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Sri Lanka Business Long Term Visa Washington DC
7-14 Business Days
Learn more about the government fees, entry, and validity options for
Sri Lanka Business Long Term Visas
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These requirements are applicable for US Citizens applying for a Sri Lanka Business Long Term visa in Washington DC
Please send TDS your current valid and signed passport. U.S Passport must be valid at least 6 months beyond intended stay and must have at least one blank visa page. Foreign Embassies cannot issue a visa on a page not labeled as a Visa page. Amendment and Endorsement pages in the back of the passport cannot be used for issuance of a visa.
A visa cannot be stamped on a page even if only one Small Stamp is on the visa page. If you do not have any blank visa pages in your passport, TDS can assist you in applying for additional pages. If your passport is not valid 6 months beyond your intended stay, you must renew your passport and then we will secure your visa with the new passport.
Please send 2 recent professional passport-type photographs.
Digital and non-passport photographs are not acceptable.
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Please send a copy of your round trip airline tickets, or itinerary or e-ticket, or letter of confirmation from a travel agent. The itinerary must show the applicant's name, date of arrival and departure from the country, and flight information. The Embassy does not recommend purchasing your ticket prior to a visa being issued.
A business letter of responsibility (sample) is required, to be typewritten on your company letterhead and addressed to:
Embassy of Sri Lanka, Visa Section, Washington DC
The letter must explain all of the following:
Nature of business to be performed
Name and address of reference to be visited
This letter should request Multiple Entries visa if required
Guarantee of return transportation and sufficient funds for the visit
The letter should be signed by an officer of the company other than the applicant.
Include a letter of invitation from the Host Company or Organization in Sri Lanka.
This Letter must:
Include the full local address and phone number of the host organization.
Request the same validity of visa as in the Business Introduction Letter and visa application form.
Specify the number of entries and validity of the visa you are applying for.
A copy should also be sent directly by the host company or organization to the Embassy of Sri Lanka in Washington D.C. Fax number 202-232-7181.
Please Send One Completed and Signed Application Form.
The Sri Lanka business visa is usually issued for multiple entry within up to 5 years provided the passport remains valid, for a period of stay not exceeding 6 months each entry.
Passport must have at least six months remaining validity and contain at least one blank visa page for visa to be issued.
TDS can assist with obtaining U.S Passports, whether new issue, renewal, or obtaining additional visa pages for a valid passport.
Your application will be hand carried to the Embassy, and is usually processed in 5-10 business days.
Please forward a printed copy of your order confirmation for a Sri Lanka Business Long Term visa for US Citizens and all required documents to:
Local Phone Number: 202-638-3800
Urgent applications for a Sri Lanka Business Long Term visa should be shipped to TDS using only the FedEx Company.
Please use FedEx Priority Overnight. Do NOT ship "First Overnight." This will delay the delivery of your package.
Once your order is complete, your Passport with the visa sticker/stamp will be returned to you via FedEx Overnight.
By connecting on the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program, the US State Department will be able to assist you better in the case of an emergency, such as if you lose your passport or it is stolen while you are abroad.
These are the fees charged by the foreign government for issuing a visa. Fees are
per person per visa.