Given the spread of the Coronavirus in Sri Lanka, the Immigration and Emigration Controller General has decided to extend the validity time of all sorts of visas for foreigners currently in the country.
As a result, the validity duration of all sorts of visas now held by foreigners in Sri Lanka has been extended by 30 days, from July 9th to August 8th, 2021.
The Immigration and Emigration Department stated in a statement Friday that only Visa fees applicable for that period will be levied for Visas that expire within that term, and that overstay penalties will not be applied.
Instructions for Tourist Visa holders to get endorsed visas:
Accordingly, Tourist Visa holders can follow one of the methodologies to make payment for the extension of visa and to get visa endorsement.
1. To obtain Tourist visa, tourist visa holders are hereby advised to pay the relevant visa fee and get the visa extension via the below mentioned link on or before O8th August 2021 https://eservices.immigration.gov.lk/vs or,
2. If you intend to leave the Sri Lanka during the aforementioned period, your journey will be also facilitated by paying the relevant visa fee at the Airport or,
3. By visiting the Head office at Battaramulla on or before 08th August 2021 and get endorsed the visa in the passport by making the relevant Visa fees.
Instructions for Resident Visa holders
The visa extension from July 09, 2021 to August 08, 2021 also applies to all resident visa holders.
To get extended the residence visa before that date, contact 0707101050 from 8.30 am to 3.00 pm on working days to make an appointment and visa endorsement shall be obtained visiting the head office at Battaramulla on or before 08th August 2021 and making payment the relevant visa fees.
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