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asteve
Post subject: Visa warning
PostPosted: 18:03 on 15th Sep 2011

Joined: 17:09 on 15th May 2008
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When u arr @ cmb immigration, u will prob be asked how long u r stayin. If u say longer than 1 mth there is a chance u will b given a visa stamp 4 ur intended stay, up 2 3mths. Dont believe this is correct. The immigation officer gives u a stamp 4 wotever, BUT, the immigation computer will only giv u 30 days. This cud cause u BIG probs when leavin SL or tryin 2 xtend ur visa. If u r stayin more than 30 days, regardless of wot ur visa stamp sez, go 2 the passport office in Punchi Borella, Col 10, & u can get it sortd in about an hr. If u hav bought a 3mth visa frm the SL HC in london, prior 2 travel, no probs.
Steve.
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Maidenover
Post subject: Re: Visa warning
PostPosted: 21:23 on 15th Sep 2011

Joined: 09:13 on 23rd Apr 2008
Posts: 2913
Moral of the story ... for those just going for the two tests ... just fill in the standard form given to you on the plane and get a 30 day visa?
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blueandy1mac
Post subject: Re: Visa warning
PostPosted: 00:07 on 16th Sep 2011

Joined: 12:30 on 14th Jul 2008
Posts: 2050
Location: Preston UK
Thanks Steve I'll pass that on to Jim and the lads.
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Maidenover
Post subject: Re: Visa warning
PostPosted: 18:44 on 19th Sep 2011

Joined: 09:13 on 23rd Apr 2008
Posts: 2913
Daily Mirror (Sri Lanka) today print.dailymirror.lk/news/front-page-news/56636.html
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blueandy1mac
Post subject: Re: Visa warning
PostPosted: 14:20 on 20th Sep 2011

Joined: 12:30 on 14th Jul 2008
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Location: Preston UK
Oh dear, I can magine all the teething problems and system collapses will coincide quite nicely with our visit. :(
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Big Harvey
Post subject: Re: Visa warning
PostPosted: 18:34 on 21st Sep 2011

Joined: 09:14 on 23rd Apr 2008
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Thought I'd better make this thread sticky. We don't want people getting caught out. The proposed system sounds a bit like the Australian one, so in theory it should be straightforward enough to get it done on line. I haven't seen any mention of how much (if anything) one of these electronic visas will cost, so watch this space!
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asteve
Post subject: Re: Visa warning
PostPosted: 11:17 on 26th Sep 2011

Joined: 17:09 on 15th May 2008
Posts: 158
The system was due 2 b trialled from July 1st this yr.
Steve.
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Maidenover
Post subject: Re: Visa warning
PostPosted: 16:08 on 30th Sep 2011

Joined: 09:13 on 23rd Apr 2008
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website being trialed ... looks like we'll all be in for this in 2012
www.eta.gov.lk/visainfo/center.jsp
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Avensis
Post subject: Re: Visa warning
PostPosted: 10:12 on 14th Oct 2011

Joined: 18:53 on 25th Apr 2008
Posts: 12
Location: Shropshire
Had a letter from tour operator (Virgin Holidays) today advising this, and advising the ETA Visa is US$50 per person.
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Maidenover
Post subject: Re: Visa warning
PostPosted: 12:18 on 14th Oct 2011

Joined: 09:13 on 23rd Apr 2008
Posts: 2913
www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-15239654
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