DIPLOMATIC AND OFFICIAL VISAS

The Embassy of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka

Holders of diplomatic or official passports visiting Sri Lanka for official purposes have to apply for visa at the Embassy.

Visas will be issued free of charge by the Embassy for diplomatic and official passport holders traveling to Sri Lanka for official purposes. Please note that diplomatic and official passport holders traveling to Sri Lanka for other purposes must follow the relevant application procedure.

Short-term Diplomatic or Official Visa

If the length of stay in Sri Lanka is less than 90 days, diplomatic and official passport holders must apply for a short-term Diplomatic or Official Visa.

Documents required:

  • Diplomatic Visa Application Form
  • Note Verbale/Diplomatic Note from the Ministry of Foregin Affairs, Japan, relevant Embassy or International Organization
  • Two passport-size photographs
  • Passport (the validity of the passport must be at least six months beyond the date of entry into Sri Lanka).

Processing time: 5-10 working days.

Long-term Diplomatic or Official Visa

Holders of diplomatic or official passports traveling to Sri Lanka on long-term assignments in their relevant diplomatic mission in Sri Lanka must apply for a long-term Diplomatic or Official Visa, as relevant.

Documents required:

  • Application for Entry Visa ‘Form B’ (Entry Visa Application Form)
  • Application for Entry Visa for employment/assignment at diplomatic missions (Annexure I)
  • A Diplomatic note from the Ministry of Foregin Affairs, Japan, relevant Embassy or International Organization (Annexure II)
  • Two passport-size photographs.
  • Passport – The validity of the passport must be at least six months beyond the date of entry in to Sri Lanka.
  • Processing time: 7-14 working days.