Visitor

Overview

Visitor visa application is applicable in case you are travelling to visit family, friends, and relatives. This visa is given for travel period not exceeding 90 days.

Visa Fees

For all categories of visas, i.e. single, double, multiple entries or transit visa will be as per below:

Duration Visa Fee in LKR
Adults 12300
Children Between 6 to 12 years 7200
Children Below 6 years No Visa Fees

Please note:

  • Children under 6 years will not pay any visa fee.
  • Applicants shall be levied a service fee Rs 2545 (inclusive of all taxes)
  • The applicable visa fee in Srilankan Rupees is as per the current exchange rate. It is subject to change without notice.
  • Visa fee and service fee can be paid in cash or credit card*
  • All fees are non-refundable.
  • Kindly bring the exact change in order to avoid any inconvenience.

* Colombo center only

Documents Required

Document required for Visitor Visa please click here.

Please note:

  • To bring a copy of the bio page and amendment page of the current passport copy in addition to the passport copy mention in the check list.
  • One photograph( with white/light background; must be taken within the last six months)
  • To arrange the documents according to the given order as per the check list.

If you had a previous Schengen Visa issued after 01 December 2015: If your fingerprints where taken satisfactory last time you don’t have to present yourself personally for lodging your application. The representing person needs an authorization letter.

Photo Specifications

Photograph Quality

The photographs must be:

  • No more than 6-months old
  • 35-40mm in width
  • Close up of your head and top of your shoulders so that your face takes up 70 -80% of the photograph
  • In sharp focus and clear
  • Of high quality with no ink marks or creases

The photographs must:

  • Show you looking directly at the camera
  • Show your skin tones naturally
  • Have appropriate brightness and contrast
  • Be printed on high quality paper, and at high resolution Photographs taken with a digital camera must be high quality colour and printed on photo-quality paper.

Style and lighting

The photographs must be:

  • Be colour neutral
  • Show your eyes open and clearly visible-no hair across your eyes
  • Show you facing square on to the camera, not looking over one shoulder (portrait style) or tilted, and showing both edges of your face clearly
  • Be taken with a plain light-coloured background
  • Be taken with uniform lighting and not show shadows or flash reflections on your face and no red eye

Glasses and head covers

If you wear glasses:

  • the photograph must show your eyes clearly with no flash reflection off the glasses, and no tinted lenses (if possible, avoid heavy frames - wear lighter framed glasses if you have them)
  • Make sure that the frames do not cover any part of your eyes.

Head coverings :

  • Are not permitted except for religious reasons, but your facial features from bottom of chin to top of forehead and both edges of your face must be clearly shown.

Expression and frame

Your photographs must:

  • Show you alone (no chair backs, toys or other people visible), looking at the camera with a neutral expression and your mouth closed.

Processing Time

Applications accepted at Switzerland Visa Application Centre Colombo will be submitted on the next working day in the Consulate. Applications accepted from Jaffna Visa Application Centre will be submitted to the Consulate on the third working day in the Consulate. The time required to process Visa Applications (Switzerland, Liechtenstein, , Slovenia, Luxembourg ,Netherlands and Belgium) is 5 working days under normal circumstances (excluding day of submission at VFS). But it can take up to 15days.

Download Forms

Applicants, who wish to obtain a visa application form to Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Netherlands, Poland, Slovenia, Luxembourg or Belgium, can download the requisite form here.

Download Visa Applications Forms

Visa Application Form In English
Visa Application Form In Tamil
Visa Application Form In Sinhala
Questionnaire

Please note: Translated forms are for reference only (Tamil & Sinhala). Applications will only be accepted in the following languages: English, German, French or Italian.

To download a form:

  • Click on the form link
  • When the form opens, save the form on your computer.

    OR

  • Press the right button on your mouse on the required link.
  • Select Save Target As from the list
  • Save the form on your computer.