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ETA Application for Business purpose – Individual 

Citizens of Australia , who intend to visit Sri Lanka for a short stay for any of the following purposes, must obtain ETA prior to arrival. The applicants themselves or a third party on their behalf can apply for ETA by submitting an ETA application online via the ETA website. Please visit

  • Participate in business meetings and negotiations
  • Conferences, workshops and seminars
  • Short term training programs
  • Participate in art, music and dance events

When applying ETA by third parties payments are to be made through the arrangement made in the Government website  and obtain acknowledgement of ETA application.  Any payments made to other websites or agencies are not valid to process a valid ETA.  Therefore, always ensure that the payments made by accessing Sri Lanka ETA website and avoid making repayment at the port of entry to Sri Lanka.


Sri Lanka Immigration and Emigration may grant or issue a visa to you if –

  • Sri Lanka Immigration & Emigration is satisfied that you are suitable to enter Sri Lanka.
  • Sri Lanka Immigration & Emigration approves the purpose for which you are entering Sri Lanka.
  • You hold a passport valid for a minimum period of six months from the date you arrive in Sri Lanka.
  • Sri Lanka Immigration & Emigration is satisfied that you have adequate funds for your maintenance whilst in Sri Lanka and for the payment of your return passage to the country which issued your passport.

You are in possession of a written assurance (ticket) to return to the country of domicile or a visa to the next country of destination if you are a visit visa holder.


If there are any difficulties in applying ETA system or any person who wishes to obtain Business visa from the Sri Lanka Consulate General in Sydney can obtain visa by the post or in person at the Mission over the counter. (This visa will be granted for a maximum period of 90 days)
If applying for ETA visa at  the Sri Lanka Consulate General in Sydney , the following need to be submitted;

  • Duly completed visa application form – Download application
  • Passport of Applicant valid for not less than  6 months from the date of arrival
  • Two recent passport-size colour photographs (3.5 x 4.5 cm) of the applicant.
  • A Confirmed  return ticket
  • A  Letter from the Australian Authority or Business Partner
  • A letter from the company/organisation in Sri Lanka recommending the issuance of visa to the applicant.

Visa fee as applicable, payable by cash, bank cheque (Personal or Company cheque not accepted) or money order to the “Consulate General of Sri Lanka in Sydney

Application for visa should be submitted at least seven working days prior to date of departure.


ETA processing fee and Short Business Visa fee charged by the Sri Lanka Consulate General in Sydney.

Charges in Australian Dollars
ETA Processing Fee. Visa Fee
South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) Countries. Australia & All Other Countries. Australia Reciprocal Visa Fee (All Other Countries)
1 Business Visa with Multiple Entry for 30 days. AUS$ 45 AUS$ 60 Not applicable. Not applicable.
2 Business Visa with Single Entry up to 90 days. AUS$ 45 AUS$ 60 Relevant country fee Relevant country fee
3 Business Visa with Double Entry up to 90 days. AUS$ 45 AUS$ 60 Twice the relevant country fee Twice the relevant country fee
4 Business Visa with Multiple Entry up to 90 days. AUS$ 45 AUS$ 60 Thrice the relevant country fee Thrice the relevant country fee


Visa fee would be as indicated against the respective country and valid for a period of three months.
Country Amount AUD   Country Amount AUD   Country Amount AUD   Country Amount AUD
Afghanistan 43.00 France 37.00 Moldova 57.00 Tunisia 10.00
Algeria 41.00 Gabonese Republic 116.00 Mongolia 36.00 Turkey 30.00
Angola 64.00 Gambia 45.00 Morocco 23.00 Turkmenistan 58.00
Argentina 36.00 Georgia 71.00 Mozambique 7.00 Uganda 43.00
Armenia Republic of 50.00 Germany 38.00 Myanmar 29.00 Ukraine 64.00
Australia 43.00 Ghana 27.00 Namibia 22.00 United Arab Emirates 230.00
Austria 38.00 Greece 38.00 Nepal 43.00 United Kingdom 76.00
Azerbaijan 57.00 Guinea Republic 102.00 Netherland 69.00 Uruguay 62.00
Bangladesh 36.00 Guyana 7.00 New Zealand 49.00 USA 141.00
Belarus 29.00 Haiti 3.00 Nicaragua 43.00 Uzbekistan 113.00
Belgium 29.00 Honduras 23.00 Nigeria 6.00 Venezuela 43.00
Bahrain 45.00 Hong Kong 27.00 Norway 46.00 Vietnam 64.00
Bhutan 29.00 Hungary 57.00 Oman 26.00 Yemen 57.00
Bosnia- Herzegovina 45.00 Iceland 34.00 Pakistan 2.00 Yugoslavia 26.00
Botswana 6.00 India 5.00 Palestine 10.00 Zaire 30.00
Brazil 106.00 Indonesia 40.00 Panama 3.00 Zambia 32.00
Brunei 13.00 Iran 22.00 Papua New Guinea 25.00 Zimbabwe 57.00
Bulgaria 53.00 Iraq 59.00 Peru 17.00 Other Countries 9.00
Burundi 113.00 Ireland 23.00 Philippines 43.00
Cambodia 29.00 Israel 26.00 Poland 68.00
Cameron 89.00 Italy 50.00 Portugal 37.00
Canada 71.00 Jamaica Qatar 144.00
Chile Japan 36.00 Romania 44.00
China 27.00 Jordan 20.00 Russian Federation 36.00
Columbia 57.00 Kenya 71.00 Salvador 45.00
Congo 90.00 Korea Democratic Republic of 71.00 Saudi Arabia 75.00
Costa Rica 3.00 Korea  Republic of 43.00 Senegal 22.00
Cote D’ Ivories 34.00 Kuwait 15.00 Singapore
Cuba 22.00 Laos 36.00 Slovak Republic 27.00
Cyprus 15.00 Latvia 15.00 Slovenia 45.00
Czech Republic of Lebanon 47.00 South Africa 62.00
Denmark 38.00 Lesotho 12.00 Spain 57.00
Dominican Republic 3.00 Libya 50.00 Sudan 89.00
Ecuador 29.00 Lithuania 15.00 Swaziland 18.00
Egypt 38.00 Luxembourg 37.00 Sweden 36.00
Eritrea 43.00 Macedonia 78.00 Switzerland 39.00
Estonia Republic 17.00 Madagascar 90.00 Syria 12.00
Ethiopia 60.00 Malaysia 6.00 Tajikistan 113.00
Fiji 45.00 Maldives 55.00 Tanzania 282.00
Finland 40.00 Malta 54.00 Thailand 10.00
Mexico 51.00 Trinidad & Tobago 20.00