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  • Tourist e-visa
    required
  • Tourist visa
    required
  • Business visa
    required
  • Missionary visa
    required
  • Official visa
    required
  • Business e-visa
    required

Travelers should enter via Addis Ababa Bole International Airport. Entry via other ports is not allowed.

Travelers should enter via Addis Ababa Bole International Airport. Entry via other ports is not allowed.

Travelers should enter via Addis Ababa Bole International Airport. Entry via other ports is not allowed.

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and provide digital copies of the following documents:
  • Visa application form. Fully completed and signed application form.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Include a passport style photo, with a white background, taken within the last 6 months. You may also choose to upload a photo to your order for us to print. There is a charge associated with this service.

  • Itinerary. A copy of round trip tickets or detailed itinerary for the duration of the trip. Must show flights entering and exiting Ethiopia. The applicant's name must be on itinerary.

  • Visa application form. Fully completed and signed application form.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Include a passport style photo, with a white background, taken within the last 6 months. You may also choose to upload a photo to your order for us to print. There is a charge associated with this service.

  • Itinerary. A copy of round trip tickets or detailed itinerary for the duration of the trip. Must show flights entering and exiting Ethiopia. The applicant's name must be on itinerary.

  • Business Support Letter. A business letter from the sending company in the US. The letter should be printed on the company letterhead stationery, addressed to "The Consulate of Ethiopia, Visa Section", and signed by a senior manager. The business letter must adhere to the following guidelines:
    Briefly introduce the applicant (please specify employment status/position held in the company by applicant).
    State the nature of the business to be conducted (ie. business meetings, contract negotiations, etc.) and the names and addresses of companies to be contacted in Ethiopia.
    Specify the Type and desired Validity of the visa (ie. a one year multiple entry business visa).
    Guarantee of sufficient funds for travel.
    The sample format for this letter can be found here.

  • Visa approval. A visa Approval Letter from Ethiopian Immigration. Must be requested by the host company in Ethiopia.

  • Visa application form. Fully completed and signed application form.

  • Original passport. Official passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Include a passport style photo, with a white background, taken within the last 6 months. You may also choose to upload a photo to your order for us to print. There is a charge associated with this service.

  • State Department Letter. A letter from the US Department of State addressed to the "Embassy of {COUNTRY}, Washington D.C. ", giving a detailed description of the purpose of travel, the names and addresses of any organizations to be visited, and the dates of the trip. The letter must contain the applicant's name and the passport number and should have a statement confirming that the US Embassy in {COUNTRY} will take full responsibility for the applicant.

  • Visa application form. Fully completed and signed application form.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Include a passport style photo, with a white background, taken within the last 6 months. You may also choose to upload a photo to your order for us to print. There is a charge associated with this service.

  • Itinerary. A copy of round trip tickets or detailed itinerary for the duration of the trip. The applicant's name must be on itinerary.

  • Missionary Letter. A letter of invitation from the sponsor or host in the country of destination explaining the purpose of travel, length of stay, place of stay, and host's contact information.

Unfortunately, at this time VisaHQ does not provide service for

A visa is not required for this destination.

Additional information
  • The validity of Ethiopian e-Visa starts from the date you intend to enter Ethiopia (not from the date of issue).
  • If you are not national of the countries listed as 'Eligible countries' and you claim that you have a permanent residence permit in one of these countries, you are required to upload the residence permit while submitting your application and you must show it to the Immigration officers on your arrival at the entry point.
  • The validity of Ethiopian e-Visa starts from the date you intend to enter Ethiopia (not from the date of issue).
  • If you are not national of the countries listed as 'Eligible countries' and you claim that you have a permanent residence permit in one of these countries, you are required to upload the residence permit while submitting your application and you must show it to the Immigration officers on your arrival at the entry point.
  • The validity of Ethiopian e-Visa starts from the date you intend to enter Ethiopia (not from the date of issue).
  • If you are not national of the countries listed as 'Eligible countries' and you claim that you have a permanent residence permit in one of these countries, you are required to upload the residence permit while submitting your application and you must show it to the Immigration officers on your arrival at the entry point.

Ethiopia Tourist visa fees for citizens of United States of America

Type of visaValidityProcessingEmbassy feeService feeTaxTotal cost
Single Entryup to 30 daysNext business day$72.00$59.00$0.00$131.00
Multiple Entryup to 2 years10-14 business days$70.00$139.00$0.00$209.00
Multiple Entryup to 30 days3 business days$0.00$209.00$0.00$209.00
Multiple Entryup to 2 years10-14 business days$70.00$139.00$0.00$209.00
Multiple Entryup to 2 years10-14 business days$70.00$209.00$0.00$279.00
Multiple Entryup to 2 years3-4 business days$135.00$159.00$0.00$294.00
Multiple Entryup to 2 years3-4 business days$135.00$159.00$0.00$294.00
Multiple Entryup to 2 years3-4 business days$135.00$209.00$0.00$344.00
90 days
stay
Single Entry
entries
up to 30 days
Validity
Next business day
to get your visa
$131.00
price starts at
30 days
stay
Multiple Entry
entries
up to 2 years
Validity
10-14 business days
to get your visa
$209.00
price starts at
30 days
stay
Multiple Entry
entries
up to 30 days
Validity
3 business days
to get your visa
$209.00
price starts at
90 days
stay
Multiple Entry
entries
up to 2 years
Validity
10-14 business days
to get your visa
$209.00
price starts at
90 days
stay
Multiple Entry
entries
up to 2 years
Validity
10-14 business days
to get your visa
$279.00
price starts at
30 days
stay
Multiple Entry
entries
up to 2 years
Validity
3-4 business days
to get your visa
$294.00
price starts at
90 days
stay
Multiple Entry
entries
up to 2 years
Validity
3-4 business days
to get your visa
$294.00
price starts at
90 days
stay
Multiple Entry
entries
up to 2 years
Validity
3-4 business days
to get your visa
$344.00
price starts at
Maximum stay in Ethiopia: 90 days
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Frequently Asked Questions about Ethiopia visa

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            • For further assistance please contact the Ethiopian Customs authorities directly. They will provide the latest information about customs regulations and export-import procedures.

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