Sri Lanka

Consulate information


1233 20th Street NW, Washington, DC 20036

Phone: (202) 861-0737 Website

Important Facts

  • COVID-19 REGULATIONS (Subject to change). Travelers must have a Covid-19 vaccine certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated at least 2 weeks before departure or have a printed negative Covid-19 PCR test taken at least 72 hours before departure from the first embarkation point or a printed negative Covid-19 rapid antigen test taken at least 48 hours before departure from the first embarkation point. For up to date information, click on this link
  • Passport must have at least¬†six (6) months validity beyond the completion of a trip and at least two (2) blank visa pages.
  • ELECTRONIC TRAVEL AUTHORIZATION (ETA) is available and must be obtained before departure.
  • For more information and questions contact the GC Visa office.
Visa Application Requirements US NON-US
Completed and signed application form
The application must be typewritten. Not handwritten.
Passport size photos - one (1) photo
White background and should be free of shadows, in color and clear, without glasses. Applicants must directly face camera w/ a neutral expression and clearly visible eyes.
Copy of valid passport's vital information page
Invitation letter
Letter should be addressed to the Consulate General of the Embassy or Immigration officer of the country. Must include: applicant's name as in passport, passport number, detailing the reason for traveling, dates, name, address and telephone number of the host.
Copy of flight itinerary
A round trip travel airline ticket with traveler's name.
Copy of hotel reservation/Evidence of address while staying in the country.
Letter of support (Business visa only)
The GC Visa office will provide
Proof of valid legal residency in the US (copy only)
Be ready to show the original when applying in person.

Forms and Links

Health Declaration Form Tourist Visa Application Form Business Visa Application Form

Processing Time

Processing timeService type
2 to 4 business daysETA (Tourist)
1 to 14 business daysETA (Business)

Fee per Visa

Payment Method: Credit Card, Online Payment,

Type of VisaFee per VisaType of entryTerm of visa
US Nationals
35.00Single/Double/MultipleUp to 90 days
Business40.00Single/Double/MultipleUp to 90 days
Return Service (Mail) - Extra20.00

Additional Notes

  • Allow (2) two extra days for GC Visa Office to process your application.
  • For Long Term/Work Visa and Children under 18, Contact GC Visa Office.
  • Please note that Embassies/Country Representative Offices change the requirements on a regular basis without notifying us.
  • There is a GC surcharge for our services.

Last updated: November 16, 2022