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The Indian High Commission has taken steps to launch an online visa processing system from March 25. Applicants are required to apply on The new system is aimed at providing a user friendly visa service through the Indian Visa Application Centre (VFS Global) in Colombo, Kandy and Jaffna and at the Indian Consulate office in Hambantota.

Applicants who use the online facility are required to download the completed application form, affix two photographs (2.5x 2.5 inches on a white background), sign the application and submit it to the Indian Visa Application Centres in Colombo, Kandy, Jaffna and Consulate office in Hambantota along with the passport, supporting documents and requisite fees.

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The Indian High Commission remains committed to ensuring the expeditious issuing of visas.

  Comments - 15

  • local boy Wednesday, 16 March 2011 12:32 PM

    if the applicant has to submit application forms along photos to the high commission again, what is the real use of internet service ? entire process should be fully online when you implement such a system. let's hope SL will implement FULLY online system

    abudu Wednesday, 16 March 2011 01:04 PM

    what is the point of this if we have to submit it personally in the Indian Visa Application center in Colombo ?

    I Hussein Wednesday, 16 March 2011 02:01 PM

    On another note, why visas for only Srilankans when you guys can visit SL as you please.
    Shows the strength or ability of our GOSL.

    Calistus Jayatilleke Wednesday, 16 March 2011 02:29 PM

    It is just only an application form available on the web to be printed by the applicants. This is not one expects from a so called "On Line" service.

    abdulla Wednesday, 16 March 2011 02:43 PM

    what a funny online visa service

    DSR-Neckar Wednesday, 16 March 2011 04:01 PM

    Is this another joke from Indian computer experts???

    clueless Wednesday, 16 March 2011 04:21 PM

    This is for their convenience and not the applicants.
    They want the applicant to enter all the data into their system before submitting application, so they don't have to do it.

    Sarath Wednesday, 16 March 2011 04:46 PM

    India...! what is the point going there?

    Brenan Thursday, 17 March 2011 02:01 AM

    Indian didnt say that neckar, its only our media say that.. for indians it has been the normal process over years...lolz

    Noah Thursday, 17 March 2011 05:54 AM

    A new definition for ONLINE. LOL india .

    poor lankan Thursday, 17 March 2011 06:39 AM


    Dont you really know for what we go to india ( see the past my country citizen you will see for what and what ).

    raul Thursday, 17 March 2011 06:46 AM

    This is not online visa service.
    Their form is available for download in their web site.
    USA is offering the online visa application for example.
    Some misquoted news..

    Sri Lankan Thursday, 17 March 2011 07:19 AM

    No Questions . Please do what elder Brother says!

    Raviraj Thursday, 17 March 2011 10:10 AM

    Typical Indian Style. A system not fully online. Not going to help anyone. Who's idiotic idea?????

    Nuhman Sunday, 20 March 2011 06:14 AM

    Come on guys / girls. Even USA / Canada forms have to be filled online. And India is the country with the highest number of people visiting. They have all the rights to impose laws. No matter they get on arrival visas to Srilanka. Just treat them as a friendly neighbour.

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