Italian citizens now have access to an Ethiopia electronic visa. This means that as Italian, you no longer need to go to the Ethiopian embassy to get your visa. Instead, you can apply online using iVisa’s services. Check your eligibility first to be certain that you can acquire the document. You can do it by using iVisa's Visa Checker: just select your country of origin and add Ethiopia as your destination. The information will be displayed in just a second. Once you check you are eligible for an Ethiopia e-visa, the next step is the application process.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
I have an Italian passport, do I need a visa to visit Ethiopia?
What is an Ethiopia eVisa?
The Ethiopia eVisa is an official document, electronically linked to your passport, that permits entry into and travel within Ethiopia.
How long can visitors with Italian passport stay in Ethiopia with an Ethiopia eVisa?
Visitors carrying an Ethiopia eVisa can enter to the country for a maximum of 30 days Total. Since it is a Tourism eVisa, you can only enter to Ethiopia for tourism or business purposes. This means you are forbidden to seek employment or paid work.
What are the documents required to apply?
Prior to application, take a look of the list of documents you will need to apply. This is a short list, and it is probable that you already have everything you need.
Valid passport – with 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?
As for the processing time of your Ethiopia eVisa, iVisa offers you three options. The price will be determined by which you choose:
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 (country visa) in only 24 hours, and you will be charged USD 152.00 (service fees included).
Click here to start your application.
How does the Ethiopian eVisa work?
Your Ethiopian eVisa will be issued electronically by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Ethiopian Government.
Travelers, travel agents, airlines and specialist service providers around the world can use the Ethiopia eVisa system to process an eVisa. iVisa is one of them. 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?
It will take you less than 10 minutes. You just need to fill in the application form and upload the documents mentioned above, and that is all. iVisa handles the rest for you and will let you know about the status of your application via email.
How can I apply for an Ethiopia eVisa?
The application process is really simple. It consists of three easy steps listed below:
First, you will be asked to fill in your general information. You also need to choose a processing time and the visa type.
The second step will be about payment and revision. For this part, it is essential that you provide correct information since mistakes can deny your application. Once your application is processed, corrections are no longer possible.
The third step consists of additional documents upload (depending on each case). After you are done, you hit the submit button and wait for your visa to arrive via e-mail.
Click [here](link to application form with nationality preselected) 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?
After your application, you just need to wait for your eVisa to be sent by email. No need to deal with the embassy. We do it for you so you don't lose valuable time. Then, when you enter to Ethiopia, you just 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 wishing to travel to Ethiopia require a visa, even kids.
How can I apply for my family or friends?
You can perfectly apply for friends or family. Just gather all the required documents of each person (you can see above in this article)a and [apply here](link to application form) introducing his or her data. In case you need to apply for more than one person, you can do so by clicking on ‘Add new applicant’ in the application form and completing the data required.
Do I need an Ethiopia eVisa if I am in transit through Ethiopia?
If you will NOT leave the transit lounge at the airport while in Ethiopia, then you are not required to have an Ethiopia eVisa. Otherwise, if you plan to leave the airport, then you NEED TO apply for an Ethiopia eVisa.
How do I know if my visa is approved?
You will be notified by email as soon as the Ethiopia government approves your visa.
What can I do if I make a mistake in my application?
Mistakes are always possible when entering your data online. If this is the case, then please contact our customer service representatives as soon as possible via online chat to assist you.
Your Ethiopia eVisa is linked to your passport number, if we already submitted your application, then you can NOT 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 Ethiopia eVisa?
Many people think that online information leaks and that their personal info could be at risk to get into the wrong hands. However, this will never happen with iVisa. 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 more info and FAQs, click here. Alternatively, if you have some specific questions, we will be happy to answer all of them. Just contact one of our customer representatives. We will be ready to assist you 24/7.