Tourist Visa

Online (e-Visa)

 

From 12 June 2017, certain international visitors to Ethiopia can apply for their tourist visas (e-Visa) online.

The e-Visa is processed and issued online by the Main Department of Immigration and Nationality Affairs, where applicants apply, pay and secure their entry visa.

Eligibility and How to Apply

E-visas can only be issued to foreign nationals who are coming from and are permanent residents in any of the following internationally recognised tourist-generating countries:

  • Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Korea Republic, Kuwait, Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Russian Federation, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom and United States.

The e-Visa is processed and issued online by the Main Department of Immigration and Nationality Affairs, where applicants apply, pay and secure their entry visa.

Once the online application is approved, applicants will receive an email authorizing them to travel to Ethiopia and they will get their passport stamped with the visa upon arrival in Addis Ababa. 

Only single-entry tourist visas can be issued online. For multiple entry visas, please apply at the Embassy.

This option is only applicable to tourist visas. Business visas are not applicable online. Please secure your business visa in person or by post at the Embassy.

e-Visas are administered by the Main Department of Immigration and Nationality Affairs in Ethiopia, not the Embassy. 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.

Secure your Ethiopian e-Visa in 3 easy steps

Visit the Main Department of Immigration and Nationality Affairs website for eligibility requirements and to apply.

  • 1
    Register

    Planning to be a frequent eVisa user? Register your details to avoid filling in application forms from scratch every time.

  • 2
    Apply

    Submit your application online to secure your e-Visa.

  • 3
    Check Status

    Check the status of your Ethiopian e-Visa request online.

Visa Fees

All fees are payable online and are subject to a $2 processing fee.
Type of Visa Fee
Single-entry, for up to 30 days $50 USD
Single-entry, for up to 90 days $70 USD

Important Notice! 

Please note that the official e-visa website is www.evisa.gov.et.

It has come to our attention that there are some fraud websites which have similar look and feel to the official e-visa website, www.evisa.gov.et. Please note that the Ethiopian Government does not have any agreement with the owners of those websites. Any visa application submitted or payment made through these websites is not acceptable.

Please do not submit visa application to:

The Government of Ethiopia is not responsible for any payments made to these websites or for the inconveniences this might create to applicants.