you
    • Sri Lanka immigration and emigration is satisfied that you are visitor/tourist
    • Sri Lanka immigration and emigration approves the purpose for which you are entering Sri Lanka
    • You hold a recognised passport valid for a minimum period of six months from the date of your arrival to Sri Lanka.
    • Sri Lanka immigration and emigration is satisfied that you have adequate funds for your maintenance whilst in Sri Lanka and for the payment of your return passage to the country which issued your passport.
    • You are in possession of a written assurance (ticket) to return to the country of domicile or a visa to the next country of destination if you are a visit visa holder.


  • What is ETA?

With effect from 1st January 2012 all holiday or business travellers must obtain electronic travel authorisation (ETA) for entering in Sri Lanka. Please visit for more information.

Special notice:

All payments for applying for ETA must be made only through the official website:

It has been found that some third-party agents apply visa through ETA on behalf of their clients and collect visa fees. The government of Sri Lanka has no control over these transactions.

  • How to apply?

Visas can be applied online or by physically submitting an application at the embassy of Sri Lanka Paris France or sending the application by post.


  • Who are eligible for visa exemptions?

Sri Lankan dual citizens, children whose birth has been registered under section 5 (2) citizenship act-1948 Sri Lanka and is below 21 years of age.

Children below 21 years of age born in Sri Lanka to Sri Lankan’s parents.


  • What are the types of Sri Lankan visas?
  • Visit visa (tourist and business purpose visa) details are given below.
  • Entry Visa – Residence visa
  • ETA for official and diplomatic passport holders.
  • Transit visa
  • Journalist visa 


The issuing authority of the Sri Lankan ETA visa is Department of Immigration and Emigration and the link for its website is

The travellers should be strongly advised to use only the official government of Sri Lanka ETA website  and to be cautious of other sites that appear legitimate.