Visas for foreigners extended for another 30 days: Sri Lankan Immigration

The Sri Lankan immigration department has extended the validity period of all visas currently obtained by foreigners in Sri Lanka. The validity has extended for the next 30 days up to September 7 from tomorrow (8), the Sri Lankan Immigration Department said.

“All tourist visa holders are hereby advised to pay the relevant visa fee and get their visas endorsed in the passport by securing an appointment via the link – September 7,” the Immigration Department advised. 

“If tourists intend to leave the country during the aforementioned period, their journey will be also facilitated by paying the relevant visa fee at the airport or by visiting the Head Office at Battaramulla on or before September 7 and getting endorsed the visas in their passport by making the necessary visa fees. The Department also issued instructions for Resident Visa holders.

Accordingly, the visa extension from August 8 to September 7 also applies to all resident visa holders.

To get their resident visas extended before that date, are requested to contact 070 710 1050 from 8.30 am to 3.00 pm on working days to make an appointment and visa endorsement shall be obtained by visiting the head office at Battaramulla on or before September 7 and making payment for the relevant visa fee,” the Immigration Department said.

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