One of the countries that decided to issue an electronic visa is Ethiopia. Visiting Chinese means that they don’t have to visit the Ethiopian embassy to get a visa. You can apply online using iVisa’s services instead.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Do Chinese need a visa to enter Ethiopia?
What is an Ethiopian eVisa?
This is an official document that allows you to have proper authorization to enter Ethiopia with an electronic link in your passport.
How long can Chinese citizens stay in Ethiopia?
Visitors from Canada can enter Ethiopia only for 30 days Total.
How many entries am I allowed to have with my Ethiopia eVisa?
You are allowed to have Single Entry.
What documents are required to enter Ethiopia?
iVisa will do most of the work but you still need to provide a few things to help with your application. Here is a list of what you need to provide:
Chinese valid passport – getting one is simple, and if you already have one, keep in mind that it needs to keep its validity for at least another six months after you arrive in Ethiopia. Otherwise, your application will be denied.
Scanned copy of your passport – You should scan the entire booklet and give importance to the information page.
A digital passport-sized photo of yourself – preferably as recent as possible.
Residence permit – this requirement applies only to foreigners who apply from another country other than their country of origin. A letter or a visa sticker in your passport will suffice.
Valid e-mail address – iVisa will send you a copy of your visa even if the visa is linked to your passport electronically. You will be required to show it at the immigration office. The delivery system is via e-mail in PDF format, so make sure that you provide a valid and accurate e-mail address.
How long does it take me to apply for an Ethiopian eVisa?
It'll take you at least 10 minutes to complete the form, and it could be less. Don't worry about the following steps, iVisa will take care of them.
What about the processing times and also the fees?
You have three options:
Standard processing will release your Ethiopia eVisa in 3 business days.
Rush processing will have your application processed within 2 business days.
Super rush processing means that your visa will be ready within 12 hours.
Click here to start your application.
How does this eVisa work?
Since June 2018, nationals of all countries are eligible for an Ethiopian online visa (eVisa). By applying, travelers are no longer obligated to visit a consulate and apply in-person. You can submit all the required documentation and fee payment online. This streamlined system cut out the time wasted waiting in lines at the embassy and at the border.
The Ethiopia Tourist eVisa is an official document issued electronically by the Main Department of Immigration and Nationality Affairs. Applicants will receive their visas via email after filling out the application form with the necessary information, and once their payment is verified.
How to apply to the eVisa?
Forms can be really complicated sometimes but iVisa’s form is the opposite. In case that you will further assistance, iVisa has an amazing 24/7 support service for Chinese. You can give them a call so that they can help you every step of the way.
The process consists of three simple steps:
The first one will ask you to fill in your general information like name, address, passport info, and so on. You must also select a processing time and the visa type (30-day or 90-day stay.) Both factors will affect the cost of your visa, so make sure that you have all the information.
The second step consists of payment and revision. Take note that you need to provide correct information since mistakes can lead to application denial. Corrections are no longer possible and the price is non-refundable after your application is processed,
You may need to upload additional documents during the third step. Depending on the situation, some Chinese will be required to upload several things. After you are done, you hit the submit button and wait for your visa to arrive via e-mail.
How many times can I enter Ethiopia?
You have Single Entry with your Ethiopian eVisa.
What should I do if I travel with my kids?
In case you decide to travel with your children, you have to make sure that you're in possession of a valid birth certificate and/or adoption certificate, as appropriate.
What should I do if I am only in transit through Ethiopia?
In this case, you don't require an e-Visa, as long as you remain in the airport transit area. We recommend you not to leave this area in order to avoid any inconvenience.
Is it ok to apply for this eVisa with iVisa's services?
We have been building a trustful community with our customers, so you' will be able to prove that it is completely safe to apply for a visa with us. You can read the [testimonials] of our clients (/testimonials) if you don't feel sure about it.
We work with a professional team that guarantees your safety so you have the best service when applying for an online visa.