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 cash, bankers draft and postal orders. 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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As of 4th September 2017, new Consular services and Visa fees will apply.
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Phase 1 of the refurbishment, the Consular Section, has been completed. During Phase 2 of the refurbishment, the Ground Floor, access to the Embassy will be via the Consular Section at the Basement until further notice.
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The Embassy, with deep sorrow, regrets to share the sad news of the passing of five-year old Isaac Paulos, a British national of Ethiopian origin. Seven British nationals of Ethiopian origin are still missing.
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The first phase an e-Visa service for international visitors to Ethiopia has commenced, effective 12 June 2017. The e-Visa is processed and issued online where applicants apply, pay and secure their entry visa online.
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