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Application for a Visitor Visa (Temporary Resident Visa - TRV)

You need to give your biometrics.

In most cases, you now need to give your fingerprints and photo (biometrics) after you apply.

Find out who needs to give biometrics and how the new application process works.

Biometrics and the application process

Image that represents the different stages of the application process and biometrics.

We refer to your fingerprints and photo as biometrics. We collect biometrics for most applications. Find out what happens from when you submit your application to when you get to Canada and where biometrics fits in the process.

1. Apply for your visitor visa, study permit or work permit

If you want to visit, study or work in Canada, make sure you’re eligible to apply. Use our application guides to help fill out your application properly, then submit your application.

Avoid processing delays by sending us a complete application .

2. Get your fingerprints and photo taken

If you’re between 14 and 79 years old, you probably need to give your fingerprints and photo (biometrics).You only need to give your biometrics once every 10 years to make repeat trips to Canada easier.

  • You must pay the  biometrics fee   when you submit your application.  Otherwise you may experience delays.
  • Get this done  as soon as you get the letter  from us that tells you to give biometrics.
  • You have  30 days  to do this from the date on the letter.

Find out who needs to give , how to give , and  where to give your biometrics .

COVID-19: Biometrics deadline

Some biometrics collection sites are closed. If the site closest to you is closed, we’ll extend your deadline to give your biometrics. Find out how COVID-19 is affecting biometrics .

3. We process your application

After we get your biometrics, we start processing your application. See how long it takes to process your application.

If we need more information from you, we’ll contact you.

4. We make a decision on your application

When we finish reviewing your application, we let you know if you’re approved to come to Canada. If you are, we issue your documents.

If your application is refused, we send you a letter that tells you why.

5. You travel to Canada (if you’re approved)

Make sure you travel with the documents we gave you. This includes travel documents like a visitor visa, study or work permits or an eTA (electronically linked to your passport).

Airline staff and border service officers at ports of entry will ask to see your travel documents. If you don’t have them, you may not be able to board your flight to Canada.

Make sure children under 18 travel with the right documents .

6. We check your identity when you arrive in Canada

When you arrive, we check your identity to make sure that you are the same person who was approved to travel to Canada. We may use your biometrics to do this.

If we can’t verify your identity, you may be detained by a border services officer. These officers help protect the health and safety of Canadians.

If the officer determines that you’re not admissible to Canada, you won’t be allowed to enter Canada. If you came by air, you’ll have to take a return flight to where you came from.

7. You’re allowed to enter Canada

If you pass the identity check and meet the entry requirements , the border services officer stamps your passport and lets you know how long you can stay in Canada. You’re normally allowed to stay in Canada for up to six months.

Children under 18 must meet the same entry requirements as adults. The border services officer may ask minor children to show other documents depending on whether the child is travelling alone or with someone.

Basic entry requirements

You must meet some basic requirements to enter Canada. You must:

  • have a valid travel document, like a passport
  • be in good health
  • have no criminal or immigration-related convictions
  • convince an immigration officer that you have ties—such as a job, home, financial assets or family—that will take you back to your home country
  • convince an immigration officer that you will leave Canada at the end of your visit
  • The amount of money you will need depends on how long you will stay and if you will stay in a hotel, or with friends or relatives.

Some people are not admissible to Canada, which means they are not allowed to enter the country. You can be inadmissible for several reasons, including being involved in:

  • criminal activity
  • human rights violations
  • organized crime

You can also be inadmissible for security, health or financial reasons.

Find out more about inadmissibility .

Biometrics fee

  • Individual  applicant: CAD $85
  • Families applying at the same time : maximum total fee of CAD $170
  • Groups of 3 or more performing artists and their staff  who apply for work permits at the same time: maximum total fee of $CAD 255

You can apply online or on paper (in specific situations) for:

  • visitor visas (also known as temporary resident visas)
  • super visas (for parents and grandparents)
  • transit visas

Apply online

Before you apply, make sure you need a visa to enter Canada. Find out what document you need to enter Canada .

You must have both of these to apply online:

  • access to a scanner or camera to create electronic copies of your documents to upload
  • a valid credit card to pay with

How you apply depends on what you apply for. Select the document you want to apply for to get instructions:

Visitor visa : Option 1 of 3

Apply for a visitor visa

Super visa (for parents and grandparents) : Option 2 of 3

Apply for a super visa

Transit visa : Option 3 of 3

Apply for a transit visa

Apply on paper (in specific situations)

Before you apply , make sure you need a visa to enter Canada. Find out what document you need to enter Canada .

Read the instruction guide to get all the details to apply on paper.

  • Instruction Guide 5256

Once you have read the guide, you can prepare your application package. You must select the country or territory from which you will apply to get your local visa office instructions.

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Permanent residents of Canada

We do not issue temporary resident visas (TRV) to permanent residents (PR). If you are outside Canada without a valid PR card, you must apply for a permanent resident travel document (PRTD) instead. If you meet the requirements for a PRTD, you can return to Canada as a PR.

If you no longer want to be a PR, or if you know you do not meet the requirements to keep your PR status, you can voluntarily give up (renounce) your PR status to apply for a TRV.

Application for Temporary Resident Visa

You can’t fill out and save the application form using your Internet browser. To use the form, you need to:

  • Use your computer (Mac or PC). The form won’t open on mobile devices (iPads, tablets, mobile phones, etc.)
  • Install Adobe Reader 10 (or higher)
  • Download the PDF file to your computer . Save the file in a place you can remember.
  • Make sure you use Adobe Reader to open the form. Sometimes if you try to open the form directly, it will use your Internet browser to try to open it.

Note: If you are applying online , you don’t need to print and sign the form. Leave the signature section empty.

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  • Application for Temporary Resident Visa [IMM 5257] (PDF, 556.66 KB) June 2019

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For your inquiries about obtaining the Canada tourist visa, processing will take place at High Commission of Canada in Sri Lanka, 33 A, 5 th Lane, Colombo 3. Letters should be addressed to the Visa Officer at the mentioned address.

General requirements include:

  • Completed Sample Application
  • Current and previous passports
  • Birth and Marriage certificates
  • Employment confirmation with leave approval
  • 6 months salary slips
  • Hotel booking confirmation
  • Travel itinerary / Air Ticket
  • Invitation if available
  • Proof of financial support

If applicant is self employed:

  • Business Registration
  • Company Form 20 and 48
  • Audit Report for last financial year
  • Tax documents

For visa processing services please send us an inquiry with your details so that our expert visa consultants can review your requirements and get in touch with you.

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COVID-19: travel health notice for all travellers

Sri Lanka travel advice

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Last updated: June 4, 2024 08:03 ET

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Safety and security, entry and exit requirements, laws and culture, natural disasters and climate, sri lanka - exercise a high degree of caution.

Exercise a high degree of caution in Sri Lanka due to demonstrations, the threat of terrorist attacks and crime.

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Current economic situation

Sri Lanka is experiencing economic difficulties which may result in limited availability of resources, including basic necessities like medicines, fuel and specific food items. Power outages, though infrequent, may occur.

The economic situation may also impact public services, including healthcare.

If you are in Sri Lanka:

  • keep supplies of food, water and fuel in case of lengthy disruptions
  • make sure to have sufficient supply of any required medicines on hand as availability may be limited
  • avoid areas where demonstrations and large gatherings are taking place
  • follow the instructions of local authorities

Demonstrations and civil unrest

Demonstrations occur frequently in Colombo, and occasionally elsewhere in the country. Security forces may use tear gas and water cannons during violent protests. Even peaceful demonstrations can turn violent at any time. They can also lead to disruptions to traffic and public transportation.

  • Avoid areas where demonstrations and large gatherings are taking place
  • Follow the instructions of local authorities
  • Monitor local media for information on ongoing demonstrations

More about mass gatherings (large-scale events)

Security forces

The Sri Lankan military continues to maintain a strong presence in the country’s North and East, including the Jaffna Peninsula. Military and police checkpoints can be established and road closures can occur suddenly.

Security forces have wide-ranging powers, including the authority to:

  • impose curfews
  • detain without charge for extended periods
  • search individuals, vehicles, residences and commercial premises

Individuals of Sri Lankan heritage, including those who don’t have Sri Lankan citizenship, have been detained on occasion by police or security forces. 

  • Always carry formal photographic identification with you
  • Keep an eye out for signage warning of military or demining zones
  • Keep to well-traveled roads
  • Avoid venturing in forested areas or abandoned properties
  • Monitor local news for latest updates
  • If you’re detained, ask the authorities to contact the High Commission of Canada

There is a threat of terrorism. Past attacks have resulted in fatalities.

Further attacks can’t be ruled out. Targets could include:

  • government buildings, including schools
  • places of worship
  • airports and other transportation hubs and networks
  • public areas such as tourist attractions, restaurants, bars, coffee shops, shopping centres, markets, hotels and other sites frequented by foreigners

Always be aware of your surroundings when in public places.

Violent crime occurs, including harassment and assault aimed at Western foreigners.

Petty crime such as purse snatching and pickpocketing is common, especially on public transportation. Theft has occurred in hotels and guesthouses.

Credit card fraud is common. Pay very close attention to your credit card when it is being handled. To minimize risks, you should opt to pay in cash whenever possible.

Ensure that your personal belongings, including passports and other travel documents, are secure at all times.

Inter-communal tensions

Inter-communal and religious tensions exist throughout the country and have led to violence. Further violent incidents could occur.

Spiked food and drinks

Foreigners have been targeted in incidents of drink spiking, often combined with sexual assault or theft. Never leave food or drinks unattended or in the care of strangers. Be wary of accepting snacks, beverages, gum or cigarettes from new acquaintances. These items may contain drugs that could put you at risk of sexual assault and robbery.

Women’s safety

Women are often the target for unwanted attention. They should exercise caution when travelling alone.

Advice for women travellers

Swimming conditions may be unsafe. Follow the advice and warnings of local authorities.

Water safety abroad

Tourist facilities

Tourist facilities are widely available but quality varies, especially inland. You should arrange travel to remote areas through a reputable travel agency.

Road safety

Road conditions are usually poor outside major cities.

Road accidents, often causing death and injuries, are common due to poorly maintained vehicles, erratic driving practices and pedestrians and roaming animals on the road.

Roads may be closed on short notice.

Public transportation

Travel by bus is generally unsafe due to aggressive drivers and the risk of theft.

We do not make assessments on the compliance of foreign domestic airlines with international safety standards.

Information about foreign domestic airlines

Every country or territory decides who can enter or exit through its borders. The Government of Canada cannot intervene on your behalf if you do not meet your destination’s entry or exit requirements.

We have obtained the information on this page from the Sri Lankan authorities. It can, however, change at any time.

Verify this information with the  Foreign Representatives in Canada .

Entry requirements vary depending on the type of passport you use for travel.

Before you travel, check with your transportation company about passport requirements. Its rules on passport validity may be more stringent than the country’s entry rules.

Regular Canadian passport

Your passport must be valid for at least 6 months beyond the date you expect to leave Sri Lanka.

Passport for official travel

Different entry rules may apply.

Official travel

Passport with “X” gender identifier

While the Government of Canada issues passports with an “X” gender identifier, it cannot guarantee your entry or transit through other countries. You might face entry restrictions in countries that do not recognize the “X” gender identifier. Before you leave, check with the closest foreign representative for your destination.

Other travel documents

Different entry rules may apply when travelling with a temporary passport or an emergency travel document. Before you leave, check with the closest foreign representative for your destination.

Useful links

  • Foreign Representatives in Canada
  • Canadian passports

Tourist visa: required  Business visa: required  Student visa: required  Work visa: required

For stays of up to 30 days, you can apply online for a tourist visa. You can obtain all other visas at a Sri Lankan government office in Canada or abroad.

Visas may be extended at Sri Lanka’s Department of Immigration and Emigration in Colombo.

You cannot convert a visa status once in Sri Lanka. Non-compliance with visa restrictions may result in deportation.

You will also need to fill out an online arrival card. You can complete the online form three days before arriving in Sri Lanka.

  • Apply for the Electronic Travel Authority - Sri Lankan Department of Immigration and Emigration
  • Arrival Card form - Sri Lankan Department of Immigration and Emigration

Special permissions

Journalists and media crews need permission to travel to some northern districts.

Entry into Sri Lankan waters, at any point, requires prior permission.

Other requirements

An onward or return ticket and proof of sufficient funds to sustain you while you are in the country are required to visit Sri Lanka.

  • Children and travel

Learn more about travelling with children .

Yellow fever

Learn about potential entry requirements related to yellow fever (vaccines section).

Relevant Travel Health Notices

  • Global Measles Notice - 13 March, 2024
  • COVID-19 and International Travel - 13 March, 2024
  • Dengue: Advice for travellers - 6 May, 2024

This section contains information on possible health risks and restrictions regularly found or ongoing in the destination. Follow this advice to lower your risk of becoming ill while travelling. Not all risks are listed below.

Consult a health care professional or visit a travel health clinic preferably 6 weeks before you travel to get personalized health advice and recommendations.

Routine vaccines

Be sure that your  routine vaccinations , as per your province or territory , are up-to-date before travelling, regardless of your destination.

Some of these vaccinations include measles-mumps-rubella (MMR), diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, polio, varicella (chickenpox), influenza and others.

Pre-travel vaccines and medications

You may be at risk for preventable diseases while travelling in this destination. Talk to a travel health professional about which medications or vaccines may be right for you, based on your destination and itinerary. 

Yellow fever   is a disease caused by a flavivirus from the bite of an infected mosquito.

Travellers get vaccinated either because it is required to enter a country or because it is recommended for their protection.

  • There is no risk of yellow fever in this country.

Country Entry Requirement*

  • Proof of vaccination is required if you are coming from or have transited through an airport of a country   where yellow fever occurs.

Recommendation

  • Vaccination is not recommended.
  • Discuss travel plans, activities, and destinations with a health care professional.
  • Contact a designated  Yellow Fever Vaccination Centre  well in advance of your trip to arrange for vaccination.

About Yellow Fever

Yellow Fever Vaccination Centres in Canada * It is important to note that  country entry requirements  may not reflect your risk of yellow fever at your destination. It is recommended that you contact the nearest  diplomatic or consular office  of the destination(s) you will be visiting to verify any additional entry requirements.

There is a risk of hepatitis A in this destination. It is a disease of the liver. People can get hepatitis A if they ingest contaminated food or water, eat foods prepared by an infectious person, or if they have close physical contact (such as oral-anal sex) with an infectious person, although casual contact among people does not spread the virus.

Practise  safe food and water precautions and wash your hands often. Vaccination is recommended for all travellers to areas where hepatitis A is present.

In this destination, rabies is commonly carried by dogs and some wildlife, including bats. Rabies is a deadly disease that spreads to humans primarily through bites or scratches from an infected animal. While travelling, take precautions , including keeping your distance from animals (including free-roaming dogs), and closely supervising children.

If you are bitten or scratched by a dog or other animal while travelling, immediately wash the wound with soap and clean water and see a health care professional. In this destination, rabies treatment may be limited or may not be available, therefore you may need to return to Canada for treatment.  

Before travel, discuss rabies vaccination with a health care professional. It may be recommended for travellers who are at high risk of exposure (e.g., occupational risk such as veterinarians and wildlife workers, children, adventure travellers and spelunkers, and others in close contact with animals). 

Measles is a highly contagious viral disease. It can spread quickly from person to person by direct contact and through droplets in the air.

Anyone who is not protected against measles is at risk of being infected with it when travelling internationally.

Regardless of where you are going, talk to a health care professional before travelling to make sure you are fully protected against measles.

Japanese encephalitis is a viral infection that can cause swelling of the brain.  It is spread to humans through the bite of an infected mosquito. Risk is very low for most travellers. Travellers at relatively higher risk may want to consider vaccination for JE prior to travelling.

Travellers are at higher risk if they will be:

  • travelling long term (e.g. more than 30 days)
  • making multiple trips to endemic areas
  • staying for extended periods in rural areas
  • visiting an area suffering a JE outbreak
  • engaging in activities involving high contact with mosquitos (e.g., entomologists)

  Hepatitis B is a risk in every destination. It is a viral liver disease that is easily transmitted from one person to another through exposure to blood and body fluids containing the hepatitis B virus.  Travellers who may be exposed to blood or other bodily fluids (e.g., through sexual contact, medical treatment, sharing needles, tattooing, acupuncture or occupational exposure) are at higher risk of getting hepatitis B.

Hepatitis B vaccination is recommended for all travellers. Prevent hepatitis B infection by practicing safe sex, only using new and sterile drug equipment, and only getting tattoos and piercings in settings that follow public health regulations and standards.

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is an infectious viral disease. It can spread from person to person by direct contact and through droplets in the air.

It is recommended that all eligible travellers complete a COVID-19 vaccine series along with any additional recommended doses in Canada before travelling. Evidence shows that vaccines are very effective at preventing severe illness, hospitalization and death from COVID-19. While vaccination provides better protection against serious illness, you may still be at risk of infection from the virus that causes COVID-19. Anyone who has not completed a vaccine series is at increased risk of being infected with the virus that causes COVID-19 and is at greater risk for severe disease when travelling internationally.

Before travelling, verify your destination’s COVID-19 vaccination entry/exit requirements. Regardless of where you are going, talk to a health care professional before travelling to make sure you are adequately protected against COVID-19.

 The best way to protect yourself from seasonal influenza (flu) is to get vaccinated every year. Get the flu shot at least 2 weeks before travelling.  

 The flu occurs worldwide. 

  •  In the Northern Hemisphere, the flu season usually runs from November to   April.
  •  In the Southern Hemisphere, the flu season usually runs between April and   October.
  •  In the tropics, there is flu activity year round. 

The flu vaccine available in one hemisphere may only offer partial protection against the flu in the other hemisphere.

The flu virus spreads from person to person when they cough or sneeze or by touching objects and surfaces that have been contaminated with the virus. Clean your hands often and wear a mask if you have a fever or respiratory symptoms.

Typhoid is a bacterial infection spread by contaminated food or water. Travellers going to countries in South Asia should speak to a health care professional about getting vaccinated.

Safe food and water precautions

Many illnesses can be caused by eating food or drinking beverages contaminated by bacteria, parasites, toxins, or viruses, or by swimming or bathing in contaminated water.

  • Learn more about food and water precautions to take to avoid getting sick by visiting our eat and drink safely abroad page. Remember: Boil it, cook it, peel it, or leave it!
  • Avoid getting water into your eyes, mouth or nose when swimming or participating in activities in freshwater (streams, canals, lakes), particularly after flooding or heavy rain. Water may look clean but could still be polluted or contaminated.
  • Avoid inhaling or swallowing water while bathing, showering, or swimming in pools or hot tubs. 

Travellers' diarrhea is the most common illness affecting travellers. It is spread from eating or drinking contaminated food or water.

Risk of developing travellers' diarrhea increases when travelling in regions with poor standards of hygiene and sanitation. Practise safe food and water precautions.

The most important treatment for travellers' diarrhea is rehydration (drinking lots of fluids). Carry oral rehydration salts when travelling.

Typhoid   is a bacterial infection spread by contaminated food or water. Risk is higher among children, travellers going to rural areas, travellers visiting friends and relatives or those travelling for a long period of time.

Travellers visiting regions with a risk of typhoid, especially those exposed to places with poor sanitation, should speak to a health care professional about vaccination.  

Insect bite prevention

Many diseases are spread by the bites of infected insects such as mosquitoes, ticks, fleas or flies. When travelling to areas where infected insects may be present:

  • Use insect repellent (bug spray) on exposed skin
  • Cover up with light-coloured, loose clothes made of tightly woven materials such as nylon or polyester
  • Minimize exposure to insects
  • Use mosquito netting when sleeping outdoors or in buildings that are not fully enclosed

To learn more about how you can reduce your risk of infection and disease caused by bites, both at home and abroad, visit our insect bite prevention page.

Find out what types of insects are present where you’re travelling, when they’re most active, and the symptoms of the diseases they spread.

There is a risk of chikungunya in this country.  The risk may vary between regions of a country.  Chikungunya is a virus spread through the bite of an infected mosquito. Chikungunya can cause a viral disease that typically causes fever and pain in the joints. In some cases, the joint pain can be severe and last for months or years.

Protect yourself from mosquito bites at all times. There is no vaccine available for chikungunya.

  • In this country,   dengue  is a risk to travellers. It is a viral disease spread to humans by mosquito bites.
  • Dengue can cause flu-like symptoms. In some cases, it can lead to severe dengue, which can be fatal.
  • The level of risk of dengue changes seasonally, and varies from year to year. The level of risk also varies between regions in a country and can depend on the elevation in the region.
  • Mosquitoes carrying dengue typically bite during the daytime, particularly around sunrise and sunset.
  • Protect yourself from mosquito bites . There is no vaccine or medication that protects against dengue.

Animal precautions

Some infections, such as rabies and influenza, can be shared between humans and animals. Certain types of activities may increase your chance of contact with animals, such as travelling in rural or forested areas, camping, hiking, and visiting wet markets (places where live animals are slaughtered and sold) or caves.

Travellers are cautioned to avoid contact with animals, including dogs, livestock (pigs, cows), monkeys, snakes, rodents, birds, and bats, and to avoid eating undercooked wild game.

Closely supervise children, as they are more likely to come in contact with animals.

Person-to-person infections

Stay home if you’re sick and practise proper cough and sneeze etiquette , which includes coughing or sneezing into a tissue or the bend of your arm, not your hand. Reduce your risk of colds, the flu and other illnesses by:

  •   washing your hands often
  • avoiding or limiting the amount of time spent in closed spaces, crowded places, or at large-scale events (concerts, sporting events, rallies)
  • avoiding close physical contact with people who may be showing symptoms of illness 

Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) , HIV , and mpox are spread through blood and bodily fluids; use condoms, practise safe sex, and limit your number of sexual partners. Check with your local public health authority pre-travel to determine your eligibility for mpox vaccine.  

Tuberculosis is an infection caused by bacteria and usually affects the lungs.

For most travellers the risk of tuberculosis is low.

Travellers who may be at high risk while travelling in regions with risk of tuberculosis should discuss pre- and post-travel options with a health care professional.

High-risk travellers include those visiting or working in prisons, refugee camps, homeless shelters, or hospitals, or travellers visiting friends and relatives.

Medical services and facilities

Medical services and facilities do not meet the standards you might normally expect in Canada. 

Medical facilities in certain areas outside of Colombo are limited, particularly in the north. In the event of a major accident or illness, medical evacuation is often necessary. Medical transport is very expensive.

Medical facilities may require confirmation of insurance coverage, guarantee of payment or an up-front deposit before admitting patients.

Make sure you get travel insurance that includes coverage for medical evacuation and hospital stays.

Travel health and safety

Keep in Mind...

The decision to travel is the sole responsibility of the traveller. The traveller is also responsible for his or her own personal safety.

Be prepared. Do not expect medical services to be the same as in Canada. Pack a   travel health kit , especially if you will be travelling away from major city centres.

You must abide by local laws.

Learn about what you should do and how we can help if you are arrested or detained abroad .

Penalties for possession, use or trafficking of illegal drugs are strict.

Alcohol consumption in public places is prohibited.

Drugs, alcohol and travel

Smoking is prohibited in many indoor public places, workplaces and on public transport. Use designated smoking areas.

Exporting antiques without a proper licence is illegal.

Photography

Photographing and videotaping government and military installations, as well as in any designated high-security zone, is prohibited.

Dress and behaviour

Dress conservatively, behave discreetly and respect religious and social traditions and artefacts to avoid offending local sensitivities. Posing for a photograph next to a statue of Buddha is a serious offence, punishable by a fine or an arrest. Tattoos, jewellery and clothing associated with Buddhism are considered offensive and may lead to fines, arrest or deportation.

Identification

Carry official identification at all times.

2SLGBTQI+ travellers

2SLGBTQI+ travellers should carefully consider the risks of travelling to Sri Lanka.

Travel and your sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression and sex characteristics

Traffic drives on the left.

Checkpoints may be set up. Carry personal identification at all times and comply with government and security force instructions.

You should carry an international driving permit.

International Driving Permit

Dual citizenship

Dual citizenship is legally recognized in Sri Lanka.

If you are a Canadian citizen, but also a citizen of Sri Lanka, our ability to offer you consular services may be limited while you're there. You may also be subject to different entry/exit requirements .

Travellers with dual citizenship

International Child Abduction

The Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction is an international treaty. It can help parents with the return of children who have been removed to or retained in certain countries in violation of custody rights. The convention applies between Canada and Sri Lanka.

If your child was wrongfully taken to, or is being held in Sri Lanka, and if the applicable conditions are met, you may apply for the return of your child to the Sri Lankan court.

If you are in this situation:

  • act as quickly as you can
  • contact the Central Authority for your province or territory of residence for information on starting an application under The Hague Convention
  • consult a lawyer in Canada and in Sri Lanka to explore all the legal options for the return of your child
  • report the situation to the nearest Canadian government office abroad or to the Vulnerable Children's Consular Unit at Global Affairs Canada by calling the Emergency Watch and Response Centre

If your child was removed from a country other than Canada, consult a lawyer to determine if The Hague Convention applies.

Be aware that Canadian consular officials cannot interfere in private legal matters or in another country's judicial affairs.

  • List of Canadian Central Authorities for the Hague Convention
  • International Child Abductions: A guide for affected parents
  • The Hague Convention – Hague Conference on Private International Law
  • Canadian embassies and consulates by destination
  • Request emergency assistance

The currency is the Sri Lankan rupee (LKR).

Credit cards are widely accepted in major urban and tourist centres. You may encounter difficulties in making Visa and MasterCard cash withdrawals. There are ATMs in major cities, but some do not accept international cards.

Monsoon and rainstorms

The rainy (or monsoon) season extends from December to March in the northeast and June to October in the southwest.

Severe rainstorms can cause flooding and landslides, which can lead to deaths, injuries and large population displacements.

  • Stay informed of the latest regional weather forecasts
  • Tornadoes, cyclones, hurricanes, typhoons and monsoons
  • Large-scale emergencies abroad
  • Weather forecasts - Sri Lankan Department of Meteorology
  • Disaster warnings and weather reports – Sri Lankan Disaster Management Center

Earthquakes and tsunamis

Sri Lanka is located in an active seismic zone and may be prone to earthquakes and tsunamis.

Local services

In case of emergency, dial:

  • police: 119 / 118
  • tourist police: 94 (11) 242 1052
  • medical assistance: 110
  • firefighters: 94 (11) 242 2222

Consular assistance

For emergency consular assistance, call the High Commission of Canada to Sri Lanka in Colombo and follow the instructions. At any time, you may also contact the Emergency Watch and Response Centre in Ottawa.

The decision to travel is your choice and you are responsible for your personal safety abroad. We take the safety and security of Canadians abroad very seriously and provide credible and timely information in our Travel Advice to enable you to make well-informed decisions regarding your travel abroad.

The content on this page is provided for information only. While we make every effort to give you correct information, it is provided on an "as is" basis without warranty of any kind, expressed or implied. The Government of Canada does not assume responsibility and will not be liable for any damages in connection to the information provided.

If you need consular assistance while abroad, we will make every effort to help you. However, there may be constraints that will limit the ability of the Government of Canada to provide services.

Learn more about consular services .

Risk Levels

  take normal security precautions.

Take similar precautions to those you would take in Canada.

  Exercise a high degree of caution

There are certain safety and security concerns or the situation could change quickly. Be very cautious at all times, monitor local media and follow the instructions of local authorities.

IMPORTANT: The two levels below are official Government of Canada Travel Advisories and are issued when the safety and security of Canadians travelling or living in the country or region may be at risk.

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Yes, if you’re a Sri Lankan traveler, you need a visa to travel to Canada from Sri Lanka . The Canada Visitor Visaoffers you the key to unlocking Canada's natural marvels, tap into business prospects, or reunitewith your loved ones.

Rely on our professional support throughout the application process, increasing your odds of having your Canadian visa approved . Learn more about the Canada Visitor Visa here.

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With our services, getting a visa to travel to Canada from Sri Lanka is a stress-free experience. Let us walk you through the steps to apply for a Canada Visitor Visa :

Step 1: Provide your essential travel and contact details on our website or iVisa app . Ensure all your information is accurate, and pay the visa fee online.

Step 2: Fill out the Canada Visitor Visa application form on our platform and upload the required documents. Our visa experts will review your submission and schedule a biometrics appointment at the nearest Visa Application Center (VAC) in Sri Lanka.

Step 3: Attend your scheduled biometrics appointment and then wait for the verdict. Once the Canadian government approves your visa, you’ll receive instructions on how to pick up your passport with your Canada Visitor Visa in it.

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Sri Lankan citizens need a visa to visit, work, study, or transit through Canada. Regardless of why you want to visit Canada and your intended visit duration, you must obtain yours before departure through the High Commission of Canada in Colombo. This article will walk you through how to apply for a Canada visa from Sri Lanka.

5 Steps To Get A Canada Visa From Sri Lanka

Take the following steps to apply for a Canadian visa from Sri Lanka:

Step 1: Schedule a visa appointment

Having confirmed your eligibility for a Canadian visa, you must book an appointment with the High Commission of Canada in Sri Lanka. You can make your reservation by calling +94 (11) 522-6232 or +94 (11) 522-6296 .

Alternatively, you can email [email protected] or [email protected] .

Step 2: Gather your supporting documents

The documentation requirements for a Canadian visa varies depending on your purpose of visit. So you must assemble all the documents required to support your visa application at the diplomatic mission.

Step 3: Complete the online application process

The next step is to visit Canada.ca to initiate your visa application. The process involves creating an account, filling out an online form, uploading your supporting documents, and making an online payment.

Note that you only need to register on the website if it is your first time applying for a Canadian visa.

Step 4: Visit the High Commission of Canada in Colombo

You need to drop your original passport and attend a visa interview at the High Commission of Canada in Colombo, Sri Lanka, at 33-A 5th Lane, Colpetty . The interview will last for five to thirty minutes , and you should prepare ahead to improve your chances of consideration.

Step 5: Wait for visa processing

At this time, you will have to wait for IRCC to process your visa application. You have nothing to worry about, as you will be notified once processed.

Related: Immigrate to Canada from Sri Lanka – Requirements, Costs, and Application Process .

How Long Does It Take To Get a Canada Visa in Sri Lanka?

Canada visa processing time varies for applicants from all countries, including Sri Lanka. Most applications take up to three weeks to process, provided the consular officer didn’t request additional information or documentation.

Does Canada have an Embassy in Sri Lanka?

Yes, Canada has a diplomatic mission in Sri Lanka, where you can apply for your visa or get consular services as a Canadian citizen. You can visit the office based on appointment, anytime between 8:30 am and 11:30 am, at 33-A 5th Lane, Colpetty, Colombo, Sri Lanka.

Be aware that you can only visit working days, excluding public holidays.

How Long Will It Take To Process a Canada Student Visa from Sri Lanka?

The processing time of a Canadian student visa varies in Sri Lanka, usually requiring a wait time ranging from four to ten weeks . But if you applying for the Student Direct Stream (SDS) to study in Canada, you will have to wait for three to eight weeks to get your visa, as it is expedited.

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The 2 Days Transit Sri Lanka eVisa (Single Entry) is a visa category specifically designed for Canada nationals traveling from Canada to Sri Lanka for tourism purposes. This visa allows for a single entry into Sri Lanka within the specified validity period. Here are the key details of this visa

Type of Service:

The visa processing service for 2 Days Transit Sri Lanka eVisa (Single Entry) is regular, ensuring timely and efficient processing of the visa application.

Visa Category:

2 Days Transit Sri Lanka eVisa (Single Entry) specifically caters to tourists planning to visit Sri Lanka for a duration of up to 2 Days from the date of entry with a Single Entry .

Validity of the Visa:

The 2 Days Transit Sri Lanka eVisa (Single Entry) is valid for a period of 180 Days from the date of issue . It is important to note that the visa must be utilized within this validity period.

Allowed Stay Duration

The allowed stay duration for 2 Days Transit Sri Lanka eVisa (Single Entry) is between 48-72 Working Hours . This means that the visa holder can stay in Sri Lanka for the specified duration within this timeframe.

Cost of Visa

The visa fee for 2 Days Transit Sri Lanka eVisa (Single Entry) is $19.00 . It is important to ensure that the fee is paid in the designated currency and through authorized payment channels.

Additional Service

Travel insurance.

As an additional service, it is highly recommended to have valid travel insurance when visiting Sri Lanka . The cost of travel insurance for 2 Days Transit Sri Lanka eVisa (Single Entry) is $59 . The insurance coverage should include medical emergencies, trip cancellation, and other essential aspects to ensure a safe and secure travel experience.

The 30 Days Tourist Sri Lanka eVisa (Double Entry) is a visa category specifically designed for Canada nationals traveling from Canada to Sri Lanka for tourism purposes. This visa allows for a single entry into Sri Lanka within the specified validity period. Here are the key details of this visa

The visa processing service for 30 Days Tourist Sri Lanka eVisa (Double Entry) is regular, ensuring timely and efficient processing of the visa application.

30 Days Tourist Sri Lanka eVisa (Double Entry) specifically caters to tourists planning to visit Sri Lanka for a duration of up to 30 Days from the date of entry with a Double Entry .

The 30 Days Tourist Sri Lanka eVisa (Double Entry) is valid for a period of 3 Months from the date of issue . It is important to note that the visa must be utilized within this validity period.

The allowed stay duration for 30 Days Tourist Sri Lanka eVisa (Double Entry) is between 48-72 Working Hours . This means that the visa holder can stay in Sri Lanka for the specified duration within this timeframe.

The visa fee for 30 Days Tourist Sri Lanka eVisa (Double Entry) is $79.00 . It is important to ensure that the fee is paid in the designated currency and through authorized payment channels.

As an additional service, it is highly recommended to have valid travel insurance when visiting Sri Lanka . The cost of travel insurance for 30 Days Tourist Sri Lanka eVisa (Double Entry) is $125 . The insurance coverage should include medical emergencies, trip cancellation, and other essential aspects to ensure a safe and secure travel experience.

The 30 Days Business Sri Lanka eVisa (Multiple Entries) is a visa category specifically designed for Canada nationals traveling from Canada to Sri Lanka for tourism purposes. This visa allows for a single entry into Sri Lanka within the specified validity period. Here are the key details of this visa

The visa processing service for 30 Days Business Sri Lanka eVisa (Multiple Entries) is regular, ensuring timely and efficient processing of the visa application.

30 Days Business Sri Lanka eVisa (Multiple Entries) specifically caters to tourists planning to visit Sri Lanka for a duration of up to 30 Days from the date of entry with a Multiple Entries .

The 30 Days Business Sri Lanka eVisa (Multiple Entries) is valid for a period of 3 months from the date of issue . It is important to note that the visa must be utilized within this validity period.

The allowed stay duration for 30 Days Business Sri Lanka eVisa (Multiple Entries) is between 48-72 Working Hours . This means that the visa holder can stay in Sri Lanka for the specified duration within this timeframe.

The visa fee for 30 Days Business Sri Lanka eVisa (Multiple Entries) is $84.00 . It is important to ensure that the fee is paid in the designated currency and through authorized payment channels.

As an additional service, it is highly recommended to have valid travel insurance when visiting Sri Lanka . The cost of travel insurance for 30 Days Business Sri Lanka eVisa (Multiple Entries) is $125 . The insurance coverage should include medical emergencies, trip cancellation, and other essential aspects to ensure a safe and secure travel experience.

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With the recent economic woes of Sri Lanka, many Sri Lankans are immigrating from the country to Canada in search of a better life. What do you need to immigrate from Sri Lanka to Canada? This article will answer all your questions. Let’s get started.

Popular Immigration programs for Sri Lanka to Canada

Canada has over 80 immigration programs, with some offering permanent residency and others offering temporary stay in the country. Each program has unique requirements, so when immigrating from Sri Lanka to Canada what you need will depend on the immigration program you target.

Programs for Permanent Residency and What You Need

The most popular immigration programs for Sri Lankans seeking permanent residency in Canada are:

FEDERAL SKILLED WORKER PROGRAM (FSWP)

It is open to educated Sri Lankans who are skilled workers and have at least one year of work experience.

Thus, some of the most important application documents for the Federal Skilled Worker Program include proof of education and proof of work experience.

FEDERAL SKILLED TRADE PROGRAM (FSTP)

This is open to Sri Lankans who may not have an education but have at least two years of work experience in a skilled trade.

Thus, the most important documents when applying for the Federal Skilled Trade Program include proof of work experience and a certificate of qualification for the skilled trade.

PROVINCIAL NOMINEE PROGRAM (PNP)

There are several streams of Provincial Nominee Programs, and they target different categories of immigrants, including recent graduates, skilled workers, and entrepreneurs.

The most important application documents for PNP differ. It could be a college degree (if recent graduates are the target), proof of work experience (if skilled workers are the target), or proof of capacity to start a business in Canada (if entrepreneurs are the target).

However, PNPs are linked to the Express Entry programs, which include the FSWP, the FSTP, and the Canadian Experience Class (which target Sri Lankans that have Canadian work experience). So, apart from meeting the unique requirement of a PNP stream, you must also meet the requirements of the FSWP or the FSTP.

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Immigration Programs for Temporary Stays and What You Need

The most popular immigration programs for Sri Lankans seeking temporary stays in Canada are:

STUDY PERMIT

The Canadian Study Permit is a temporary visa to live and study in Canada, so it’s open to Sri Lankan students who want to further their education in Canada.

The single most important application document for the Study Permit is an acceptance letter from a designated learning institution.

WORK PERMIT

A Canadian Work Permit is a visa allowing foreigners to live and work in Canada on a temporary basis. It is open to Sri Lankans who successfully get Canadian employment.

That said, the most important application document for a work permit is an offer of employment in Canada.

VISITOR VISA

A Canadian Visitor Visa allows a foreigner to enter Canada and stay in the country temporarily. The visitor visa is open to Sri Lankans who go to Canada as tourists, for a family visit, for business, or for compassionate reasons.

Some important application documents for every Canada Visitor Visa are an itinerary (to show what you will do in Canada), account statement (to show proof of funds), and travel history (to show how well you travel out and return to Sri Lanka).

You may need other documents depending on your reason for wanting to visit Canada. For example, if you’re visiting for a family visit, you’ll also need a letter of invitation (from the family member in Canada) and proof of relationship (to show how you are related to the person).

What Do I Need for Canadian Immigration from Sri Lanka?

What you Need for Canadian Immigration from Sri Lanka

To immigrate from Sri Lanka to Canada, you’ll need some of the following:

Identity Documents  – You need a valid international passport, which you will use to prove your identity.

A valid passport isn’t necessarily one that has not expired. When applying for permanent residency programs, your passport should not expire within 6 months. When applying for any of the temporary visas, your passport should be valid past the duration of your stay in Canada.

That is, a passport that will expire in 18 months is invalid when applying for a Study Visa to stay in Canada for two years.

Language Test Result –  You need to show that you are proficient in at least one of the two Canadian official languages (English and French). You need to take an approved English or French test.

While proficiency in one language is sufficient, you get more points for being proficient in both languages.

Work Experience –  Canada seeks immigrants to boost their labor supply, so most of the immigration programs require work experience. The minimum work experience required is one or two years, but the more years of work experience you have, the more points you’ll get.

Educational Certificate –  Most Canadian immigration programs require an educational certificate. Even when an educational qualification is not a requirement (like when applying for FSTP) having an educational certificate makes you a stronger candidate. Also, the higher your certificate, the more points you get.

If you did not obtain your educational certificate in Canada, you’ll need an Educational Credential Assessment (ECA) report, to verify that your foreign certificate meets Canadian standards.

Offer of Employment –  Having an offer of employment is only mandatory for Work Permits and FSTP candidates that do not have a certificate of qualification for their skilled trade. However, even when an offer of employment is not required (like the FSWP), having one earns you additional points and makes you a stronger candidate.

Proof of Funds –  You need to show that you have enough money to take care of yourself while in Canada.

Police Clearance Certificate –  You need to show that you do not have any criminal record that’ll make you a threat in Canada.

Medical Exam Certificate –  You need a medical clearance showing that your health will not be a danger to Canada’s public health or safety, nor will it cause too much demand on Canada’s health or social services.

Proof of Relationship to a Relative in Canada –  When visiting Canada for a family visit, you must show proof of your relationship. For most of the other programs, it is not a requirement. However, even when it is not a requirement, having a relative in Canada earns you additional points. This is because it makes settling in easier.

What Do I Need for Canadian Immigration from Sri Lanka?

Immigration Program Checklist

All the above is a lot of information to take in so we thought we’d make a table to make it a little easier to process.

What Do I Need for Canadian Immigration from Sri Lanka?

Final Thoughts

What you need for Canadian Immigration from Sri Lanka depends on the immigration program you want to use.

However, having a particular document is sometimes advisable even if it is not a mandatory requirement for the program you target, as having it would earn you extra points and make you a stronger candidate.

Before applying for one of Canada’s immigration programs, make sure you have everything you need.

Take the assessment form on our website  Assessment Forms  to find out what immigration program will be best for you and one of our specialists will call you shortly to further discuss your options.

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Jasmineflower123 said: Applied April 16 Bio completed april 22 Eigibility status changed from completed on April 22 to not started on June 11 Applied for visit visa Click to expand...

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You can request for GCMS notes to see the reason why?  

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Do you need a visa to go to Sri Lanka?

Jenny Elliott

Oct 15, 2023 • 3 min read

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Do you need a visa to visit Sri Lanka? Probably, and we can tell you how to get one © Val Shevchenko / Shutterstock

Sri Lanka may be known as the teardrop isle (due to its distinctive shape), but the country’s refreshingly straightforward visa system shouldn’t be a source of too much anguish for travelers. 

Here’s our guide to navigating the entry requirements for visiting Sri Lanka as a tourist, with information on visa types, costs, and how to apply for one.

Who needs to apply for a visa for Sri Lanka?

With the exception of citizens from Singapore , the Republic of Maldives , and the Republic of Seychelles , all travelers will require a visa to visit Sri Lanka. Fortunately the process for acquiring one is relatively straightforward. 

Beach landscape, Mirissa, Matara, Southern Province, Sri Lanka

Applying for an Electronic Travel Authorization (ETA)

For trips to Sri Lanka of up to 30 days, visas (also known as ETAs) can be obtained from the government’s Department of Immigration and Emigration website . The application involves completing a simple form and making an online payment, with no need to submit passport copies, documents, or photographs. An application is also available upon arrival.

It costs US$50 for a double-entry, 30-day tourist visa (US$20 for residents of Afghanistan , Bangladesh , Bhutan , India , Nepal , and Pakistan ). Two-day transit visas are free and only necessary if you plan to leave the airport. There is also no charge for tourist visas for children under the age of 12. 

Buddha statue at Polonnaruwa, Sri Lanka

It’s possible to check the status of an ETA online. Once approved, print out a copy of the ETA approval notice to show immigration officials on arrival in Sri Lanka. For an ETA to be valid, you must arrive in Sri Lanka within three months from the date of issue. 

ETAs can also be applied for through travel agents and in person at Sri Lankan embassies or consulates ahead of a trip. Embassies can offer longer visas, such as those granting entry for 90 days. 

In addition to an ETA, visitors to Sri Lanka need to make sure they have a passport valid for at least six months from the date of arrival, a confirmed return ticket and sufficient funds to meet their expenses during the stay.

Can I apply for a tourist visa on arrival in Sri Lanka?

A limited facility runs at Bandaranaike International Airport (Sri Lanka’s main international airport), offering ETAs on arrival. These visas cost more than those obtained before travel (US$60; or US$25 for residents of Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal, and Pakistan). It’s also worth noting if your visa application is unsuccessful for any reason, you will be returned to your original destination.

Young man on the bow of a boat in a Sri Lankan lagoon

How do I extend a tourist visa in Sri Lanka?

You can renew a 30-day tourist visa up to three times once in Sri Lanka. The initial extension is usually granted for 60 days, and the maximum length of a tourist visa is 270 days. Visitors wishing to apply for an extension should make sure they do so before their current visa expires and must ensure their passport is valid for at least two months after their intended stay. 

Applications can be submitted via the online visa extension portal . The fee depends on your nationality and length of stay. Contact the Department of Immigration and Emigration in Colombo should you need further advice on extending your stay.   

This article was first published Mar 26, 2021 and updated Oct 15, 2023.

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