Contact Information

Contact details for consular and diaspora services, in case of an emergency

For consular emergencies, please contact us on 0207 838 3895 | 0207 838 3889 | 0207 838 3877 or by email at ca@ethioembassy.org.uk or consular@ethioembassy.org.uk

For diaspora services, please contact us on the following numbers: 020 7838 3873 | 0207 838 3886 | 0203 846 6682 or by email at diaspora@ethioembassy.org.uk.

Important Changes to Consular Services

Passport, Ethiopian-origin ID cards and Laissez-passer applications must be made online

As part of the wide-ranging reforms being conducted across the Government in an effort to improve performance and service delivery, the Embassy is pleased to announce the digitisation of the majority of our consular services.

Following the successful launch of the e-visa process in 2018, the Immigration Nationality and Vital Events Agency (INVEA) has announced the commencement of the Digital INVEA application aimed at modernising, simplifying and integrating its service offering. This application, which aims to enhance customer satisfaction and convenience, will efficiently serve the Ethiopian community abroad by leveraging the power of technology in the ongoing delivery of services.

We, therefore, recommend all prospective customers to visit www.digitalinvea.com for access to the following services, which will not be offered by the Embassy going forward:

  • Passport services (new applications and renewals)
  • Ethiopian-origin ID cards (new applications and renewals)
  • Laissez-passer services

Download the Digital INVEA app for iOS and Android to get started today.

Please note, that we will continue to offer legalisation and power of attorney services until further notice.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused and thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

~ Management

Important Customer Notices

Please be advised that the official visa website for ALL online visa applications for Ethiopia, managed and operated by the Main Department for Immigration and Nationality Affairs, can only be found at www.evisa.gov.et.

Any other websites purporting to offer online visa services to Ethiopia are fraudulent. The Government of Ethiopia will not be liable for any payments made nor for any inconvenience caused to applicants submitting their applications via these websites.

The Consular Section only accepts credit and debit card payments for all Consular Services. Payments by cash, postal orders or banker’s draft are no longer accepted. 

 

FAQs

  • Do I need a visa to travel to Ethiopia?

    All visitors to Ethiopia, with the exception of nationals from Djibouti and Kenya, are required to apply for a visa. See <link> for further information. Travellers who arrive at Addis Ababa Bole International Airport to catch a connecting flight to an onward destination do not require a visa.

  • Do I require an appointment to submit my application in person?

    An appointment is not required. Please submit your application at any time during the Consular working hours.

  • How long does it take to apply for a visa?

    It takes up to 3 working days to process a visa application. Postal applications take longer to process.

  • What forms of payment do you accept?

    We only accept debit or credit cards. Please review the Table of Fees (link to fees table) for further information.

  • What is the status of my e-Visa?

    e-Visas are administered by the Main Department of Immigration and Nationality Affairs in Ethiopia. You may check e-Visa status online at www.evisa.gov.et. Once e-Visa is approved, an approval letter is sent directly to your email address.

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