Embassy Closure: May 27 and May 28, 2019
The Embassy will be closed on the following public holidays:
- Monday, May 27 (UK Spring Bank Holiday)
- Tuesday, May 28 (Downfall of the Derg)
Normal working hours resume on Wednesday, May 29 at 9.00am.
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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