Visa Service


All foreign nationals who seek to enter Ethiopia require a visa. However, Ethiopian origin ID holders and travelers who arrive in Addis Ababa Bole International Airport to take a connecting flight, provided that they do not leave the airport or pass the Immigration Desk, are not required to have a visa.

The type of visa you are required to obtain is determined mainly by the purpose of your intended travel under Ethiopia immigration law. Please make sure that you meet all requirements to receive the type of visa for which you are applying.

The Ethiopian Immigration, Nationality and Vital Event Agency, in collaboration with Ethiopian Airlines, has rolled out its e-visa service to all international visitors (tourist) to Ethiopia since June 1, 2018. Therefore, applicants are advised to apply for their visas online, at www.evisa.gov.et 

IMPORTANT: The Permanent Mission of Ethiopia does not accept cash payment for any services. Please make your service payment via bank account of our mission and bring with you the receipt of such payment. (Click here to download the bank account details)

 

Visa Types

 

Tourist Visa

The tourist visa is issued for visitors desiring to enter Ethiopia temporarily for tourism or a visit. Citizens of all countries in the globe are eligible for tourist visa provided that they meet all requirements to receive the visa.

The following options are available under tourist visas:

·         Single entry visa valid for up to 30 days

·         Single entry visa valid for 3 months

·         Multiple entry visa valid for 3 months

·         Multiple entry visa valid for 6 months

How to Apply for Tourist Visa

You can use the following four options to apply for your tourist visa

Apply online

All international visitors to Ethiopia can apply for their tourist visas (e-Visa) online. The e-Visa is processed and issued online by the Ethiopian Immigration, Nationality and Vital Event Agency, where applicants can securely apply and pay for their entry visa. Visit www.evisa.gov.et for more information.

Apply by Post

The Permanent Mission of Ethiopia accepts visa applications by post if you are unable to apply in person or online.

Required Documents

·         Current passport and the passport must be valid for at least six months with at least 4 blank visa pages;

·         One recent passport-size photograph.

·         Copy of your Swiss Card Legitimation and/or National ID

·         A duly filled visa application form

·         Service fees will be paid in money order payable to the Permanent mission of Ethiopia. The details of the fees are stated below.

·         A self-addressed return envelope

Applying in Person

You can apply for a tourist visa at the Permanent Mission in person at any time during working hours. However due to work load we encourage our dearest customers to apply online for tourist visa.

Required documents

·         Current passport – the passport must be valid for at least six months;

·         One recent passport-size photograph.

·         Copy of your Swiss Card Legitimation and/or National IDs of AustriaHungary and Romania.

·         A completed visa application form (Click here to download the application form)

·         Service fees will be paid to Permanent Mission of Ethiopia Bank Account; (Click here to view a chart of the visa types, associated fees and bank account).

Apply on Arrival

All nationals of African countries and nationals of certain countries are eligible to apply for a visa on arrival at Addis Ababa Bole International Airport. Please check your eligibility for this service prior to making any travel arrangements.

If applying for a tourist visa on arrival, you are required to provide one recent passport-sized photograph and no less than $50 USD before your application can be processed.

Foreign nationals who are coming from countries that are not listed as tourist generating countries and, from those countries that do not have an agreement with Ethiopia regarding the issuance of visas on arrival can enter Ethiopia by obtaining a visa from a nearby Ethiopian Mission. However, if tourists from such countries wish to get a visa on arrival at the airport, they are required to get approval from the Immigration, Nationality and Vital Event Agency. Requests for such approval can be apply www.evisa.gov.et

Business Visa

If you wish to travel to Ethiopia to undertake business or any work, including voluntary work, you will require a business visa approved by the Ethiopian Immigration, Nationality and Vital Event Agency.

Except for holders of Diplomatic Passport, Official Passport, Service Passport, UN travel document, all other visa applicants should get Visa Approval from Ethiopian Immigration, Nationality and Vital Event Agency. The Host Company or sponsor in Ethiopia should request a visa approval from Ethiopian Immigration, Nationality and Vital Event Agency on behalf of the applicant Including Swiss ordinary passport holders.

Swiss Diplomats or Officials travelling with Diplomatic or Official Passport must bring an official letter from Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA).

Diplomats or Officials of other countries travelling with Diplomatic, official or service Passport or UN travel document must bring an official letter from Embassies or appropriate Authorities.

Required Documents

Travelers with visa approval from the Ethiopian Immigration, Nationality and Vital Event Agency and diplomats and officials with official letters must also bring;

  • Passport valid for at least six months with minimum 4 visa pages.

·         One recent passport-size photograph.

·         Copy of valid Residence Permit or ID

·         VISA APPROVAL from Ethiopian Immigration, Nationality and Vital Event Agency

·         A completed visa application form 

·         Service fees will be paid in money order payable to bank account of Permanent Mission of Ethiopia.

·         A self-addressed return envelope with a tracking number (if you are applying by post)

Journalist Visa

                                                                                                             
If you are a journalist, film maker or professional photo grapher and wish to travel to Ethiopia to report on a given situation or story, you will require a journalist visa. If you are unsure if you need this kind of visa, please contact the Public Diplomacy Section of the Permanent Mission.

Required Documents

·         Application letter on headed paper and signed, detailing:

·         The purpose of the trip, proposed dates of travel, locations and some background information about the report or program

·         Details of the travelling journalist(s)/crew (full name, passport number, nationality and role)

·         Copy of passport for each person travelling

·         A kit list / carnet of all equipment being taken

·         A list of all equipment being taken into Ethiopia, including serial numbers

·         Relevant supporting documents

·         Aerial photography / filming

·         If you plan on taking films or photos from a plane or helicopter, permission must be sought in advance from the Civil Aviation Authority. You must state this in your application letter.

Student Visa

A student visa shall be issued to a foreign national who is coming to Ethiopia for education or training.

Requirements

·         Valid passport for at least six months with at least 4 visa pages.

·         Duly filled student visa application form

·         One recent passport-size photograph

·         Evidence of admission to Ethiopian higher learning institutions

·         Proof of financial means/sponsorship to cover his/her expenses

·         VISA APPROVAL from Ethiopian Immigration, Nationality and Vital Event Registration Agency.

·         Service fees of the visas are stated as follows,

 

1. for investment visa (Business).  a. single for 1 months………..48 CH

                                                          b. Multiple for 3 months……64 CHF

                                                          c. Multiple for 6 months……...96 CHF

                                                           d. Multiple for 1 year………...192 CHF

 

2. for Government Business Visa.  a. Single for 1 month………..32 CHF

                                                          b. Multiple for 3 months……..128 CHF

                                                          c. Multiple for 6 months………192

 

3. for Government Employees.   a. Single for 1 month………..48 CHF

                                                     b. Single for 3 months……….. 64 CHF

                                                      c. Multiple for 3 months……….96 CHF

 

4. For Employee of foreign.  a. Single for 1 month………..64 CHF

                                                b. Single for 3 months……….. 96 CHF

                                                c. Multiple for 3 months……….128 CHF

 

5. for NGOS.  a. Single for 1 month………..96 CHF

 

6. for employee of continental. a. Single for 1 month………..80 CHF

                                                   b. Single for 3 months……….. 112 CHF

                                                    c. Multiple for 3 months……….144 CHF

7. for short term workshop and seminar.   a. Single for 1 month………..48 CHF

 

8. For media (Journalist visa)   a. Single for 1 month………..64 CHF

 

9. for employee of private enterprise.    a. Single for 1 month………..48 CHF

                                                                b. Single for 3 months……….. 80 CHF

                                                         c. Multiple for 3 months……….128 CHF

 

10. Student Visa……………..64 CHF

 

11. Tourist Visa.  a. Single for 1 month…………64 CHF

                             b. Single for 3 months……….. 96 CHF

                             c. Multiple for 3 months……..112 CHF

                             d. Multiple for 6 months………128

12. Transit Visa. a. for 12 hours……….40 CHF.

                             b. for 24 hours…………. 64 CHF

                             c. for 48 hours…………..80 CHF

                             d. for 72 hours…………..96 CHF

                             e. for 2 times transit visa for not more than 24 hours………..80 CHF.

Service fees will be paid in money order payable to the Permanent Mission of Ethiopia Bank account.

 

Permanent Mission of Ethiopia to the United Nations Office at Geneva 
and Other International Organizations in Switzerland
56, Rue de Moillebeau
P.O. Box 338 
1211 Geneva 19 



Account details:
Account Name:
 Permanent Mission of Ethiopia
UBS Account No.: 0279 C811 6140 0
IBAN: 
CH06 0027 9279 C811 6140 0
BIC/SWIFT: UBSWCHZH80A

 

Email- consular@ethiopianmission.ch


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