Like other countries that started issuing electronic visas is Ethiopia. This made it convenient to visiting Norwegians as they no longer need to visit Ethiopian embassy for a visa. Instead, you can apply online using iVisa’s services. First thing to do is to check your eligibility to make sure that you can obtain the document. This can be accomplished by using Visa Checker located in 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.
iVisa will do most of the work so the process for Norwegians is quite simple. To get started, you only need to provide a few things to help with your application. Here is a list of what you need to provide:
Norwegians 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, your application will 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 Norwegians – the application form
iVisa’s form is really simple as compared to other forms that can get complicated sometimes. Still, you can contact iVisa’s amazing 24/7 support service for Norwegians. Simply give them a call if ever you need assistance.
This simple process has three steps. Step one will ask you to fill in your general information like name, address, passport info, and so on. You must also choose a processing time and the visa type (30-day or 90-day stay.). Make sure that you have all the information as both factors will affect the cost of your visa.
Step two consists of payment and revision. 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 third step consists of additional documents upload. Depending on the case, some Norwegians might be required to upload several things. Click the submit button once you’re done and wait for your visa to arrive via e-mail.
Processing time and fees
There are three processing times that fit every need and pocket. Here 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 for the 30-day Ethiopia evisa. You can avail for a 90-day visa by adding $20 to each price above.
Keep in mind that Ethiopia evisa for Norwegians is only for tourism and family visits. It provides a single entry (no matter the visa type) and the only entry point is through Addis Ababa Bole International Airport. All the other entry points still require a consular visa.