Transit ETA for Sri Lanka

The Transit ETA is a type of visa specifically designed for travelers who are transiting through Sri Lanka to another destination. It allows you to stay in Sri Lanka for a short duration during your transit period. Here are some key points to know about the Transit ETA.

1. Purpose: The Transit ETA is intended for individuals who are not staying in Sri Lanka for an extended period but need to transit through the country en route to their final destination.

2. Duration: The Transit ETA allows for a maximum stay of 48 hours (2 days) in Sri Lanka. It is essential to ensure that your transit time falls within this duration to be eligible for a Transit ETA.

3. Eligibility: To be eligible for a Transit ETA, you must meet the following criteria:
• Your transit period should be within 48 hours. • You must possess a confirmed onward ticket to a third country. • Your passport must be valid for at least six months from the date of arrival in Sri Lanka. 4. Application Process: The application process for a Transit ETA is similar to other ETA visa types. You will need to apply online through the official Sri Lankan ETA website or authorized third-party websites. Ensure that you provide accurate information and complete the application form correctly.

5. Fees: The Transit ETA requires payment of a service fee and the Sri Lankan Government Fee. The fees are non-refundable, even if your Transit ETA application is rejected.

6. Additional Documentation: In addition to your confirmed onward ticket, you may be required to provide supporting documents such as a visa for your final destination or proof of accommodation if necessary.

7. Reconfirmation: It is advisable to reconfirm your Transit ETA status and any specific requirements closer to your travel date to ensure a smooth transit experience.

Please note that the information provided here is a general overview, and it is essential to check the official Sri Lankan ETA website or consult with relevant authorities for the most up-to-date and accurate information regarding the Transit ETA process and requirements.To apply for a Business ETA for Sri Lanka, please click at

Please note that is a commercial website and is not affiliated with the Embassy/Consulate/High Commission or any Government Department of Sri Lanka. We operate as an independent service provider to assist individuals in their ETA Visa applications for Sri Lanka. It is important to be aware that when applying for an e-Visa through our processing, you will be charged a service fee in addition to the Sri Lankan Government Fee. The service fee covers the cost of our professional assistance and dedicated support throughout the application process. Please note that our service fee may be higher compared to applying directly on the official Sri Lanka Government Website or at Sri Lankan Missions in your country. If you prefer a non-guided service or wish to explore other options, you have the choice to apply in person at the Sri Lankan Missions or through the official Sri Lankan Government Website. These channels provide the necessary information and application forms for you to apply directly. Applying through these channels may be a more cost-effective option for individuals who are comfortable navigating the visa application process independently.
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