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. You need to check your eligibility first to make sure that you can obtain the document. Simply use the Visa Checker located upper-right corner of iVisa’s website. Select your country of origin and add Ethiopia as your destination. The information will be displayed right away. Not only that but if you are eligible for an Ethiopia eVisa, you can apply on the spot.
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.
Ethiopia eVisa for Chinese – the application form
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 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.
Processing time and fees
iVisa almost always provides three processing times that fit every need and every pocket. Here are our options and the cost for each of them:
Standard processing – the most affordable option available on iVisa only cost USD 87.00, and your application will be processed within 72 hours.
Rush processing – this time, your visa will be ready within 48 hours, and the price goes a little bit higher. You will be charged USD 117.00.
Super Rush processing – if you need to be on the plane tomorrow, you can go for this one. The application is processed within just 12 hours, but as you can imagine it costs more. You will be charged USD 152.00.
The mentioned fees above are for the 30-day Ethiopia eVisa. If you are interested in a 90-day visa, prices will be a little higher.
The Ethiopia eVisa for Chinese is only for tourism and family visits. It provides a Single Entry (no matter the visa type), and the entry point is through Addis Ababa Bole International Airport only. Presently, all the other points of entry require a consular visa.