June 29, 2015
It is to be recalled that a penalty has been levied on those who failed to renew ID cards given to persons of Ethiopian origin. In view of the feedback received from members of the Diaspora, the Government of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia has waived the penalty fee until 6th August 2015 (Hamle 30, 2007).
The Embassy therefore calls on all members of the Diaspora to renew their ID cards on time before the expiry of this new deadline.
More information via the the following link.
New business visa regulations became effective as of 19th January 2015. Applicants are advised to allow at least 2 weeks before the date of travel.
Applicants seeking to apply for a business visa to Ethiopia will now require approval from the Main Department of Immigration and Nationality Affairs in Addis Ababa.
Applicants are encouraged to submit a formal application letter to the Immigration Office requesting visas, with details of their trip and once approved (normally within a few days), the Embassy will be able to issue a visa straight away.
Applications by journalists and professional photographers may take longer, up to three weeks. Please contact the Press Office in advance to enquire about accreditations and permits
UPDATED: January 8, 2015
December 12, 2014 - The Embassy of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia would like to bring to your attention a new directive, the Immigration Service Payment Tariff No. 1/2014, indicating the change of fees for visas and other services to Ethiopia.
The new directive shall enter into force here at the Embassy as of 12th December 2014 as detailed in the following link.
Embassy of Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia
17 Princes Gate
London SW7 1PZ
Head of Consular Section
Tel: 020 7838 3898
Visa Section Telephone Numbers
Tel: 020 7838 3897 / 020 7838 3895
Fax: 020 7838 3889
Consular Office opening hours: Monday to Friday, 9:00am to 1:00pm and 2.00pm - 4.00pm (1.00pm - 2.00pm CLOSED)
Nearest Underground Stations are Knightbridge and South Kensington.
Bus routes 9, 10 and 52, 452 stop on Kensington Road outside Princes Gate, opposite Hyde Park.