The validity period of all types of visas obtained by foreigners residing in Sri Lanka has been extended by 30 days until the 7th of September.
The Department of Immigration and Emigration said only visa fees applicable during this period will be obtained for visas that expire during this period and will be exempted overstay penalties.
Accordingly, in order to obtain a tourist visa, tourist visa holders are advised to pay the relevant visa fee and get the visa extension via eservices.immigration.gov.lk on or before the 7th of September.
The Department said if intending to leave Sri Lanka during this period, the journey will be facilitated by paying the relevant visa fee at the airport or by visiting the head office at Battaramulla on or before the 7th of September and getting the visa endorsed in the passport by making the relevant visa fees.
The visa extension also applies to all resident visa holders.
In order to have the resident visa extended, the public can contact the Department via 0707 101 050 between 8.30am and 3pm on working days to make an appointment.