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High Commission of India in Colombo , Sri Lanka

High Commission of India in Colombo Sri Lanka is a strong bond of communication between India Government and Sri Lanka. It functions as the official representative of the High Commission of India in Colombo in Sri Lanka.

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Working Hours:
The embassy is open on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and closed on Saturday, and Sunday. The embassy remains closed on India and Sri Lanka public holidays as well.

Before visiting the embassy for citizenship, passport, civil acts registration, or notary related documents or services, an appointment is necessary. For other consular services, kindly book an appointment before visiting the embassy.

How to Book an Appointment?
The India Embassy in Sri Lanka has introduced an innovative "online appointment system." This system aims to organize the visa application systems, quickly process submissions, and documents, and offer efficient consular services. The service is available 24/7, and with helpful features like automatic queuing and user-friendly steps for booking an appointment, it has turned out to be an effective system.

Anyone can use this system to book an appointment with the India Embassy in Sri Lanka. There are no charges applied for using this service. An online appointment system's benefit is that applicants can easily book appointments for multiple consular services, change the date or time of visit, or even cancel the appointment conveniently.

The online appointment system currently offers three modes of booking, namely Initial Appointment, Change an Appointment, and Cancel or Delete an appointment.

Consular Services:
The embassy offers a wide range of consular services to citizens residing or visiting India and people wishing to visit for tourism or investment purposes.

The embassy can facilitate various services, including the issuance of passport and visa, document legalization, identity verification, birth, marriage, and death certificates, and emergency travel documentation.

In case you are a India citizen and have lost your passport or ID card, you can contact the embassy to obtain a new passport and ID card. You may also apply for emergency travel documents in case of damaged, lost, or expired passports. If you are traveling, the embassy will ensure that your desired documents are issued before your visa expires. If a minor or underage person requires emergency travel documents, the embassy will need a written application from a guardian or parent to issue a new ID card or passport.

It is worth noting that the Consular Section of the India Embassy in Sri Lanka has started issuing a visa. However, only British citizens can currently apply for a visa to India.

Please note that citizens of countries categorized as visa-exempt to enter Sri Lanka by the India government cannot apply for a visa. Moreover, the fourteen-day self-isolation rule is no longer applicable, but visitors will have to show a negative COVID-19 test report upon arriving. The test report must not be more than three days older than the date of departure.

Visa Services:
The embassy aims to offer superior service quality to applicants who have requested a visa to enter India. The visa centers can facilitate applicants in all sorts of issues, from verification of support documents to submission or collection of documents and understanding the visitors' rules after entering Sri Lanka.

Following are the most common types of visas provided by this embassy and online to be used by the citizens:

Indian eVisa categories and online Process:

Indian Regular Visa / Long Term Visa:

  • Business Visa
  • Conference Visa
  • Diplomatic Visa
  • Employment Visa
  • Entry Visa
  • Film Visa
  • Intern Visa
  • Journalist Visa
  • Medical Attendant
  • Medical Visa
  • Missionary Visa
  • Mountaineering Visa
  • Official Visa
  • Project Visa
  • Research Visa
  • Student Visa
  • Tourist Visa
  • Transit Visa
  • Un Diplomat
  • Un Official

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You can book your appointments to visit the embassy by contacting them through phone call/ email or check schedules on their official website. It is mandatory to contact before visiting the embassy because the office hours may vary.

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The purpose of your intended travel (Tourist, Business, Studies or etc) and other facts will determine what type of visa is required under India immigration law. As a visa applicant, you will need to establish that you meet all requirements to receive the category of visa for which you are applying.