The validity period of all types of Visas of foreigners in Sri Lanka had been extended up to June 11, the Immigration Department said.
The Department had requested the foreigners to proceed as advised below.
“All the applicants are hereby advised to pay the relevant visa fee and get the visa endorsed in the Passport by securing an appointment via the link -https://eservices.immigration.gov.lk/vs- before June 11.
“All visas which expire between March 7 to June 11, would be exempted from charging overstay penalty.
“Those who possess due Appointment Notice will only be permitted to enter the Department for endorsement.
“Please be noted that a limited number of appointments will be given per day and the applicants shall be present at the Department 15 minutes before the allocated time.
“If an applicant is unable to present at the given time, the appointment becomes invalid after a 10-minute grace period.
In such circumstances, the applicants shall not be allowed to enter the Department premises and should obtain a new appointment.
If an applicant has any query in this regard, please contact our officials through following modes.
Email: For Visit Visas: firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org
For Resident Visas: email@example.com Telephone: 0707101050 (Between 9.00 a.m. to 4.00 p.m. only).
Due to the unavoidable circumstances, if Government imposed a curfew on the date which you have obtained the appointment, please do not visit the Department, instead please send an email to the aforementioned email addresses attaching your “Appointment Notice”.
The applicant will be facilitated with a new appointment in due course.
Further, if the applicant intended to leave the island during the aforementioned period; his/her journey would be also facilitated by paying the relevant visa fee at the airport. (Chaturanga Samarawickrama)