Document Requirement

  • Student intending to study in Sri Lanka should first contact the NSBM and seek admission to a study programme

  • NSBM will apply to the Department of Immigration for entry visa approval

  • The Department of Immigration notifies the nearest Sri Lanka Diplomatic Mission of the entry visa approval

  • Student reports to the nearest Sri Lanka Diplomatic Mission to obtain the Entry Visa endorsed on the passport Foreigner arrives in Sri Lanka.

  • At the port of entry, immigration may grant entry for specified period.

  • Upon entering Sri Lanka, before the expiry of the visa given at the port of entry, the passport of the foreigner should be referred to the Department of Immigration for stamping student visa on it.

Application procedure

  1. Obtaining Entry visa approval from the Department of Immigration in Colombo http://www.immigration.gov.lk/

  2. Collecting Entry Visa endorsement from the nearest Sri Lanka Diplomatic mission and travel to Sri Lanka

  3. After arrival in Sri Lanka, collect student visa endorsement on passport at the Department of Immigration in Colombo



Further Details:
Please contact the Department of Immigration and Immigration Centre

Address: "Suhurupaya", Subuthi Drive, Battaramulla
Phone: 0094115 329 000


Approval for entry visa can be applied at:

Department of Immigration and Emigration - http://www.immigration.gov.lk/
Contact Email : internationals@nsbm.lk
Hotline: +94 712 445 000 (WhatsApp Viber and Wechat)


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