Sri Lanka Employment visa

Sri Lanka
Cost of Living
Talent Migration


If you wish to work and reside in Sri Lanka for more than 6 months, you need an employment visa before travelling to Sri Lanka.

The processing time for a work visa may take from 6-12 weeks from the application day.

You can bring your spouse and kids with you.

The passport remains at the Embassy / Consulate during the entire process of visa proceeding

The general application process is :

  1. Get the employment letter or Work contract from the employer in Sri Lanka

  2. Prepare your visa application and gather other required documents for it.

  3. Apply for a Work visa and prepare to move to Sri Lanka



12 Month(s)





Processing time

2-3 Week(s)




What are eligibility requirements for the Sri Lanka Employment visa?

6 Eligibility Requirements

  • You need a passport/travel document valid for at least 6 months
  • You need a job offer from an employer in Sri Lanka
  • Your employer should apply to the Department of Immigration for entry visa approval
  • You need sufficient funds to cover your stay
  • You must possess the required skill/experience demanded by the job offered
  • You need to have details of accommodation at your destination

Which documents do I need to apply for the Sri Lanka Employment visa?

5 Document Required

  • Visa application form, completed and signed
  • Copies of job offer letter from an employer
  • Copies of valid passport (like the bio page, past visas, etc)
  • Proof of sufficient means of subsistence
  • Copies of work experience from previous employers

Talent Migration data for Sri Lanka

Talent gain & drain map of 2015-2019 data. Sourced from World Bank Digital Development Data.

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