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Obtaining Resident Guest Scheme Visa
The RGS is a part of a package of incentives for prospective foreign investors and professionals who would contribute to the economic and socio-cultural development of the country.
What is the Implementing Agency ?
The Implementing Agency of the RGS consists of Senior Officials of the Relevant Government Agencies. The Office of the Implementing Agency is located at the Department of Immigration Emigration, "Suhurupaya", Battaramulla, Sri Lanka.
How can I apply for Sri Lankan visa under this programme ?
The Resident Guest Scheme is open to all foreign nationals. Any foreign investor / professional who could contribute to the economic and socio cultural enrichment of the country can apply.
Where can I obtain a Residence visa application form ?
Application forms RGS I are available at
What are the documents I need to submit with my Residence visa application ?
Can I bring my family with me if I get visa under this programme ?
Yes, If you are a qualified investor or professional you can bring in your spouse, dependent children and your parents or parents of your spouse.
What are the remittance limits ?
A potential foreign investor under this Scheme should remit a minimum of US $ 250,000 or an equivalent amount in any convertible foreign currency and deposit the funds in a special account in any commercial bank approved by the Central Bank of Sri Lanka. If an investor intends to commence any investment project jointly with another foreign partner or partners, each such person should invest a minimum of US $ 250,000 or an equivalent amount in any convertible foreign currency. A further sum of US $ 35,000 should be deposited for each dependent accompanying the investor. Interest will be paid on any unutilized balance held in deposit at such rates as are determined by the Central Bank of Sri Lanka from time to time. Documentary evidence to confirm the remittances to Sri Lanka should be furnished.
In addition to the initial deposits, an investor should remit regularly sufficient funds for the upkeep of himself and his dependents.
A professional intending to reside in Sri Lanka under the scheme is required to remit, to a Special Bank Account in Sri Lanka for living expenses, a minimum of US$ 2,000/- per month for himself and US$ 1000/- per month for each of his dependents, including spouse.
Funds remitted to Sri Lanka by any foreign investor should be invested in an approved project. If no satisfactory progress is made by the applicant in making investment in the country within the first two years of his residence in Sri Lanka, the Implementing Agency may cease to make any further payments of interest on the credit balance in the Special Account of the investor.
Approved projects for the purpose of this Scheme are
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|Last Updated On: 2016-09-23 13:04:25|