Sri Lanka amends visa fees and fines; USD 500 penalty for overstaying

Sri Lanka amends visa fees and fines; USD 500 penalty for overstaying

August 28, 2021   04:32 pm

Sri Lanka has revised the visa fees and fines as per the new Immigration and Emigration Regulations issued on August 18 via the Extraordinary Gazette No. 2241/37.

In a media release issued today (Aug. 28), the Department of Immigration and Emigration announced that a foreigner staying in Sri Lanka without a valid visa will be charged USD 500 penalty in addition to the visa fee.

Meanwhile, a fee of USD 200 will be charged from investors, employees, students, healthcare recipients, representatives of non-governmental institutions, religious workers as well as their spouses and dependent children for residence visa.

The residence visa fee for the following individuals will be USD 100:

• Any person whose Sri Lankan citizenship has been ceased under Sections 19, 20 or 21 of the Citizenship Act and the spouses and dependent children of such persons

• Any person who has been registered as an Indian citizen under Section 13 of the Indo-Ceylon Agreement and his/her spouse and dependent children

• Non-Sri Lankan spouse of a demised Sri Lankan who has not remarried (with the approval for employment)

• Non-Sri Lankan spouse of a Sri Lankan citizen who is living in Sri Lanka continuously for not less than 10 years (with the approval for employment)

• Non-Sri Lanka spouse of a Sri Lankan citizen who has children below the age of 18 years (with the approval for employment)

The residence visa fee for the clergy and foreign nationals who are married to Sri Lankan citizens and the dependent children of the non-Sri Lankan spouses is available free of charge.

Tourists from SAARC countries can obtain a 30-day visa via the online process for USD 20, and this fee for the tourists from other countries will be USD 35.

The tourists can extend their visa after 30 days, up to 90 days and also up to 180 days and 270 days, subsequently.

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 charged for visa extension up to 90 days is USD 100.

The United States, Singapore, Maldives, Seychelles, and Czech Republic have been exempted from this fee.

For any country other than a designated country, the visa extension for 30-90 days will cost USD 60.

For tourists from the United States, the visa extension for 90-180 days will also be available of charge, however, for other countries the fee will be USD 150.

In the meantime, visa extension after 180 days, up to 270 days is available for USD 200 for any countries.


For additional details on the amended visa fees and fines, refer the following document:

 

 

Revised Visa Fees and Fines... by Adaderana Online

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