Residence and Business Visa is issued to non-Sri Lankans to obtain residence facilities for special
purposes or on the basis of carrying out an ethical business operation. This facility is available to those
who have decided to extend residence facilities for the purpose of investment or otherwise, in
circumstances where the governing authority is satisfied that their stay in Sri Lanka is not detrimental to
the best interests of the general population.
The residence/business visa is usually valid for one year or Period recommended by the authorities. It
can be renewed annually by submitting an application for the extension through the Department of
Immigration and Emigration, provided your intended stay in Sri Lanka should end at least two months
prior to the expiration of your travel document.