One of the countries that selected on issuing electronic visas is Ethiopia. This made it convenient to visiting Irish citizens as it means they no longer need to go to Ethiopian embassy to get visa. Instead, you can apply online using iVisa’s services. Check your eligibility first to be certain that you can acquire the document. It can be done by using Visa Checker that is located upper-right corner of the website. Select your country of origin and add Ethiopia as your destination. The information will be displayed in just a second. Not only that but if you are eligible for an Ethiopia evisa, you can apply on the spot.
The procedure for Irish citizens created by iVisa is really straightforward. They will do most of the work and you only need to provide a few things to help with your application. Here is a list of what you need to provide:
Irish citizens valid passport – getting one is easy, 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, there is a possibility that your application might be denied.
A digital copy of your passport – the information page is the most important, but you should scan the entire booklet.
A digital passport-sized photo of yourself – preferably as recent as possible.
A 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 Irish citizens – the application form
While completing the form and you ran into complications, you can simply call iVisa’s amazing customer service for Irish citizens. However, you do not have to worry about that because the form is really simple as compared to others.
There are three simple steps for this process. For the first step, you will be asked you to fill in your general information like name, address, passport info, and so on. You also need to choose a processing time and the visa type (30-day or 90-day stay.). Make sure that you have all the information as both will affect the cost of your visa.
The second step consists of payment and revision. For this part, it is essential that you provide correct information since mistakes can lead to denial of application. Once your application is processed, corrections are no longer possible, and the fee is non-refundable.
The last step consists of additional documents upload. Depending on the case, some Irish citizens will be required to upload several things. Hit the submit button once you’re done and wait for your visa to arrive via e-mail.
Processing time and fees
iVisa always provides three processing times that fit every need and budget. Below are the options and the cost for each of them:
Standard processing – the most affordable option available on iVisa, and your application will be processed within three business days. For that, it costs $87.
Rush processing – this time, your visa will be ready within 2 business days, and the price goes a little bit higher. You will be charged $117.
Super Rush processing – if you need to be on the plane on the next day, you can go for this one. The application is processed within just 1 business day for the price of $152.
The fees mentioned above are only for 30-day Ethiopia evisa. If you are interested in a 90-day visa you need to add $20 to each price above to get the total.
The purpose of Ethiopia evisa for Irish citizens is 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. All the other points of entry require a consular visa currently.