How to submit visa application at the Sri Lankan Embassy in USA


How to submit visa application at the Sri Lankan Embassy in USA

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If the travel requirements of the applicant demand submission documents, they must be submitted by visiting the Sri Lanka visa application centre, In the case of an Sri Lanka e visa, a visit is not mandatory to the Embassy, consulate, or Sri Lanka authorised visa agent.

To know more, please visit: http://slembassyusa.org/new/consular/visas/44-consular/visa/1484-90tourist-visa.html

The Sri Lankan Embassy is in Washington, with H.E. Rodney Perera serving as the Ambassador. The Embassy offers many services to the Sri Lanka Citizen in the United States, such as the Sri Lanka passport renewal, attestation certificates, emergency certificates, etc.

3025 Whitehaven Street NW, Washington, DC-20008.
Tel: 202-483-4025
Email: slembassy@slembassyusa.org

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To know more, please visit: http://slembassyusa.org/new/

What are the primary tasks performed by the Embassy/Consulate of Sri Lanka located in Washington, USA? 

The embassy/Consulate assists travelers from the United States to Sri Lanka, and citizens traveling from Sri Lanka to the United States. It also plays a significant role in an educational exchange program sponsored by the Sri Lankan government. To allow for more ease of use and access, the embassy/Consulate has established multiple consulates across the country to offer services seamlessly.

What type of passport services are provided by the Sri Lankan Embassy/Consulate? 

The primary purposes of travel to the United States by Sri Lankan nationals are tourism, higher education, employment, and other activities (such as parents visiting children, business events, etc.). In the United States, any foreign resident needs to possess a valid travel document, or the traveler will be deported to their home country. If the travel documents, such as a passport, expired or were lost, the Embassy would work to provide new records to the traveler.

How many Sri Lankan consulates/Embassy are in the United States to serve travelers? 

The Sri Lankan Embassy in Washington (address listed above) along with Five consulates/Embassy spread across the country aid travelers to and from Sri Lanka.

Consulate General of Sri Lanka – Los Angeles

3250 Wilshire Blvd #2180,

Los Angeles, CA 90010

Honorary Consulate for Sri Lanka – Honolulu

1703, Paula Drive, Honolulu,

Hawaii, 96816-3935

Honorary Consulate for Sri Lanka – Chicago

540 North Lincoln Street, Hionsdale,

Chicago, IL 60521

Honorary Consulate for Sri Lanka – Philadelphia

1628 John F Kennedy Blvd, Suite 2200

Philadelphia, PA 19103

Honorary Consulate for Sri Lanka – Phoenix

329 W. Cyprus Street,

Phoenix, AZ 85003

Does a consulate operate out of the Washington Consulate/embassy? 

There is no Separate Consular Address in Washington. Both Embassy and Consular service office located in the same address

Can a traveler collect travel documents from the Sri Lankan Embassy/Consulate in Washington?

Yes, you must visit the Sri Lanka visa application centre in Washington to collect the documents. For Sri Lanka electronic visa, you do not require to visit.

What are the hours of operation of the Sri Lankan Embassy/Consulate in Washington?

Sri Lanka Embassy working hours are 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

What days is the embassy/Consulate open?

The Sri Lankan embassy/consulate operates Monday through Friday and is closed on Saturdays, Sundays, and public holidays.

On which holidays is the Embassy/Consulate closed?

The list of holidays the Sri Lankan Embassy in Washington observes can be found at the link below.

http://slembassyusa.org/new/contact/2-uncategorised/2060-holidays-observed-by-the-embassy-2020.html

Are there any jurisdictional restrictions regarding services from the Sri Lankan Consulate/Embassy in Washington?

No, people residing in any location are eligible for services like the issue of Sri Lanka passport and visa services.

Which states are coming under the jurisdiction of the Sri Lankan Consulate/Embassy in Washington?

The Washington Embassy covers the following states and territories: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas State, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia State, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas State, Kentucky State, Louisiana State Maine, the Maryland State, Massachusetts, Michigan State, Minnesota, the Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada State, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, the New York State, North Carolina State, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon State, Pennsylvania state, Rhode Island, South Carolina state, South Dakota State, Texas State, the Tennessee, Utah, Vermont State, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia State, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.

Is there an emergency phone number to reach the Washington Consulate/embassy?

For any emergency consular services, please contact number 202-580-9546. The number is available during weekends and other embassy holidays. 

Is there a FAQ related to the Embassy and Consulates?

Visa Related FAQ: 

http://www.eta.gov.lk/slvisa/visainfo/faq.jsp

Does Srilanka provide any E-visa?

Yes, there are three types of E-visa offered by Srilanka as following

1. USA to Sri Lanka Business Visa Multiple Entry For 30 Days

2. USA to Sri Lanka Tourist Visa Double Entry For 30 Days

3. USA to Sri Lanka Single Entry Transit Visa

What does Visa-Free Score for Sri Lanka Passport mean? 

To visit visa-free countries, Sri Lanka passport accumulates points that decide the visit without a visa or to obtain a visa on arrival.

Need more information about Sri Lanka Visa-Free Score, visit: https://www.passportindex.org/passport/sri-lanka/