It is important to ensure you have the correct visa which permits you to study at KIU. For courses exceeding six or more months of stay requires an educational residence visa as per Sri Lankan immigration regulations.

Upon your application is being accepted we will get you an entry visa. This visa will be sent directly by the immigration authorities to the Sri Lankan mission in your country of residence. You will be required to get this visa stamped at the specified Sri Lankan mission. In case if there aren’t any Sri Lankan missions operating in your country of residence this visa van be obtained on arrival in Sri Lanka.


This entry visa is valid for a period of 90 days and upon arrival in Sri Lanka this visa will be converted to a residence visa. This visa is valid for a period of one year and can be extended depending on the duration of the course as determined by KIU. Visa fees are applicable for obtaining residence visa. A minimum of funds (as published by the Immigration & Emigration of Sri Lanka is to be met by the student) for obtaining the visa for the said period.


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