All visitors to Ethiopia require visas. The only exceptions are nationals from Djibouti and Kenya and travellers who arrive in Addis Ababa Bole International Airport to catch a connecting flight.


Until further notice, the Embassy will only be processing Diplomatic and Service Visas by appointment only.


Effective June 1, 2018, the Main Department for Immigration and Nationality Affair, in collaboration with Ethiopian Airlines, rolled out its e-visa service to all international visitors to Ethiopia. Therefore, all applicants are urged to apply for their visas online, exclusively at 


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

Types of Visas

Please select your option below and read the information carefully, as it contains vital information for your visa application.


General Questions & Application Process View all
  • How do I apply for a visa?

    You can apply for a visa online exclusively at Visit our website for further information.

  • When should I apply for a visa?

    As visas are valid from the date of issue, we recommend that you apply for a visa nearer towards the time of arrival. Business visa applicants are required to obtain approval from the Main Department of Immigration and Nationality Affairs prior to applying for a visa at the Embassy. Please allow at least 21 days.

  • 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.