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6. RESIDENT VISA UNDER EX-SRI-LANKAN CATEGORY

  • Residence visa request under this category will only be entertained upon continuous stay of 03 months from the date of final arrival to Sri Lanka only.


Where can I obtain a Residence visa application form?

  • Head office of the Department of Immigration & Emigration, Colombo or please contact Visitor Services Centre for information and assistance.
  • Download printable versions of the Application Forms here

How can I submit my Residence visa application ?

You can submit visa application to the Department of Immigration & Emigration, Colombo or please contact Visitor Services Centre for information and assistance. 

What are the documents I need to submit with my Residence visa application ?

Birth certificates or Birth registration under section 5(2) of the Citizenship Act
Citizenship certificates if citizen by registration
Marriage certificate if applicable
Birth certificates of dependants if applicable

What are the fees applicable to my Residence visa ?

Please click here for information about visa fees

What is the validity period of my Residence visa ?

Your residence visa is valid for one year. 
It can be renewed annually 

How can I renew my Residence visa ?

Applications for the extension should be made to the Department of Immigration and  Emigration with the recommendation of the respective Line Ministry or please contact Visitor Services Centre for information and assistance.

Where can I get a Residence visa renewal Application Form ?

  1. Head office of the Department of Immigration & Emigration, Colombo or please contact Visitor Services Centre for information and assistance.
  2. Download printable versions of the Application Forms here

What are the other conditions applicable to renewal of my Residence visa ?

Your intended stay in Sri Lanka should end at least two months before the expiry date of your travel document.

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