The eVISA for Ethiopia

The eVISA for Ethiopia is an electronic travel authorization issued by the government of Ethiopia. The eVisa is an entry requirement to travel to and within Ethiopia. The Ethiopian eVISA is for touristic or family visit purposes.

Visitors who enter Ethiopia for tourism are required to present a valid eVISA at the port of entry.

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Entry Specifications for Ethiopian eVISA, Length of Authorized Stay and Validity

The Ethiopian eVISA is a single-entry visa that authorizes entry into Ethiopia for thirty (30) or ninety (90) days depending on the applicant's selection.

Passport guidelines for the Ethiopian eVISA

The traveler’s passport must be valid for at least (6) months from arrival date in Ethiopia.

Entry Ports for Ethiopia

Approved eVISA holders can enter Ethiopia via Bole International Airport in Addis Adaba.

Eligible countries

Citizens of all countries with his/her residence in one of the countries listed below are eligible for an Ethiopian e-VISA, including the United States, United Kingdom, China, Germany, Italy and Kenya.

The Ethiopian Government is constantly adding new countries to this list. If your country of Residence country is not mentioned in the below list, you will need to contact your nearest embassy or consulate.

All travelers who possess a valid passport can submit their Ethiopia eVISA application online here.

Additional evidence requirements:

When you apply, you only need your passport information. If your application requires more documentation, you can provide it later on.

  • A copy of your passport
  • A recent passport-style color photo
  • Copy of residency card

Checkpoint Requirements to Enter Ethiopia

All visitors that have an approved eVISA must present the following documents upon arrival at the Ethiopian port of entry:

  • A printout of the approved Ethiopian eVISA;
  • Passport valid for at least 6 months (must match the one used to complete the eVISA online application)

Verify Ethiopian eVISA status

Ethiopia eVISA applicants will get updates and notifications via email regarding the status of their application. When it is completed and approved, the eVISA will be sent directly via email to the applicant.

Check the status of your application here.

Application for the Ethiopian eVISA

To request an eVISA for Ethiopia, visitors are required to have a valid passport, credit card, and email address.

Please note that the information provided in the online eVisa application, including your name, date and place of birth, address, sex, nationality, and passport number, must appear exactly as shown on the passport or other appropriate travel document.

To apply for an Ethiopian eVISA, visitors can submit their online eVISA application here.

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