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ThePondFence
Post subject: Re: Visa warning
PostPosted: 13:34 on 19th Nov 2011

Joined: 20:03 on 29th Jan 2011
Posts: 57
I may be wrong here so feel free to correct me....

The www.eta.gov.sl visa service is free up until 1 January 2012 and ETAs are valid for up to 3 months and entitle the holder to remain in SL for 30 days from date of arrival.

Therefore, could you not put in an application in the final week of December, pay nothing and it would still be valid in time for the Galle test?
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darrensmale
Post subject: Re: Visa warning
PostPosted: 15:41 on 19th Nov 2011

Joined: 09:05 on 16th Jul 2008
Posts: 155
ThePondFence Wrote:
I may be wrong here so feel free to correct me....

The www.eta.gov.sl visa service is free up until 1 January 2012 and ETAs are valid for up to 3 months and entitle the holder to remain in SL for 30 days from date of arrival.

Therefore, could you not put in an application in the final week of December, pay nothing and it would still be valid in time for the Galle test?


Interesting idea. Not sure that it would cover the Colombo test though. There is of course only one way to find out. Good luck.
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ThePondFence
Post subject: Re: Visa warning
PostPosted: 17:12 on 19th Nov 2011

Joined: 20:03 on 29th Jan 2011
Posts: 57
That's the thing, the ETA is valid for 3 months and you get 30 days in SL from date of arrival.
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billythefish
Post subject: Re: Visa warning
PostPosted: 18:54 on 19th Nov 2011

Joined: 14:06 on 12th Jul 2011
Posts: 87
ThePondFence Wrote:
I may be wrong here so feel free to correct me....

The www.eta.gov.sl visa service is free up until 1 January 2012 and ETAs are valid for up to 3 months and entitle the holder to remain in SL for 30 days from date of arrival.

Therefore, could you not put in an application in the final week of December, pay nothing and it would still be valid in time for the Galle test?



This lloks like a good idea..worse case scenario is that it wouldn't work...??
I guess it depends when people are leaving the country...??
Good thinking though!!
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NorthCountryBoy
Post subject: Re: Visa warning
PostPosted: 21:08 on 22nd Nov 2011

Joined: 20:37 on 30th Dec 2008
Posts: 77
ThePondFence Wrote:
I may be wrong here so feel free to correct me....

The www.eta.gov.sl visa service is free up until 1 January 2012 and ETAs are valid for up to 3 months and entitle the holder to remain in SL for 30 days from date of arrival.

Therefore, could you not put in an application in the final week of December, pay nothing and it would still be valid in time for the Galle test?


Bump - has anyone tested this yet?

And any ideas when you'd have to apply by to meet the Dec 31st deadline (a tough one for people to know I realise!)?
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ThePondFence
Post subject: Re: Visa warning
PostPosted: 21:58 on 22nd Nov 2011

Joined: 20:03 on 29th Jan 2011
Posts: 57
NorthCountryBoy Wrote:
ThePondFence Wrote:
I may be wrong here so feel free to correct me....

The www.eta.gov.sl visa service is free up until 1 January 2012 and ETAs are valid for up to 3 months and entitle the holder to remain in SL for 30 days from date of arrival.

Therefore, could you not put in an application in the final week of December, pay nothing and it would still be valid in time for the Galle test?


Bump - has anyone tested this yet?

And any ideas when you'd have to apply by to meet the Dec 31st deadline (a tough one for people to know I realise!)?


From what I have read, it takes 3 or 4 days max for the ETA to be issued.

I'm arriving SL 24th March so will apply around 22nd December and hope for the best. If it doesn't work out, will just have to cough up in the new year.
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billythefish
Post subject: Re: Visa warning
PostPosted: 22:02 on 22nd Nov 2011

Joined: 14:06 on 12th Jul 2011
Posts: 87
ThePondFence Wrote:
NorthCountryBoy Wrote:
ThePondFence Wrote:
I may be wrong here so feel free to correct me....

The www.eta.gov.sl visa service is free up until 1 January 2012 and ETAs are valid for up to 3 months and entitle the holder to remain in SL for 30 days from date of arrival.

Therefore, could you not put in an application in the final week of December, pay nothing and it would still be valid in time for the Galle test?


Bump - has anyone tested this yet?

And any ideas when you'd have to apply by to meet the Dec 31st deadline (a tough one for people to know I realise!)?



Surely if it is electronic...its instant???

So reading postings here...if we apply this year in late December....we then can enter SL for 1 month,but within 3 months from the visa being issued...correct???


From what I have read, it takes 3 or 4 days max for the ETA to be issued.

I'm arriving SL 24th March so will apply around 22nd December and hope for the best. If it doesn't work out, will just have to cough up in the new year.
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ThePondFence
Post subject: Re: Visa warning
PostPosted: 22:07 on 22nd Nov 2011

Joined: 20:03 on 29th Jan 2011
Posts: 57
billythefish Wrote:
ThePondFence Wrote:
NorthCountryBoy Wrote:
ThePondFence Wrote:
I may be wrong here so feel free to correct me....

The www.eta.gov.sl visa service is free up until 1 January 2012 and ETAs are valid for up to 3 months and entitle the holder to remain in SL for 30 days from date of arrival.

Therefore, could you not put in an application in the final week of December, pay nothing and it would still be valid in time for the Galle test?


Bump - has anyone tested this yet?

And any ideas when you'd have to apply by to meet the Dec 31st deadline (a tough one for people to know I realise!)?



Surely if it is electronic...its instant???

So reading postings here...if we apply this year in late December....we then can enter SL for 1 month,but within 3 months from the visa being issued...correct???

Don't think there's such a thing as instant in SL embassy :D

And that's my understanding on the visa rules....
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kev
Post subject: Re: Visa warning
PostPosted: 22:30 on 22nd Nov 2011

Joined: 17:06 on 4th Dec 2008
Posts: 279
Location: Walsall West Midlands
Can I just confirm that it's £20 we're talking about here not £200, just incase I've missed something?
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Ash02
Post subject: Re: Visa warning
PostPosted: 09:06 on 23rd Nov 2011

Joined: 17:41 on 14th Jan 2009
Posts: 209
Location: Hull - Yorkshire
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Can I just confirm that it's £20 we're talking about here not £200, just incase I've missed something?


Kev, Its definately £20 mate.
Ash
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