Embassy of The Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia

Consular Services

Change to Business Visa Fees

February 09, 2016

Please be aware that changes have been made to the fees for Business Visas when travelling to Ethiopia.

For more information click on the following link.

Ethiopian Origin ID Card Service

In order to obtain Ethiopian Origin ID card, the applicant must complete an application form and follow the steps below. Please note that all applicants are required to pick up the ID cards in person at the Consular Services at the embassy.

Ethiopian Origin ID cards are valid for five years.

If an applicant wishes to add children under 18 to his/her ID card, then he/she should present two copies of a legal document showing the relationship (i.e. legalized Birth certificate).

For more information click the following link Ethiopian Origin ID Card Service.



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
Alemseged Teklehaimanot
Tel: 020 7838 3898

Visa Section Telephone Numbers

Tel: 020 7838 3897 / 020 7838 3895

Fax: 020 7838 3889

email: enquiries@ethioembassy.org.uk

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.

Direction to Ethiopian Embassy London

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