Like all nationalities, the citizens of Zimbabwe do not need a consular visa when traveling to Ethiopia for tourism purposes. Instead, you qualify for an electronic visa, meaning that you can get your travel document online. iVisa can help you obtain it in as little as 12 hours. However, do not forget that the eVisa only grants you entry if you go to Ethiopia visa the Addis Ababa Bole International Airport. If you plan to use another point of entry, a consular visa is in order.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
What is an eVisa?
An Ethiopia eVisa is an official document that gives you the permission to enter the country. Once your eVisa is issued, it's is electronically linked to your passport.
What are the requirements for the citizens of Zimbabwe?
While the online application process for an Ethiopia visa is far less demanding than going to a consulate, you still have to make sure that you have at hand all that is necessary. Here is a list of the things you will need:
- Valid passport – you cannot apply for an Ethiopia e-visa unless you hold a valid passport. Plus, the document has to remain valid for at least another 6 months from the day you intend to cross the Ethiopian border.
- A scan of your passport’s bio page – you will be required to upload it when you fill in the form.
- A digital passport photo – when it comes to your picture, make sure that it is taken recently and follows all the other guidelines for a valid passport photo.
- E-mail address – since the entire application process happens online, you will receive your e-visa via e-mail in PDF format. Do not forget to print out at least one physical copy.
- Means of payment – when it comes to paying for services, iVisa is versatile. You can make the payment using your credit or debit card, but you can also use PayPal, Alipay, or WeChat.
What are the processing times and fees?
Concerning the processing time, here are your options:
Standard processing – this may be the slowest available option, but it is the cheapest as well. Your application is processed within 3 business days, and the cost is USD 87.00.
Rush processing – this time, things move a little bit faster. You receive your Ethiopia visa within 2 business days. In this option you must pay USD 117.00.
Super Rush processing – if you want your eVisa as soon as possible, you can choose this option. Your application is processed within USD 152.00, and you are charged USD 152.00.
How's the online application form for an Ethiopia eVisa?
As soon as you are ready, you can go ahead and fill in the application form. It should take you about 20 minutes, but iVisa’s customer support is open 24/7 and free of charge in case you need assistance or have some questions about the process. Contact us.
iVisa created a 3-step application form.
The first step asks that you provide your personal information, but this is also the point at which you have to choose a processing time for your Ethiopia visa.
The second step expects you to handle the payment and review your form so that you do not submit incorrect information. This is very important, any mistakes, or misspelling will lead to an invalid eVisa.
The third wants you to upload a few documents that support your application.
As soon as you are done, you are free to submit your request and iVisa will take it from there.
How long is thE Ethiopia eVisa valid for?
This eVisa is valid for 30 days after arrival.
How many entries am I allowed to the country with this eVisa? How long can I stay?
With this eVisa you only get a Single Entry. Unfortunately, multiple entry tourists visas are not yet available to be issued online. You can stay a maximum of 30 days Total.
Do I need an eVisa if I'm only transiting through?
No. If you're are only transiting through Ethiopia and do not intend to leave the airport you don't need to apply for this eVisa. If you do want to leave the airport, you have to apply for a tourist eVisa.
With this Ethiopian Tourist eVisa, from what entry points am I allowed to enter?
Only the Addis Ababa Bole International Airport allows visitors to enter the country with the eVisa. Other border posts will not permit this document.
I have more questions, Where can I find more information?
What you need to remember is that the online process of getting an Ethiopia eVisa for the citizens of Zimbabwe is incredibly easy when you use the services provided by iVisa. We will help you have more time to prepare your new adventure!