The Department of Immigration and Emigration has extended the  validity period of all types of Visas for a period of 30 days with effect from 12 May to  11 June 2020.

The Department advised all applicants to pay the relevant visa fee and get the visa endorsed in the Passport by securing an appointment online on or before 11 June 2020.

All the visas which expire between March 7 to June 11, 2020, will be exempted from the  overstay penalty.

The Department said only   limited number of appointments will be given per day and the applicants are required to be present at the Department 15 min prior to the allocated time.

If an applicant unable to present at the given time, the appointment becomes invalid after 10 minute of grace period. In such circumstances, the applicants shall not be allowed to enter the Department premises and shall obtain a new appointment.

Appointments can be obtained via the link below:-

https://eservices.immigration.gov.lk/vs