Foreign visitors arriving in Sri Lanka are required to have a completed Disembarkation Card for immigration clearance. There is no requirement for DEPARTING visitors to complete Embarkation card.
Where to Get the Disembarkation Card
The Disembarkation card is available at all Sri Lanka Immigration checkpoints. Travelers arriving by air can obtain the card from the airlines or on board their FLIGHTSto Sri Lanka. Travelers arriving by sea can obtain it from their travel agents and ferry operators. The Disembarkation card is free-of-charge.
Completing the Disembarkation Card
All Disembarkation cards must be completed in a neat and legible manner. A separate Disembarkation card must be completed for each accompanying child traveling with the same passport.
At the immigration counter, the visitor must present the completed Disembarkation card together with his travel documents to the Immigration officer. Upon the grant of immigration clearance, the Disembarkation card will be retained by the officer. An endorsement indicating the period that the visitor is allowed to enter and stay in Sri Lanka is stamped on the passport.
Leaving Sri Lanka
When the visitor leaves Sri Lanka, there is no requirement for completing Embarkation card.