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Saturday, April 3, 2010

Sri Lanka Visa Requirements For Business Travelers

Sri Lanka has a growing economy based on agricultural products like tea, rubber and coconuts, as well as textiles and gemstones.  In 2006, the Sri Lankan GDP grew 7.4% to reach the US equivalent of $27.4 billion.

According to WorldTravelGuide.net, American business travelers in Sri Lanka should feel right at home.  Many business customs in Sri Lanka are similar to those in America.  Most businesspeople speak English, punctuality is expected for meetings and appointments, and when you meet someone new, it’s considered polite to exchange business cards.
While American tourists in Sri Lanka do not need Sri Lankan visas,  business travelers do. Here are the documents required to get a Sri Lankan visa for a business trip:
  • 1 Sri Lanka visa application form
  • Your US passport, which must have a blank page and at least 6 months left before it expires.
  • 2-passport-sized  photos
  • A copy of your round-trip itinerary
  • A business letter of responsibility from your sponsor. The letter must provide the nature of your business, the purpose of your trip, the name of your contact  and the length of your stay and promise financial support for you while you are in Sri Lanka.
  • Your sponsor in Sri Lanka also needs to send a fax to the Sri Lankan Embassy in Washington, DC to confirm the details of your trip.
  • You will be required to show proof of a yellow fever vaccination if you are arriving from an area in which the disease is present.
Business travelers to Sri Lanka must apply for a visa in advance.  At RushMyTravelVisa.com, we specialize in making sure that business travelers have all the documents they need to travel. We’ll research your itinerary to ensure that you know exactly which visas are required, and we’ll provide clear, easy-to-follow instructions to help you get them. Then, we’ll deliver your Sri Lankan visa paperwork directly to the appropriate embassy or consulate for the fastest possible processing.


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