Welcome aboard the SLV.Global Team! You’ve undoubtedly got lots of questions, so please put some time aside to read through the documents on your SLV.Global Portal.

First things first: organise, don’t agonise. We’ve created this handy, dandy timeline, complete with essential checklists, to help you prepare for your SLV.Global journey.

+ Four months before departure

  • Start browsing appropriate clothing
  • Book in with your General Practitioner/Doctor to discuss jabs
  • Check the web or a guide book and start looking more closely at Sri Lanka
  • Join your placement's Facebook Group
  • Start applying for any grants, bursaries or start fundraising

+ Three months before departure

  • Finish shopping for resources
  • Book an appointment with your GP to discuss jabs
  • Upload a picture of your passport and fill in the Residence Visa Form on your Participant Portal
  • Look at booking your flight and insurance
  • Research activities and resources you want to take with you to Sri Lanka
  • Read the documents on your Participant Portal

+ Two months before departure

  • Pay your final balance
  • Check the web or a guide book and start looking more closely at Sri Lanka and what you might like to do at the weekend
  • Check the packing list on your Participant Portal
  • Fill in all forms in your Participant Portal

+ 1 month before departure

  • Send your visa application and all documents to your nearest Sri Lankan High Commission or take them in person to apply and receive your visa on the same day
  • Finish shopping for clothing
  • If you want to, come join us in the London office for a Meet Up - dates can be found here.
  • Have all flights and insurance booked
  • Alert your bank you're going overseas
  • Finish shopping for clothing and resources

Remember, our team is always here to help: email info@slv.global or call our UK office: 44(0) 2070 961718