Single Entry Transit visa to Sri Lanka

Single Entry Transit Visa issued mostly to travellers who need to get the connecting flights to reach their destinations. Mostly no stay in Sri Lanka allowed during the visit.

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Single Entry Transit visa to Sri Lanka

Single Entry Transit Visa issued mostly to travellers who need to get the connecting flights to reach their destinations. Mostly no stay in Sri Lanka allowed during the visit.

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Travel knowledge guidelines about Sri Lanka Transit visa for US Citizens

Every year a large number of travelers visit and travel through Sri Lanka. The country is between many international destinations becoming a major transit hub. A Transit Visa is an entry visa granted to foreign citizens for just a short period of transient access to Sri Lanka and on the trip to the next destination. Note that if you are not exiting the airport, a transit visa is not needed. Sri Lanka transit visa for US citizens allows passengers to stay in Sri Lanka for a maximum of 2 days.

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Although this visa is intended primarily for a quick stop, there is still much to see in this small island nation in two days. Near the airport you can visit tea plantations, the Pinawela elephant orphanage, and the Sigiriya Rock Fortress. Travel in Sri Lanka can be slow, so make sure to plan your visit ahead of time, but you can truly visit some incredible sites in the country in this short amount of time on a transit visa. Other must-see sights are the Dambulla cave temple and the Kandy Temple of Tooth (which is said to contain the relic of the tooth of Buddha). Despite its small size, Sri Lanka is home to 34 biodiversity hotspots where you can see much wildlife and many wonders of nature. There is also 1600km of coastline for beach excursions, including swimming, surfing, boating, snorkeling, deep sea fishing, and scuba diving.

Sri Lanka transit visa for US citizens solely for the purpose of allowing them to commute into Sri Lanka while they are traveling via Sri Lanka to their travel destination. This is a single-entry visa. 

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Sri Lanka transit visa is exempted for the citizens of Singapore, Maldives and Seychelles. 

Sri Lanka transit visa for US citizens is cost-free. All other eligible nations can also get free transit visas. We help the travelers to access the transit visa by charging them $10 USD as service fee.

An application for a Sri Lanka transit visa for US citizens may require 1 day to approve. Applicants are recommended to apply for a Sri Lankan transit visa, after confirmation of the travel schedule.

A Sri Lanka transit visa for US citizens is valid to 2 days after their arrival into Sri Lanka.

Using the Sri Lanka transit visa for US citizens, you can remain in Sri Lanka for 2 days.

At the time you apply for a Sri Lanka transit visa for US citizens, a passport must have a period of at least six months.

With a Sri Lanka transit visa for US citizens it is required that you bring the following documents with you:

  1. A copy of the ETA (Electronic Transit Authority) clearance will be presented at the port of entry in Sri Lanka. A passport is valid for not less than 6 months from the date of arrival.
  2. A confirmed ticket for return or outwards ticket to destination Country 

The traveler can enter Sri Lanka using the Sri Lanka transit visa for US citizens using any of the international airports that follow. Bandaranaike international airport- Colombo, Mattala Rajapaksa international airport- Colombo, Ratmalana international airport- Hambantota, Jaffna international airport- Jaffna, Batticaloa international airport- Batticaloa. 

No. Sri Lanka transit visas for US citizens must be obtained before you reach Sri Lanka. 

Asian woman wear glasses, hat with yellow backpack is holding flying ticket, passport at the hall of airport.

Travelers should carry a copy of the electronic travel authorization (ETA) with them at the time of entry into Sri Lanka. 

No, Children below the age of twelve are excluded from applying for a Sri Lanka transit visa.  Children above twelve years of age can apply for a Sri Lanka transit visa for US citizens. 

No, with a Sri Lanka transit visa for US citizens, you are not allowed to work during their stay in Sri Lanka. It is issued only for transit purposes only. You are permitted to stay 2 days for your connecting flights in Sri Lanka. 

You must choose one passport and citizenship to apply for a visa. We encourage you to select the nationality and passport that is required to apply for ETA.

Yes, visitors applying for a Sri Lanka transit visa for US citizens may apply while staying in a foreign country but should register using a valid national passport. 

No. You can not apply electronically unless you have a travel document from an appropriate country with a minimum validity of 6 months. 

No. The applicant will be granted an electronic visa, which need not be stamped before flying. With a Sri Lankan transit visa for US citizens, you can request ETA via email. The applicant must print a copy of their ETA before boarding and bring it to the entry point with them. 

A Sri Lanka transit visa for US citizens is used for regular transit purposes only, and the allowed stay period is 2 days. During the course of those two days, the traveler may visit tourist and cultural sites. 

The Applicant must clarify the travel schedule by providing in the ETA application the arrival and departure plan in Sri Lanka and must hold the ticket for the return flight. 

No, the applicant need not to visit the Consulate of Sri Lanka to get the ETA. Click2visas offers ETA with an email ID which the applicant provides for their Sri Lanka transit visa for US citizens. 

No. Only citizens of eligible nations may qualify for a Sri Lanka transit visa for US citizens. Use the visa widget to see you are an ETA candidate.

Yes, before boarding, all visitors need to have a proper Sri Lankan transit visa. 

No, ETA for the Sri Lanka transit visa for US citizens begins at the date stated on their ETA. Travelers can reach Sri Lanka any day throughout this period. 

No. A Sri Lanka transit visa for US citizens is basically a permit to pass. Upon entry, it will be up to the customs authorities in Sri Lanka to permit a traveler to enter the country.