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  • The validity of expired visas issued from May 11, 2021 onward will be extended until November 6, 2021


On October 6, 2021, the Sri Lanka government announced that the validity period for expired Tourist Visas and Residence Visas will be extended from 30 more days until November 6, 2021. This extension applies only to visas that were issued between May 11, 2021, and November 6, 2021.

What’s Changed?

Prior to this change, the visa extension was set to expire on October 7, 2021. This new change will allow foreign nationals holding visas more time to renew visas.

Looking Ahead

Visa holders with visas set to expire after the November 6 extension should seek ways to renew their current visas. For access to the Electronic Travel Authorization System click here.

Sources: The Government of Sri Lanka

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