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Remarks by Secretary of State John Kerry and Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera at the U.S. Department of State in Washington, DC on February 12, 2015.

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Category Visa Fee
Rs. [SL]
Tax
Rs. [SL]
· Multiple Entry
· For 3 months Treble the Normal Fee Nil
· 3 months to one year Treble the Normal Fee 10,000
 
Residence
· Expatriate personnel whose services are required
  for projects approved by the State
5,000 10,000
· Expatriate personnel employed in projects under
  BOI of Sri Lanka
5,000 10,000
· A foreign national who desires to invest monetary  capital or to engage in business activities in Sri Lanka 5,000 10,000
· Members of the Clergy Free Nil
· Religious Workers and Religious Students 5,000 10,000
· Volunteers Free - Only if provided for the agreement signed between Sri Lanka & other country / 5,000 10,000
· Personnel attached to NGOs Free - Only if provided for  the agreement signed between Sri Lanka & other country / 5,000 10,000
· Foreign students
  a) In Universities   b) Educational Institutions approved by the State
  c) Other Institutions
Free if the Ministry of Higher Education recommends free visa
2,500
5,000

Nil
5,000
10,000
· Registered Indians covered by the 1954 Agreement 2,500 5,000
· Ex. Sri Lankans 2,500 5,000
· Spouses of Sri Lankans Free Nil
· Children of Sri Lankans holding foreign nationality Free - Under 16 years
5,000 - above 16 years
10,000 - above 16 yrs
 
Transit
· Normal visa fee as in Schedule 'B' below
 
Visit
Note: Visa Fee recovered on reciprocal basis [Please refer Schedule 'B' below]
· Up to 3 months Normal Fee [If no prior Visa obtained] Nil
· 3 to 6 months Normal Fee 10,000
· 6 months to 9 months - Under special circumstances at the discretion of DC [Visa] Normal Fee 15,000
 
Resident Guest Scheme
Per Year 5,000 10,000
 
Schedule 'A'
[Countries whose national can enter Sri Lanka as holiday makers without prior visa and remain 30 days without a payment]
01. Albania 21. Estonia 41. Luxembourg 61. Slovakia
02. Armenia 22. Finland 42. Macedonia 62. Slovenia
03. Australia 23. France 43. Maldives 63. South Africa
04. Austria 24. Georgia 44. Malaysia 64. South Korea
05. Azerbaijan 25. Germany 45. Moldova 65. Spain
06. Bahrain 26. Greece 46. Netherlands 66. Sweden
07. Bangladesh 27. Hong Kong 47. New Zealand 67. Switzerland
08. Belarus 28. Hungary 48. Nepal 68. Tajikistan
09. Belgium 29. India 49. Norway 69. Thailand
10. Bhutan 30. Indonesia 50. Oman 70. Turkey
11. Bosnia-Herzegovina 31. Iran 51. Pakistan 71. Turkmenistan
12. Brunai 32. Ireland 52. Philippines 72. U.A.E.
13. Bulgaria 33. Israel 53. Poland 73. U.K.
14. Canada 34. Italy 54. Portugal 74. Ukraine
15. China 35. Japan 55. Romania 75. U.S.A.
16. Croatia 36. Kazakhstan 56. Russian Federation 76. Uzbekistan
17. Cyprus 37. Kyrgystan 57. Saudi Arabia 77. Vietnam *
18. Czech, Republic 38. Kuwait 58. Serbia-Montenegro
19. Denmark 39. Latvia 59. Seychelles  
20. Doha Qatar 40. Lithuania 60. Singapore  
 
   *   Diplomatic & Official passport holder's only
        

Schedule 'B' - Visa Fees
  Country Rs. [SL] $ [US]
 A · Afghanistan 2750.00 30.00
  · Algeria 2665.00 29.10
  · Angola 4125.00 35.00
  · Argentina 2290.00 25.00
  · Armenia Republic of 3210.00 35.00
  · Australia 2750.00 27.00
  · Austria 2475.00 27.00
  · Azerbaijan 3665.00 40.00
 B · Bangladesh 2290.00 25.00
  · Belarus 1830.00 20.00
  · Belgium 1830.00 20.00
  · Bahrain 2930.00 32.00
  · Bhutan 1830.00 20.00
  · Bosnia - Herzegovina 2930.00 32.00
  · Botswana 365.00 4.00
  · Brazil 6870.00 75.00
  · Bulgaria 3390.00 37.00
  · Burundi 7330.00 80.00
 C · Cambodia 1835.00 20.00
  · Cameroon 5770.00 63.00
  · Canada 4580.00 50.00
  · Chile - -
  · China 1749.00 19.00
  · Colombia 3665.00 40.00
  · Congo 5860.00 64.00
  · Costa Rica 185.00 2.00
  · Cote D' Ivore 2200.00 24.00
  · Croatia 1740.00 19.00
  · Cuba 1375.00 15.00
  · Cyprus 915.00 10.00
  · Czech Republic of - -
 D · Denmark 2475.00 27.00
  · Dominican Republic 185.00 2.00
 E · Ecuador 1830.00 20.00
  · Egypt 2475.00 27.00
  · Eritrea 2750.00 30.00
  · Estonia Republic of 1100.00 12.00
  · Ethiopia 3850.00 42.00
 F · Fiji 2930.00 32.00
  · Finland 2565.00 28.00
  · France 2380.00 26.00
 G · Gabonese Republic of 7510.00 82.00
  · Gambia 2930.00 32.00
  · Georgia 4580.00 50.00
  · Germany 2455.00 26.80
  · Ghana 1740.00 19.00
  · Greece 2475.00 27.00
  · Guinea Republic of 6595.00 72.00
  · Guyana 410.00 4.50
 H · Haiti 140.00 1.50
  · Honduras 1465.00 16.00
  · Hong Kong 185.00 2.00
  · Hungary 3665.00 40.00
 I · Iceland 2200.00 24.00
  · India 275.00 3.00
  · Indonesia 2550.00 27.80
  · Iraq 3810.00 41.56
  · Ireland 1470.00 16.00
  · Israel 1650.00 18.00
  · Italy 3210.00 35.00
 J · Jamaica - -
  · Japan 2290.00 25.00
  · Jordan 1300.00 14.23
 K · Kenya 4580.00 50.00
  · Korea Democratic Republic of 4580.00 50.00
  · Korea Republic of 2750.00 30.00
  · Kuwait 915.00 10.00
 L · Laos 2290.00 25.00
  · Latvia 915.00 10.00
  · Lebanon 3025.00 33.00
  · Lesotho 735.00 8.00
  · Libya 3210.00 35.00
  · Lithuania 915.00 10.00
  · Luxembourg 2380.00 26.00
 M · Madagascar 5860.00 64.00
  · Malaysia 370.00 4.00
  · Maldives 3525.00 38.50
  · Malta 3485.00 38.00
  · Mexico 3300.00 36.00
  · Moldova 3665.00 40.00
  · Mongolia 2290.00 25.00
  · Morocco 1465.00 16.00
  · Mozambique 450.00 4.94
  · Myanmar 1830.00 20.00
 N · Namibia 1375.00 15.00
  · Nepal 2750.00 30.00
  · Netherlands 4490.00 49.00
  · New Zealand 3160.00 34.50
  · Nicaragua 2750.00 30.00
  · Nigeria 370.00 4.00
  · Norway 2995.00 32.70
 O · Oman 1665.00 18.18
 P · Pakistan 70.00 0.75
  · Palestine 640.00 7.00
  · Panama 140.00 1.50
  · Papua New Guinea 1600.00 17.50
  · Peru 1100.00 12.00
  · Philippines 2750.00 30.00
  · Poland 4400.00 48.00
  · Portugal 2380.00 26.00
 R · Romania 2840.00 31.00
  · Russian Federation 2290.00 25.00
 S · Salvador 2930.00 32.00
  · Saudi Arabia 4885.00 53.33
  · Senegal 1375.00 15.00
  · Singapore - -
  · Slovenia 2930.00 32.00
  · Spain 3665.00 40.00
  · Sudan 5770.00 63.00
  · Swaziland 1170.00 12.80
  · Sweden 2290.00 25.00
  · Switzerland 2490.00 27.20
  · Syria 735.00 8.00
 T · Tajikistan 7330.00 80.00
  · Tanzania 18320.00 200.00
  · Thailand 640.00 7.00
  · Trinidad & Tobago 1280.00 14.00
  · Tunisia 650.00 7.10
  · Turkey 1925.00 21.00
  · Turkmenistan 3755.00 41.00
 U · Uganda 2750.00 30.00
  · Ukraine 4125.00 45.00
  · United Arab Emirates 14930.00 163.00
  · United Kingdom 4950.00 54.00
  · Uruguay 3975.00 43.40
  · USA 10000.00 100.00
  · Uzbekistan 7330.00 80.00
 V · Venezuela 2750.00 30.00
  · Vietnam 4125.00 45.00
 Y · Yemen 3665.00 40.00
  · Yugoslavia 1650.00 18.00
 Z · Zaire 1925.00 21.00
  · Zambia 2065.00 22.50
  · Zimbabwe 3660.00 40.00
 # · Other Countries 550.00 6.00
 
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