Sri Lanka all types of visas granted extension until May 12, 2020

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The Immigration and Emigration Department extended the validity period of all types of visas issued to foreigners who are currently residing in Sri Lanka until May 12, 2020 due to the COVID-19 epidemic situation presently prevailing the country.

 Accordingly, the validity period of all types of visas had been extended for a period of 30 days from March 14 to April 12, 2020.

According to the Immigration and Emigration Department will later inform the procedure to pay the relevant visa fee and on getting the visa endorsed to the relevant parties at a later


An extension will also be applied to the validity period of the acknowledgment issued for the applications already submitted to the Department of Immigration and Emigration to

obtain visas for another period of 30 days until May 12, 2020.

If any foreigner intends to leave the country during the given period, a request to obtain your passport along with a scan copy of the acknowledgment and the flight ticket should be sent.

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