1. When is the best time to apply for my Ethiopia visa? The best time to apply for your Ethiopia visa is 1-2 months before your travel date.
  2. Do I have to send you my passport to get a Ethiopia visa? Is it safe to send a passport? You will need to send your actual passport, not a copy of it. The Ethiopia visa is stamped on your passport and will become one of your passport pages. Visa requests cannot be processed without your original passport. Because of the importance of your passport, we strongly suggest that you send your application and passport to Travisa in a secure way, using a traceable courier such as FedEx, UPS, Express Mail or Certified Mail.

 

 

Business Visa Application Requirements for a Ethiopia Visa

  1. Eligibility and Documentation

    The Government of Ethiopia utilizes an electronic visa issuance system which is the equivalent to a visa, but no stamp or label is placed in the passport.

    To be eligible the traveler must:

    • Enter Ethiopia through Addis Ababa Bole International Airport
    • Hold a passport valid at least six months on entry with one blank visa page
    • Hold proof of sufficient funds
    • Hold proof of onward/return flights
    • Hold proof of hotel reservation
    • Hold all documents required for the next destination


    To complete the order form the traveler must provide:

    • A photograph
    • A copy of the passport information page
    • Proof of Purpose detailing the nature of the trip


    Apply now and complete our order form providing basic travel and personal details. We'll take care of the rest keeping you apprised of your order's progress over email.

  2. Foreign-owned Inviting Company

    Applicants invited by an Ethiopian-owned company will be charged a visa fee of 32 USD

Tourist Application Requirements for a Ethiopia Visa

  1. Eligibility and Documentation

    The Government of Ethiopia utilises an electronic visa issuance system which is the equivalent to a visa, but no stamp or label is placed in the passport.

    To be eligible the traveller must:

    • Enter Ethiopia through Addis Ababa Bole International Airport
    • Hold a passport valid at least six months on entry with one blank visa page
    • Hold proof of sufficient funds
    • Hold proof of onward/return flights
    • Hold proof of hotel reservation
    • Hold all documents required for the next destination


    To complete the order form the traveller must provide:

    • A photograph
    • A copy of the passport information page

    • Apply now and complete our order form providing basic travel and personal details. We'll take care of the rest keeping you apprised of your order's progress over email.

  2. Visa On Arrival

    It is possible to obtain your visa upon arrival for a fee. Visa requirements and restrictions vary greatly when obtaining an on arrival visa. The local immigration officials also hold the right to refuse entry to anyone for any reason. We strongly recommend that you obtain your visa prior to departure. Should you choose to obtain your visa upon arrival, you will need to inquire with your airline if boarding is allowed without a visa.

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