COVID-19 Update: Resumption of Consular Services
The Consular Section will be open from Monday to Friday, from 10:00 am – 4.00 pm.
Effective immediately, the Consular Department will provide the following services by appointment only:
- Diplomatic and service visas ONLY.
- New ID card applications on Mondays and Fridays.
- New passport applications on Wednesdays and Fridays.
- Power of attorney on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
- Laissez-passer or travel documents on Wednesdays and Fridays.
Please note that without a prior appointment, the consular team will be unable to deal with your case and you will be asked to book an appointment for a future date. To avoid disappointment, schedule an appointment by contacting us on 0207 838 3877.
All other services, including visas, passport renewals, Ethiopian origin ID card renewals, and legalisation will only be available by post.
Until further notice, all other routine visas should be applied for by post, online at evisa.gov.et, or on arrival at Addis Ababa Bole International Airport.
For consular emergencies, please contact us on 020 7838 3898 or by email on email@example.com. Emergency appointments will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
Apologies for any inconvenience caused.
Important Customer Notices
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 Embassy has jurisdiction over the United Kingdom: England, Wales, Scotland and North Ireland.
VisasApply for a tourist, business, journalist or transit visa.
Ethiopian PassportApply for a new or replacement Ethiopian passport.
Ethiopian Origin ID CardsID cards for foreign nationals of Ethiopian origin.
Laissez-passerApply for a travel document to enter Ethiopia.
LegalisationGet your documents legalised or authenticated by the Embassy.
Power of AttorneyAppoint a person in Ethiopia to make decisions on your behalf.
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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