Perfect blend of work and play

TAPROBANA is a Digital Nomad Settlement Assistance Program that offers a year-long experience in Sri Lanka. The program provides digital nomads from around the globe with the perfect platform to explore the wonders of Sri Lanka, from pristine beaches to lush tea plantations and serene mountains.

The program offers invaluable resources and guidance, ensuring a smooth transition and providing essential amenities for a comfortable and fulfilling lifestyle. Taprobana not only assists with visa arrangements, accommodation, and local services, but also invites you to experience the very essence of Sri Lanka through curated cultural integration activities and unforgettable excursions.

With Taprobana as your trusted companion, you can unlock the hidden treasures of this island paradise while nurturing your professional aspirations. Embrace the opportunity to immerse yourself in the captivating blend of adventure, inspiration, and tranquility that awaits you in Sri Lanka. Join us on this extraordinary journey, and let Taprobana be your guide to a truly exceptional digital nomad experience.

About The Project TAPROBANA

The presence of a settlement assistance program for digital nomads in Sri Lanka holds tremendous significance in enhancing the overall experience and success of remote workers in this stunning island nation. Such a program acts as a bridge between the digital nomad community and the local environment, providing invaluable resources and support that contribute to a seamless transition and a thriving work-life balance.

The Project Taprobana is a private sector-led digital nomad settlement program in Sri Lanka. It's ultimate goal is to help digital nomads experience the beauty and culture of Sri Lanka while working remotely. The program believes that Sri Lanka is a great place for digital nomads because it offers a low cost of living, reliable internet, and a warm and welcoming culture.

The program offers essential guidance and information about visa requirements, legal obligations, and local regulations. Navigating these aspects can often be challenging for digital nomads entering a new country, but with a settlement assistance program, they can confidently and efficiently fulfill the necessary formalities, allowing digital nomads to focus on their work and exploration of Sri Lanka.


In March 2021, the Sri Lankan parliament passed the Digital Nomad Visa law, instilling hope in the hearts of those eager to experience the wonders of this beautiful nation. However, despite our anticipation, the implementation of this law has been continuously delayed, leaving us eagerly waiting for the government to start issuing Digital Nomad Visas. Last year, Sri Lanka faced economic and political crises, resulting in unexpected challenges for tourists and digital nomads alike. It became apparent that the presence of a comprehensive support program for digital nomads visiting and working on the island was crucial.

We discovered that many digital nomads were arriving in Sri Lanka using the Electronic Travel Authorization (ETA). While the ETA is designed for tourism and business purposes only, numerous websites mentioned it as an option for digital nomads. However, it is important to note that those who enter Sri Lanka with an ETA are not permitted to engage in any paid or unpaid work, remote employment, or volunteering activities on the island. Unfortunately, we have recently witnessed several cases where foreigners faced fines and even deportation due to their involvement in work and volunteering activities with an ETA.

Recognizing the urgency of a worry-free digital nomad visa that allows individuals to visit, work, volunteer, and savor the delights of this paradise island, the Taprobana project team initiated discussions with the Sri Lankan Immigration and Emigration Department. As a result, Taprobana is initiating pilot programs for digital nomads, an opportunity that fills us with immense pride on behalf of all digital nomads worldwide.

Feature ETA Digital Nomad Residence Permit
Purpose Allows you to stay in Sri Lanka for tourism or business purposes for up to 30 days. Allows you to live and work in Sri Lanka for an extended period of time.
Eligibility Citizens of most countries can apply for an ETA. Citizens of most countries can apply for a residence permit.
Evidence of minimum income and employment are required.
Validity 30 days Initially for one year. Can be extended up to 5 years.
Process Time 3 - 5 days 14 days
Cost $30 for a single-entry visa, $50 for a multiple-entry visa. $1400 with comprehensive support plan.
Visa Collection Online/Email Nearest Sri Lankan Embassy of your residence country.
Restrictions You cannot involve into any kind of paid, non-paid, remote work or volunteer activities. You can work remotely for a foreign company, start your own business, open a bank account, and involve into volunteer activities.
Tax Not applicable Tax exempt for total earnings made outside of the country.
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Experience the Unmatched Advantages of Taprobana, Revolutionary Digital Nomad Assistance Program in Sri Lanka

Taprobana offers a seamless and worry-free way to live, work, and explore Sri Lanka. With Taprobana, you can enjoy the stunning landscapes, pristine beaches, and rich cultural heritage of Sri Lanka while staying productive and connected with reliable internet and comfortable workspaces.

Hassle-Free Visa Process

Taprobana team takes care of the visa process for you, so you can focus on your work and exploration. We handle the complexities of obtaining a legitimate visa for Sri Lanka, ensuring a smooth transition for you.

Work and Wander in Paradise

Project Taprobana is designed to help you embrace the digital nomad lifestyle in paradise. You'll have access to reliable internet and comfortable workspaces, so you can stay productive while enjoying the stunning scenery of Sri Lanka.

Supportive Community and Networking

Taprobana's vibrant community of digital nomads from around the globe provides you with a network of like-minded individuals to connect, collaborate, and share experiences with. Attend networking events, workshops, and cultural activities to immerse yourself in the local culture while expanding your network.

Curated Cultural Immersion

Taprobana's curated cultural immersion experiences give you the opportunity to discover the true essence of Sri Lanka. Engage in traditional ceremonies, explore historical sites, and indulge in authentic local cuisine. Immerse yourself in the vibrant tapestry of Sri Lankan life, creating unforgettable memories and gaining a deeper understanding of this captivating destination.

Safety and Support

Taprobana's team is committed to ensuring your safety and well-being throughout your digital nomad journey in Sri Lanka. From providing local support and assistance to offering 24/7 emergency services, we prioritize your comfort and peace of mind, allowing you to focus on what matters most—your work and exploration.

Don't miss the chance to be part of this groundbreaking digital nomad assistance program in Sri Lanka. Taprobana is your gateway to an extraordinary experience where work, adventure, and cultural immersion intertwine harmoniously. Enroll today and embark on an unforgettable journey filled with endless possibilities!

Eligibility Requirements

While the Sri Lankan government has not yet published the official eligibility criteria for the digital nomad visa scheme, Project Taprobana is actively considering several key factors to enhance the chances of obtaining a residence permit. Our primary goal is to ensure that our project participants can enjoy a comfortable lifestyle and make the most of their time in this captivating island.

Please note that the specific requirements and guidelines for the digital nomad visa are subject to the government's final decision, but we are proactively strategizing to align with potential expectations. By carefully assessing various factors, we aim to optimize the application process and increase the likelihood of approval for our esteemed participants.

  • You work for an employer/company registered outside Sri Lanka.
  • You will work by using telecommunications technology.
  • You receive income of at least $1500 a month or $18,000 within last 12 months. Additional $500 per month for spouse or dependent children.
  • Proof of health insurance for your entire stay. Each dependent should have separate health insurances by their name.

* If you want to accompany your fiancee as your dependent, you should be abel to prove that you were together within last 12 months (joint travel documents, joint bank account, joint lease agreements or affidavits are accepted)

Visa Application Process

Our dedicated team of visa experts will handle your application with the utmost care and attention to detail. We will also keep you updated on the status of your application and answer any questions you may have.

  • Once you join Project Taprobana, we will send you a list of documents that you need to submit to process your visa.
  • Once we have gathered all of the required documents, our legal staff will carefully review them to make sure that you meet all of the eligibility criteria.
  • If you are eligible for the program, you will receive an invoice for the program. This usually takes 2 working days.
  • Once you have completed the payment, our visa applictaion handling staff will submit your visa application to the Sri Lanka Immigration Department.
  • You can expect a response from us within 14 working days. The timeframe may vary depending on a number of factors, but it will typically take anywhere from 2 to 14 days.
  • We will send you the documents that you need to stamp your entry visa. You will then need to contact the nearest Sri Lankan embassy to make an appointment to get your visa stamped.
  • Once you have your entry visa stamped, you have 30 days to enter the island.
  • As soon as you have landed in Sri Lanka, our staff will begin the process of obtaining a one-year Excusive Temporary Residence Permit for you.

Embarking on an exciting new venture, Project Taprobana is currently in its early stages, diligently working to extend an invitation for registered members to submit your documents. While our team strives to serve you at the earliest opportunity, we kindly ask for your understanding and patience as we lay the foundations for an exceptional digital nomad experience in Sri Lanka. Rest assured, we are committed to prioritizing your needs and ensuring a seamless process.

To ensure fairness and equal opportunities, we have implemented a first-come, first-served basis for organizing groups. By securing your spot early, you increase your chances of being among the first to embark on this incredible journey.

Settlement Assistance

Rest easy knowing that we are dedicated to providing unwavering support throughout your journey. Our comprehensive plan is designed to make your transition a breeze, eliminating the hassle of booking hotels or arranging airport shuttles. We've got you covered every step of the way.


We know that staying connected is essential for digital nomads, so we want to make sure that you have all the tools you need to work seamlessly from anywhere in Sri Lanka. As you step out of the airport, we'll greet you with a warm welcome , a sim card and 4G broadband connectivity. With fast and reliable internet, you can stay productive no matter where you are in the island.

Travel Arrangement

Whether you're seeking to rent a car, scooter, or require travel arrangements to explore new destinations, we've got you covered. Our mission is to ensure you find the perfect service at the best possible price, all while delivering an experience that exceeds your expectations.


You have the opportunity to select preferred locations for your initial stay. Dedicated staff handling arrangements guarantees a comfortable and welcoming home upon arrival. With continuous support provided by the project, participants can easily transition between locations and fully embrace the beauty of Sri Lanka, knowing their needs are well taken care of.


Project Taprobana goes the extra mile to foster connections among digital nomads by organizing networking events. These events provide a platform for remote workers to come together, exchange ideas, collaborate, and build valuable professional relationships. These networking events create a sense of belonging, inspire personal and professional growth, and contribute to the vibrant digital nomad community fostered by the Taprobana project.

Cultural immersion experiences

Project Taprobana goes beyond the traditional digital nomad support by offering enriching cultural immersion experiences. From participating in traditional ceremonies to exploring historical sites and indulging in local cuisine, these experiences provide a unique opportunity to gain a profound understanding of the destination. By embracing cultural immersion, digital nomads can create meaningful connections, expand their horizons, and leave with a deeper appreciation for the rich heritage and vibrant lifestyle of Sri Lanka.

24x7 Coverage

Taprobana offers comprehensive and round-the-clock coverage for digital nomads, ensuring their needs and concerns are addressed at any time of the day. With dedicated support staff available 24/7, digital nomads can rely on prompt assistance, guidance, and solutions. This provides them with a sense of security and peace of mind as they navigate their work and life in Sri Lanka.

Extended support

At Taprobana, our initial plan encompasses all the settlement support you require within your first month in Sri Lanka. From the moment you arrive, we have you covered. Our commitment to your well-being extends beyond the basics, as we keep you informed and involved in networking events and cultural experiences throughout your stay.

Should you desire continued assistance, we offer extended support plans for accommodation, travel arrangements, and 24/7 coverage. With Taprobana, you can embark on your digital nomad journey with confidence, knowing that we are here to ensure a seamless and rewarding experience from the moment you arrive until the day you bid farewell to this enchanting country.

Our Workation in Sri Lanka was technically meant for our clients. Through our Nomad support services, we are consistently striving to serve our clients in the best way possible. We carry out all the research we can and to emerge ready, with low expectations for remote work. We do immense planning to make sure our clients are completely satisfied with our services.