Contact Information

Contact details for consular services,
For consular services , please contact us on: 020 7589 7212 / 02078383888 or by email at


Important Changes to Consular Services

Visas, 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.

We, therefore, recommend all prospective customers to visit the following websites to access the following consular services, which will not be offered by the Embassy going forward:

  • For visas (all types, apart from journalist visas), visit the he Main Department for Immigration and Nationality Affairs webite at
    Any other websites purporting to offer online visa services to Ethiopia are fraudulent.
  • For passport services (new applications and renewals), Ethiopian-origin ID cards (new applications and renewals), and laissez-passer services, visit the the Immigration Nationality and Vital Events Agency (INVEA) at You can also 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.

~ 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

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. 



  • 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 Once e-Visa is approved, an approval letter is sent directly to your email address.