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Validity of visas of foreigners extended by 30 days

The validity period of all types of visas obtained by foreigners residing in Sri Lanka has been extended by 30 days until the 7th of October.

The Department of Immigration and Emigration said only visa fees applicable during this period will be levied for visas that expire during the period and no penalty will be charged.

Accordingly, in order to obtain a tourist visa extension, visa holders are advised to pay the relevant visa fee and get the visa extension via eservices.immigration.gov.lk on or before the 7th of October.

The Department said if intending to leave Sri Lanka during this period, an individual can pay the relevant visa fee at the airport or by visiting the head office at Battaramulla on or before the 7th of October to get the visa endorsed on the passport by making the relevant visa fees.

The visa extension regulations are also applicable to all resident visa holders.

In order to have the resident visa extended, individuals can contact the Department via 0707 101 050 between 8.30am and 3pm on working days to make an appointment.

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