Visa Information Page

Some important information for Visa applications:

  • All Visas are valid from the date of issue, not the date you enter Ethiopia.
  • All passports and travel documents must have at least 6 months validity in order for the Embassy to issue a visa.
  • All forms must completed in BLOCK letters.
  • Please include your daytime phone number in case the Embassy needs to contact you.
  • People travelling for Volunteering or unpaid business must apply for a Business Visa, if you would like to stay for longer than the period on your Visa, you should apply for a temporary residence permit after you enter Ethiopia.
  • If you are not applying in person you should also include a return addressed registered or express post envelope with your application so that we can send you passport back to you.
  • According to special agreement with the US government, American citizens can apply for two year multiple entry visa for both business and tourist purposes.  the service fee is 91 AUD.

    Tourist Visas

Tourist visas can be issued on arrival at Bole International Airport for citizens of the following countries: Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kuwait, Luxembourg, Mexico, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Democratic people’s Republic of Korea (northern Korea), Poland, Portugal, Republic of Korea (south Korea), the Russian Federation, Slovakia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States of America.

All Tourist Visa Applications must include:

  • Current Passport or Travel Document
  • (Certificates of Identity are not accepted)
  • 1 photocopy of the identification page of your passport (the page with your photograph)
  • Completed and Signed Visa Application Form (Click here to download the Visa Application Form)
  • 1 Passport Sized Photograph taken within the last 6 months
  • Visa Application Fee, Pay service fees in cash at the Embassy of Ethiopia, or by Australian Post  Money Order or International Bank Cheque (Australia Post Money Orders and Bank Cheques must be payable to the “Ethiopian Embassy”)
  • A prepaid, registered, self-addressed envelope or a note providing other return postage information (e.g. to contact DHL for pickup)

All people of Eritrean Birth or Origin will need to complete the additional Visa application form for Eritreans.click here to download the form 

Visa Fee Table.

Tourist Visa Table final

 

 

 

 

 Transit visa 

transit

 Business Visas

Applicants who travel for media and film shooting should have obtained media accreditation before applying for business visa.Business Visa request letters should be addressed to the Main Department of Immigration and Nationality Affairs of Ethiopia by a branch office of the organisation within Ethiopia. All request letters should contain the following:

  • Name of the applicant
  • Nationality of the applicant
  • Passport number of the applicant
  • Expected dates of travel to Ethiopia
  • Purpose of travel to Ethiopia
  • Contact information of the applicant

The Embassy will process Business Visa Applications once we have received a confirmation from The Main Department of Immigration and Nationality Affairs of Ethiopia. We strongly advise you to wait until you have received positive confirmation that a visa will be issued before purchasing airline tickets and making other travel bookings.

All Business Visa applications must include:

  • Current Passport or Travel Document
  • (Certificates of Identity are not accepted)
  • 1 photocopy of the information page of your passport (the page with your photograph)
  • Completed and signed Visa Application Form (Click Here to download the Visa Application Form)
  • 1 Passport Sized Photograph
  • Visa Application Fee, Pay service fees in cash at the Embassy of Ethiopia, or by Australian Post  Money Order or International Bank Cheque (Australia Post Money Orders and Bank Cheques must be payable to the “Ethiopian Embassy”)
  • A copy of your request letter (even if you have sent it to immigration)
  • A prepaid, registered, self-addressed envelope or a note providing other return postage information (e.g. to contact DHL for pickup)

Business Visa Fee Table.

Visa Fee Table 21-6-16 (3)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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