Ethiopia is one of the countries that started to issue digital visas, which means that Portuguese who plan a trip there are no longer required to visit the Ethiopian embassy to get a consular visa. Instead, you can apply online using the services provided by iVisa. To make sure that you can acquire such a document, you need to check your eligibility. You can do that using the Visa Checker you can find on iVisa’s website (upper-right corner.) 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.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
What do you need?
The process for Portuguese created by iVisa is quite simple, and you do not need much to get started. While they will do most of the work, you still need to provide a few things to help them do your bidding. Here is a list of what you need to provide:
Portuguese 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 Portuguese – the application form
Forms are not the easiest to comprehend things in the world, but the one created by iVisa is simple. It is quite easy, but if you need any help, iVisa has an excellent support service for Portuguese that can help you every step of the way. You can give them a call 24/7.
The process is broken down into 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. It is essential that you provide correct information since mistakes can lead to application denial. After your application is processed, corrections are no longer possible, and the price is non-refundable.
The third step consists of additional documents upload. Depending on the case, some Portuguese 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 – this is the cheapest option available on iVisa, and your application will be processed within three business days. For that, you need to pay a fee of $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 tomorrow, you can go for this one. The application is processed within just 1 business day, but as you can imagine it costs more. You will be charged $152.
The fees mentioned above are for the 30-day Ethiopia eVisa. If you are interested in a 90-day visa, just add $20 to each price above, and you will find out the cost.
The Ethiopia eVisa for Portuguese can be used only for tourism and family visits. It provides a single entry (no matter the visa type,) and it can only be used if you enter the country through Addis Ababa Bole International Airport. All the other points of entry require a consular visa at the moment.