Delegation of the European Union to Sri Lanka and Maldives

Travel to the EU from Sri Lanka

A Schengen visa enables a foreigner to travel to all countries of the Schengen area, except if the area of validity is limited in the visa sticker itself. With a Schengen visa you can travel freely between these countries as long as the Schengen visa is valid.

The following countries together form the Schengen area: Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, and Switzerland.

You have to apply for your Schengen visa at the Embassy of your main destination. If the main destination cannot be determined, responsibility for issuance of the visa lies with the Schengen state of first entry.

Main travel

destination

 

Visa Application Centre

Embassy Address and Contact Information

France*

Portugal

Spain

Monaco

Czech Republic

 

Schengen Visa Application Centre

61, Janadhipathi Mawatha, Postal Code 00100, Colombo 01

Tel: 011-4690801

info.francesl@vfshelpline.com

www.vfs-france.com

 

Embassy of France

89 Rosmead Place, Colombo 7

Tel.: +94-11-2639 400

Fax : +94-11-2639 401

www.ambafrance-lk.org

 

Germany

Austria

Estonia

Hungary

Latvia

 

Schengen Visa Application Centre

61, Janadhipathi Mawatha, Postal Code 00100, Colombo 01

 

German Visa Application Centre in Jaffna

89 Brown Road,

Jaffna

Tel: 011-4690801

Fax: 011-4541142

info.germansl@vfshelpline.com

www.vfs-germany.com

Embassy of Federal Republic of Germany

43, Temple Lane, Colombo 3

Tel.: +94-11-2580 431

Mob.: +94-77-3541017 (appointments: Tuesday 2 - 3pm)

Fax: +94-11-2504104

www.colombo.diplo.de

 

Italy

Malta

 

Schengen Visa Application Centre

61, Janadhipathi Mawatha, Postal Code 00100, Colombo 01

Tel: 011-4690801

info.italysl@vfshelpline.com

www.italy-vfs.com

 

Embassy of Italy

55, Jawatta Road, Colombo 5

Tel.: +94-11-2588 388

Fax: +94-11-2588 622

www.ambcolombo.esteri.it

 

Norway**

Denmark

Finland

Iceland

Sweden

 

Schengen Visa Application Centre

61, Janadhipathi Mawatha, Postal Code 00100, Colombo 01

Tel: 011-4541770 and 011-4690801

info.norwaysl.@vfshelpline.com

http://www.vfsglobal.com/norway/srilanka/contactus.html

 

Royal Norwegian Embassy

No. 49, Bullers Lane, Colombo 7

Tel.: +94-11-5608700

Fax: +94-11-5608791

www.norway.lk

 

 

Switzerland

Liechtenstein

The Netherlands

Belgium

Luxembourg

Poland

Slovenia

 

Schengen Visa Application Centre

61, Janadhipathi Mawatha, Postal Code 00100, Colombo 01

Tel: 011 235 0670

 

Switzerland Visa Application Centre in Jaffna

89 Brown Road,

Jaffna

Tel.: 021 492 2150

Info.switzerlandsl@vfshelpline.com

https://www.vfsglobal.ch/Switzerland/Srilanka/Index.html

 

Embassy of Switzerland

63, Srimath R.G. Senanayake Mawatha (Gregory’s Road)

Colombo 7

Tel.: +94-11 269 12 20

Fax: +94-11 269 12 00

www.eda.admin.ch/colombo

 

Greece

Schengen Visa Application Centre

61, Janadhipathi Mawatha, Postal Code 00100, Colombo 01

Tel: 011-4690801

info.greecesl@vfshelpline.com

http://www.vfsglobal.com/greece/srilanka/

 

Consular Office in New Delhi

Address : Dr S. Radhakrishnan Marg, Chanakyapuri,

New Delhi 110021

Tel. : (009111) 26880700-4

Fax : (009111) 24675231

www.mfa.gr/newdelhi

 

 

Travellers to Lithuania and Slovakia must apply at the competent Embassy outside Sri Lanka.

1. The mere possession of a visa does not confer an automatic right of entry. Visa holders are requested to present proof that they fulfil the entry conditions at the Schengen border. They should especially carry valid passport with valid visa, proof of purpose of trip, proof of sufficient finances etc. and must not be a danger to the public order, internal security, public health or international relations.

2. The purpose of a proposed visit cannot be altered once the visa has been issued.

3. It is recommended that you apply as early as possible. The application cannot be lodged earlier than three months before. Please bear in mind that there may be waiting times for appointments of up to two weeks.

4. Applications shall be processed within 15 calendar days of the date of lodging of an admissible application. In individual cases, notably when further scrutiny is needed or in cases of representation, this period may be extended up to 30 calendar days. When additional documentation is needed, the period may be extended up to 60 calendar days.

5. When the application is admissible, the Embassy will stamp your passport. This stamp has no legal implications.

6. Nationals or specific categories of nationals of the following countries are subject to prior consultation or information: Afghanistan, Algeria, Bangladesh, Belarus, D.R. Congo, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kazakhstan, North Korea, Lebanon, Libya, Mali, Mauritania, Morocco, Niger, Nigeria, Pakistan, Russian Federation, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Sri Lanka, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, Vietnam, Yemen, Palestinians, Uzbekistan, Refugees, Stateless Persons.

* The French Embassy also processes visas for the French Overseas Territories and for Burkina Faso, Central African Republic, Gabon, Ivory Coast, Mauritania, Monaco, Senegal, Djibouti and Togo.

** The Norwegian Embassy also processes applications for visas to Svalbard/Spitzbergen.

*** The Embassy of the Netherlands processes visas for Aruba and Netherlands Antilles. Their address is

Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands

25, Torrington Avenue, Colombo 7

Tel.: +94-11-2510200

Fax: +94-11-2502855

srilanka.nlembassy.org |

col-ccc@minbuza.nl

Consulate of Austria     

Mr. Seneka D.Amerasinghe       

Honorary Consul             

424, Union Place

Colombo 2

E: austriacon@sltnet.lk 
Working hours: Monday – Friday 9.00am – 12.30pm

 

Consulate of Belgium

Mr. Pierre Pringiers
Honorary Consul

69/5B Elvitigala Mawatha                            

Colombo 8

E: consul.belgium@unilink.lk 
Working hours: Mon – Fri 9.30am – 12.00noon & 2.00pm – 5.00pm

 

Embassy of the Republic of Bulgaria

H.E. Petko Doykov

Ambassador

E P16/17, Chandra Gupta Marg, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi, Delhi 110021, India

Phone: +91 11 2611 5549

F: +91-11-26876190
E: bulemb@bulgariaembindia.combgembdelhi@yahoo.com 
Working hours: Mon – Fri 8.00am – 2.00pm

 

British High Commission

H. E. Mr. James Dauris
High Commissioner
389, Bauddhaloka Mawatha, Colombo 7
T: +94-11-2689624/ 5390639
F: +94-11-5390694
E: Colombo.General@fco.gov.lk 
Working hours: Mon – Thur 8.00am – 12.30pm & 1.30pm – 4.30pm
Fri 8.00am – 1.00pm

 

Consulate of the Republic of Cyprus

Mr. Ashok Dias
Honorary Consul
Greenlanka Towers
8th Level, 46/46 Nawam Mawatha
Colombo 2
T: +94-11-2302532/33
F: +94-11-2302534
E: cyprusconsul@sltnet.lk 
Working hours: Mon – Fri 9.00am – 3.00pm

 

Consulate of Czech Republic

Dr Lohitha Samarawickrema       

Honorary Consul             

60/1, Park Street             

Colombo 2

E: czech2006@sltnet.lk

Working hours: Mon – Fri 9.00am – 1.00pm & 2.00pm – 5.00pm

 

Consulate of Estonia     

Mr D.F.S.Thambinayagam

Honorary Consul             

100, Lake Drive                

Colombo 8

 

Consulate – General of Denmark

Mr. D. H. S. Jayawardena
Honorary Consul-General
Unit 5-3C, East Tower, WTC, Colombo 1
T: +94-11-5556699
F: +94-11-5554545
E: kdconsul@sltnet.lk 
Working hours: Mon – Fri 9.00am – 12.00noon

 

Consulate - General of Finland

Mr. Ashroff Omar
Honorary Consul-General
23-25, Rheinland Place, Colombo 3
T: +94-11-4742005/ 4727222
F: +94-11-4742091
E: finlandconsulate@brandix.com 
Working hours: Mon – Fri 9.00am – 12.00noon

 

Embassy of France

Mr. Jean-Marin Schuh

89 Rosmead Place, Colombo 7

Tel.: +94-11-2639 400

Fax : +94-11-2639 401

www.ambafrance-lk.org

 

Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany

H. E. Dr. Juergen Morhard
Ambassador
40, Alfred House Avenue, Colombo 3
T: +94-11-2580431
F: +94-11-2580440
E: info@colo.diplo.de 
Working hours: Mon – Thu 7.30am – 12.30pm & 1.00pm – 4.00pm
Friday 7.30am – 1.00pm

 

Consulate – General of Greece

Mr. Ajith Damon Gunawardene
Honorary Consul-General

117, Sir Chittampalam A Gardiner Mawatha,

Colombo 2

 

Consulate of the Republic of Hungary

Mr. G. Rohan Nanayakkara
Honorary Consul
104, Nawala Road, Narahenpita, Colombo 5
T: +94-11-2589960/ 2589966
F: +94-11-2589968
E: consulate@ronanair.com 
Working hours: 9.00am – 1.00 pm

 

Consulate of Ireland

Mr. Gerard Manik Perera
Honorary Consul
Level 6, 72 C, Bauddhaloka Mawatha, Colombo 4
T: +94-11-2597895, 2714211
F: +94-11-2598705
E: manik@pership.com 
Working hours: Mon – Fri 9.00am – 12.00noon

 

Embassy of the Republic of Italy

H. E. Mr. Paolo Andrea Bartorelli
Ambassador
55, Jawatte Road, Colombo 5
T: +9411-2588388
F: +94-11-2596344
E: ambasciata.colombo@esteri.it 
Working hours: Mon – Thur 8.00am – 4.00pm
Fri 8.00am – 2.00pm

 

Honorary Consulate General of the Republic of Latvia

Mr. Thomas Daetwyler
Honorary Consul General
7 1/1 Upper Chatham Street, Colombo 1
T: +94-11-2385660/ 2385661
F: +94-11-2448382
E: consulatlatvia@sltnet.lk 
Working hours: Mon – Fri 9.00am – 12.30pm

 

Consulate of the Republic of Lithuania

Mr. M. Ansar Jabir
Honorary Consul
4, Rotunda Gardens, Colombo 3
T: +94-11-2320079/ 2328593
F: +94-11-2422933
E: ansar@eureka.lk 
Working hours: Mon – Fri 9.30am – 12.30pm

 

Embassy of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg

84, Jor Bagh
New Delhi – 110003
India
Tel.: 0091-11-4998 6600
Fax.: 0091-11-4152 5201

Email: newdelhi.amb@mae.etat.lu 

 

Consulate of Malta        

Mr. Lalin A.J. Fernando 

Honorary Consul             

53/4 Ananda Kumaraswarmy Mawatha

E: lalin_fernando@stc.com.lk 
Working hours: Mon – Fri 8.30am – 4.30pm        

 

The Embassy of the Kingdom of Netherlands

H.E. Mrs. Joanne Doornewaard  

Ambassador

25 Torrington Avenue

Colombo 07

Phone

+94 11 251 02 00

Fax+94 11 250 28 55

E-mailcol@minbuza.nl

 

Honorary Consulate of Poland

Desamanya Kandiah Balendra
Honorary Consul-General
409, 2nd Floor, Galle Road, Colombo 3
T: +94-11-2565612
F: +94-11-4727060
E: cheryld@brandix.com 
Working hours: Mon – Fri 9.00am – 4.30pm

 

Consulate of the Republic of Portugal

Mrs. Preenie S. M. Pinto
Honorary Consul
255, R. A. D Mel Mawatha, Colombo 3
T: +94-11-2576687/ 4722010
F: +94-11-2576692
E: andrewsphar@eureka.lk 
Working hours: Mon – Fri 9.30am – 1.30pm

 

Embassy of Romania

Dr. Victor Chiujdea
Chargé d'Affaires 
14A, Camebridge Terrace, Colombo 7
T: +94-11-2683421
F: +94-11-2683422
E: Romania@sltnet.lk 
Working hours: Mon - Fri 9.00am – 3.00pm

 

Consulate of the Slovak Republic

Mr. Mahen R. A. Kariyawasan
Honorary Consul
130, Level 1, Nawala Road, Colombo 5
T: +94-11-2369836/ 4513466
F: +94-11-2369896
E: Slovak@sltnet.lk 
Working hours: Mon – Fri 9.00am – 4.00pm

 

Consulate of the Republic of Slovenia

Mr. Sanath Ukwatte
Honorary Consul
Mount Lavinia Hotel, 100, Hotel Road, Mt. Lavinia
T: +94-11- 2738548
F: +94-11- 2738548
E: mountla@sltnet.lk 
Working hours: Mon – Fri 9.00am – 5.00pm

 

Consulate of Spain

Mrs. Priyadarshini Jayawardena
Honorary Consul
Level 9-02, East Tower, WTC, Colombo 1
T: +94-11-5533500-1
F: +94-11-5533502
E: consul_spain@sltnet.lk 
Working hours: Mon – Fri 8.30am – 3.00pm

 

Consulate General of Sweden

Mr. Noel Selvanayagam
Honorary Consul General
3, R. A De Mel Mawatha
Colombo 5
T: +94-11-2591991
F: +94-11-2580022
E: noel@senoksl.com 
Working hours: 8.30am – 5.00pm

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