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You can make your planned trip to Ethiopia by obtaining an Ethiopian visa. Foreign nationals can apply for a short-term visa to Ethiopia (electronic visa, visa on arrival) for temporary reasons (tourism, business, cultural and other short-term purposes). With the exception of Djiboutian and Kenyan nationals, all foreigners must obtain a visa to travel to Ethiopia. 

 

Ethiopia visa types

Types of visas to Ethiopia are as follows:

Ethiopia tourist visa:

  • Online Tourist Visa (Ethiopia e visa)
  • Tourist visa on arrival

Ethiopia business visa:

  • Conference (resume) visa
  • Investment visa (IV)
  • Journalist visa (JV)
  • Working visa for international organizations (RI)
  • Foreign Business Visa (WV)
  • Ethiopian Government Employment Visa (GV)
  • Non-Governmental Organization (NV) Work Visa
  • Ethiopian Private Business Firm (PE) Work Visa
  • Ethiopian Government Institutions Short-Term Purpose Visa (GIV)


Ethiopia visa requirements

In order to obtain a visa for Ethiopia, you must meet all visa requirements. However, they may vary regardless of whether your purpose of travel is for tourism or business; you must provide basic documents: a passport, a photograph and any supporting documents confirming the purpose of your trip.

 

How to get a visa to Ethiopia? 

If you need to get a visa, we can assist you with applying for a visa. On our website, we provide full information about visa processing. Just check our website under the ‘’Services’’ section by selecting your nationality and place of your residence.


Ethiopia visa fee

On arrival visa fee is $52 for a 30-day single-entry visa and $72 for a 90-day multi-entry visa (it may vary slightly depending on your country and nationality).

Tourist e-visa fee is $52 for a 30-day single-entry visa and $72 for a 90-day single-entry visa.

The fee for business e-visa varies depending on the subcategory.

 

How long does it take to get a visa for Ethiopia?

The average processing time for an electronic visa to Ethiopia is 1-5 business days.

 

How to renew my Ethiopia visa?

Ethiopian visa renewal is as quick and easy as the initial visa application process. Applicants need to fill out the online application form and pay the fee with a credit or debit card.

Once submitted, Ethiopian visa renewal applications are usually processed within 24 hours. The form is very simple; applicants simply need to answer a number of questions by filling in information such as their name, passport information, date of birth, and travel plans.

Visas to Ethiopia are emailed after the application has been approved by the authorities. Travellers need to print a copy of the updated eVisa to present at the Ethiopian border for entry.