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Immigration Office in Hambantota - Opening in January?? Yes?

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Napier, New Zealand
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Immigration Office in Hambantota - Opening in January?? Yes?

Hello.

I have been told there will be an Immigration Office opening in Hambantota that will take care of Visa Extensions for foreign travelers.

Can anyone confirm this please?

I am traveling to Matara and would be great if I can extend my 30 day VOA in Hambantota instead of Colombo.

Thanks in advance for any help.

Cheers.

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1. Re: Immigration Office in Hambantota - Opening in January?? Yes?

Where/how did you get told that?

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2. Re: Immigration Office in Hambantota - Opening in January?? Yes?

Hello Hans.

The woman that runs the Yoga Retreat that I'm going to stay at in Matara told me to "look into" extending my Visa in Hambantato, as there is an Immigration Office opening in January - Her words, not mine.

Are aware of this ?

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3. Re: Immigration Office in Hambantota - Opening in January?? Yes?

Nothing has been mentioned in the local newspapers.

Personally I doubt it will be the case.

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4. Re: Immigration Office in Hambantota - Opening in January?? Yes?

OK - thanks for your input.

Other than Colombo, are there any other destinations in SL where I can extend my 30 day VOA??

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5. Re: Immigration Office in Hambantota - Opening in January?? Yes?

Currently none, sorry.

All the best,

<Erik> & [Sandya]

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6. Re: Immigration Office in Hambantota - Opening in January?? Yes?

There is only one Immigration Department where you can extend you visa. That is in Punchi Borella in Colombo.

http://www.immigration.gov.lk/web/?lang=en

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7. Re: Immigration Office in Hambantota - Opening in January?? Yes?

OK - Colombo it is then :)

Thanks for your help.

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8. Re: Immigration Office in Hambantota - Opening in January?? Yes?

maybe she was talking about that ? in this news paper, an office seems to be opened in the harbour of Hambantota...

http://www.itnnews.lk/latest/?p=44742

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9. Re: Immigration Office in Hambantota - Opening in January?? Yes?

If it's that link then the office is similar to that at airport and in Colombo Cruise terminal: simply for immigration and emigration. Not for extending visas etc...

All the best,

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10. Re: Immigration Office in Hambantota - Opening in January?? Yes?

and in matara? as its written at the website, there is an office somehow..

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