COVID-19 Update

Our Approach to the National Lockdown in England

All consular and diaspora services currently being offered on an appointment basis at the Embassy are suspended, until further notice. This also includes in-person collections.

Consular operational hours will be limited to Tuesdays and Thursdays between 10.00am – 4.00pm for the processing of the following postal applications ONLY:

  • Visas
  • Ethiopian-origin ID Card Renewal
  • Passport Renewal
  • Legalisation
  • Confirmation of Pension Eligibility

In addition to these postal applications, the Consular section will be processing death certificates in-person strictly on a case by case basis and by appointment only. For further information, contact the Consular section on 0207 838 3885.

Details of how to make a postal application for our consular services can be found at www.ethioembassy.org.uk/consular-services

For consular emergencies, please contact us on 0207 838 3885 or by email on ca@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.

Apologies for any inconvenience caused.

~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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