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Name of the Organization : Department of Immigration & Emigration
Type of Facility : Check Visa Application Status Online
Country : Sri Lanka
Website :

ETA Visa Application Status

To check your ETA application status you may log onto the ETA website or contact 24/7 dedicated ETA call centre on 0094 71 99 67 888

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To check your ETA application status online, kindly follow the mentioned steps below.

Step-1 : Enter the Confirmation Code [ Please tick the check box if the Confirmation code is not known ]
Step-2 : Enter the Passport Number
Step-3 : Select the Nationality and
Step-4 : Click on “Check Status” button


What is an ETA?
It is an Electronic Travel Authorization granted online through the web based visa system implemented by DI&E.
What types of ETA are available?
An ETA is issued only for Short Visits to Sri Lanka for Business purposes, Tourism and Transit purposes.

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How should I submit an application?
Please go to the Home Page and click on How to submit an ETA application.
Do I need a ticket before I apply for an ETA?
ETA can be obtained even before booking your ticket.

How do I know if my ETA is still valid for travel to Sri Lanka?
If you have applied for an ETA, you can inquire through this site to find out its current status. You will need to enter your Reference Number in order to make this inquiry. You can also contact our 24/7 dedicated ETA call centre on 0094 71 99 67 888.

How does the airline know that I have a valid visa to travel to Sri Lanka?
ETA is not a pre-condition to board a flight/vessel to Sri Lanka.

What can I do if I am unable to apply through this site?
If you do not possess electronic payment cards (credit cards/e-commerce enabled debit cards) that can be used to pay the ETA processing fee through this site, you may choose one of the alternative options. Follow this link for further details.

Is my personal information safe?
This site operates under the principles outlined in the Privacy Statement. Only the data required to process your application will be collected. It will be used only for this purpose. Data in your ETA application will be stored on our secured servers. Please see the Privacy Statement for more information.

How secure are payments through electronic payment cards (credit card/e-commerce enabled debit cards) on this site?
The payment gateway has been designed in accordance with the international standards.

Which electronic payment cards (credit card/e-commerce enabled debit cards) are accepted?
American Express, Master and Visa cards are only accepted.
What happens if I already possess a valid visa?
If you already possess a valid Residence Visa or Multiple Entry Visa, a fresh ETA application cannot be lodged until that visa expires or is cancelled.

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  1. I check the status with passport no 7 nationality, but it shows invalid. How can I make sure?

  2. Please advise, we tried to enter passport number and nationality but system says its a invalid passport number.

  3. I’m inquiring with regard to this ref – 140909VI12282372, visa application status shows ETA is approved, but till date I have not received any emails regarding the confirmation, could you please clarify?


    1. Please enter your passport number and select your nationality to check the status.

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