Sri Lankans can apply online for visa to India



The High Commission of India announced today that its process of applying for visas to visit India will go online with effect from March 25, 2011.

A press release issued by the High Commission advised the applicants to apply online at

The new system is aimed at providing user friendly visa services through the Indian Visa Application Centre (VFS Global) in Colombo, Kandy, and Jaffna and directly at the Consulate General of India, Hambantota.

“The new procedure will enable visa applicants to apply online from the comfort of homes, office, cyber cafes, etc.” the statement said.

The statement further instructed the applicants to download the filled-in application affix two photographs (2.5x 2.5 inches in white background), sign the application and submit the same to the Indian Visa Application Centres in Colombo, Kandy,Jaffna and at the Consulate General of India in Hambantota along with the passport, supporting documents and requisite fees.

Applicants can obtain further information at

The High Commission of India says it remains committed to ensuring expeditious issue of visas.

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