There are many countries that plan to boost their tourism, and they try all strategies to make that happen. One of those strategies is releasing a visa online. That is the case of Ethiopia. Nowadays, it is no longer necessary to go to the embassy to obtain a visa. With the help of iVisa, you can apply online from the comfort of your house, your office or wherever you want! Then, we handle the rest.
Below, you will find answers for the frequently asked questions about the Ethiopia eVisa.
PLEASE NOTE that the data you will find below can change depending on your nationality. It is based on the requirements for US citizens.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Do I need a visa to visit Ethiopia?
It will depend on your nationality. You can check if you are eligible for an Ethiopia eVisa here. Just choose your nationality and Ethiopia as your destination and all the information will appear in seconds.
If you are required to apply for an Ethiopia eVisa, you can do it by clicking here.
What is an eVisa?
The Ethiopia eVisa is an official document permitting entry into and travel within Ethiopia and is electronically linked to your passport.
How long can visitors with an eVisa stay in Ethiopia?
Visitors carrying an Ethiopia eVisa can enter to the country for a maximum of 30 days Total. This is a Tourist Visa, this means, you are limited to visit Ethiopia just for business or tourism. It is forbidden to seek for paid work or employment.
What are the documents required to apply?
Prior to application, we recommend that you gather all the documents you are required to provide. This is a short list, and it is probable that you already have everything you need.
Valid passport – it needs to have at least 6 months of validity from the date you intend to enter Ethiopia.
A passport scan – we only need the information page of your passport. Here you will find instructions on how to make the best passport scan for your application.
A recent photo of you – it has to be recently taken. You can take it yourself following these requirements.
E-mail address – when applying with iVisa, your visa will be sent to you via e-mail, so make sure that you introduce a valid e-mail address you have access to.
Means of payment – iVisa accepts multiple methods of payment such as credit and debit cards or Paypal. Do not forget to double-check the spelling before submitting your application.
How long is the Ethiopia eVisa valid?
The Ethiopia eVisa is valid for 30 days from the date of approval.
What are the processing times and prices?
With iVisa you have three available options when it comes to processing time and this will determine the price. The three options are:
Standard processing – your visa application is processed within 72 hours, and the price is USD 87.00 (service fees included).
Rush processing – you will receive your visa within 48 hours, and the total price of it is USD 117.00 (service fees included).
Super rush processing – this is the fastest option. You will get your Ethiopia in only 12 hours, and you will be charged USD 152.00 (service fees included).
Click here to start your application.
How does the Ethiopia eVisa work?
The Ethiopia eVisa is issued electronically by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Ethiopia Government.
Travelers, travel agents, airlines and specialist service providers like us around the world can use the Ethiopia eVisa system to process an eVisa. We enter the applicant's information into the Ethiopia eVisa system and after they check it out, we are advised of the outcome of the Ethiopia eVisa application.
How long does it take to apply for an Ethiopia eVisa?
The process to apply online will take you less than 10 minutes. That's all you need to do, and iVisa handle the rest! Then, we will notify you by email about the status of your application.
How can I apply for an Ethiopia eVisa?
The application for an Ethiopia eVisa consists of three simple steps:
The first step will ask you to fill in your general information. You also need to choose the processing time from the options mentioned above.
The second step will ask you to revise step one and make the payment.
The last step consists of a questionnaire and a photo upload. It is at this point when you need to upload your passport scan. Other documents may be required as well, but it depends on personal circumstances.
Click here to start. After you are done, you submit your form and wait for your visa to arrive. In case you need assistance to fill your application, iVisa has a fantastic [support service](link to customer service) that you can call 24/7.
What happens after I have applied?
Once the application is done, you will receive the Ethiopia eVisa by email. No need to deal with the embassy. We do it for you so you don't lose valuable time.
Once you enter Ethiopia, you need to present a printed version of your eVisa along with your passport.
How many times can I enter Ethiopia with an eVisa?
The Ethiopia eVisa allows a Single Entry.
Do I need to get an Ethiopia eVisa for my kids too?
Yes. All foreign citizens who want to travel to Ethiopia require a visa, even kids.
How can I apply for my family or friends?
You can perfectly do it, just make sure you have all the required documents (you can see above in this article). Then, just apply here introducing his or her data. If you want to apply for more than one person, click on ‘Add new applicant’ in the application form and complete the data required.
Do I need an eVisa if I am in transit through Ethiopia?
If you do NOT plan to leave the transit lounge at the airport while in Ethiopia, then you are NOT required to have an Ethiopia eVisa. Otherwise, if you want to leave the airport, then you HAVE TO apply for an Ethiopia eVisa.
How do I know if my visa is approved?
We will notify you by email as soon as the Ethiopia government approves your visa.
How does the Ethiopia eVisa look like?
This is how the it looks like:
What can I do if I make a mistake in my application?
iVisa's application form is one of the simplest. However, mistakes can always happen. If this is your case, please contact one of our customer service representatives as soon as possible via online chat to assist you.
Your Ethiopia eVisa is linked to your passport number, so if we already submitted your application you will NOT be able to make any changes and you will have to apply again but we will NOT charge you another service fee.
Is it safe to use iVisa to get my (1st visa type)?
Many people think that online information leaks and that the info they put online is at risk of getting into the wrong hands. However, that is not the case with iVisa because we provide maximum safety for your personal data, confidentiality, and we invest a lot in the security of our database. Your personal information could not be safer. You can check what hundreds of happy customers say about us here.
I have more unresolved questions, where can I find more info?
For a faster resolution click here and start chatting with one of our customer service representatives, we are ready 24/7 to assist you and answer all your questions. Alternatively, you can find more info and FAQs here.