ECONOMYNEXT – Sri Lanka will extend tourist visas up to 270 days charging fees ranging from 60 to 200 dollars but will fine any overstaying tourist 500 dollars, the Department of Immigration and Emigration said.
A 30 days visa is 35 US dollars for most countries, 20 dollars for South Asian Association for Regional Co-operation Countries and which is available online.
Tourists could apply for a 30 to 90 day visa and also an extensions up to 180 days and 270 days.
Earlier extensions were generally given for only two extra months.
For Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Netherlands, Poland, Italy, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Spain, Greece, Sweden, Hungary, United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, United States of America, Canada, Japan, Switzerland, Norway, Portugal, Slovenia, Estonia, Mauritius, Iceland, and Cuba the fee would be 100 dollars for 90 days.
It would also be available online, saving the cost of a trip to Colombo.
The extension would be free for the US, Maldives, Singapore, Seychelles and the Czech Republic.
Visa fees may be governed by reciprocal charges.
For any other country it would 60 dollars.
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Another extension for 90 to 180 days would also be available free for US citizens, and 150 dollars for others and a 180 to 270 day visa would be given for 200 dollars. (Colombo/Aug27/2021)