According to Ethiopia’s visa policy, the citizens of Saudi Arabia do not need a consular visa to travel to Ethiopia. If you're Saudi Arabian, you're elegible for an Ethiopian eVisa.
If you apply with iVisa, you can have the document in only 12 hours. However, this eVisa is accepted only in the Addis Ababa Bole International Airport. Otherwise, you'd still have to apply for a consular visa.
Learn more about this online document with the FAQs below.
Frequently Asked Questions / FAQs
Do Saudi Arabian Citizens need a visa to enter Ethiopia?
If you're from Saudi Arabia, you require a visa to enter Ethiopia. For your convenience, you can get this visa without going to an embassy. All you have to do is to apply online for an Ethiopian eVisa.
What is an Ethiopian eVisa for Saudi Arabian Citizens?
It's an authorization that permits you to enter Ethiopia and it is linked to your passport.
How long can I stay in Ethiopia?
If you're from Saudi Arabia, then you can stay in Ethiopia for 30 days in Total. Keep in mind that you mustn't get paid work or employment while you stay in this country.
What are the requisites?
We'll mention all you need for this online application form. So, just gather the following requirements:
Applicant Photo Passport Personal Details Scan Last Page of Passport (if applicable) Selfie holding the physical credit card used for the transaction. Only the last 4 digits of the credit card must be visible in the picture. (if applicable)
Passport Personal Details Scan
Last Page of Passport (if applicable)
Selfie holding the physical credit card used for the transaction. Only the last 4 digits of the credit card must be visible in the picture. (if applicable)
Be sure to offer a valid e-mail address because as you can imagine, the whole application process is online, so you'll get your electronic visa by e-mail. You should also keep in mind that iVisa is versatile with payment methods. For that, use your credit or debit card or even PayPal.
How long is this eVisa valid for?
You can use your Ethiopian eVisa for 30 days after arrival.
Can you tell me the procedure times and costs?
The price of your Ethiopian eVisa will vary according to how soon you want to have it. The price will be more expensive if you want this document the fastest way possible. Read these proceedings:
Standard procedure – it is the cheapest alternative. you'll get your electronic authorization in 3 Business Days, and the total price will be USD 87.00.
Rush procedure – this time, things move a bit faster. You get your Ethiopia visa in 2 Business Days, but the price goes higher too. The cost is USD 117.00.
Super Rush procedure – your official authorization will be done within 12 hours. All you must pay is USD 152.00.
How much time do I need to apply?
You only need 30 minutes to complete the form. You might complete it in less time depending on how skilled you are with online forms, but don't worry, the form made by iVisa is quite easy to understand.
How can I apply?
When you consider yourself ready, you can proceed to complete the application form. As we mentioned before, this online form is very easy to understand, but if you need help, you can contact iVisa’s customer support. The service is reachable 24/7 and it is free of charge.
You have to complete the following steps to proceed with your online form successfully:
The first step focuses on personal information. You also need to make a couple of choices related to the processing time of your Ethiopia eVisa.
The second step requires you to take care of the payment and double-check your application to make sure that all the information provided is 100% accurate.
The third step asks you to upload a few documents if necessary. Once you finish these steps, you click on the submit button and you're ready! iVisa will handle the bureaucracy that follows.
What should I do once I complete my application form?
Once you complete the online form, you'll have to wait for your eVisa. This document will arrive via email, so you shouldn't make any trip to the embassy unless it is rigorously necessary.
What if I travel with my children?
It's not hard to travel with children, you won't need to apply for them. However, you must take a valid birth certificate and/or adoption certificate, nothing else.
What can I do if I am in the International Transit Area?
If you're transiting through Ethiopia then you don't need to request an eVisa. We recommend you not to leave the International Transit Area.
Is it safe to apply for this e-Visa with iVisa?
Yes, defiantly! iVisa has been working hard to build a strong community with different customers, that's why you can feel secure if you apply for your eVisa with iVisa. You can read our testimonials if you still have doubts.
Can I see a sample of this Ethiopian e-Visa?