All UK citizens are now eligible for an Ethiopia eVisa, which means you are no longer needed to go to the Ethiopian Embassy to get your visa. You do not have to go to an interview, you do not need to go through a tedious process, and what is even better is that you do not have to leave the house. You can apply for an eVisa anytime and from anywhere. However, keep in mind that you can use an Ethiopia evisa only if you travel by plane and land on Addis Ababa Bole International Airport.
What are you required to do?
The things are as simple as possible. First, you need to make sure that you have all the proper documentation. That included:
A valid passport that keeps its validity for at least six months from your arrival in Ethiopia
A digital copy of your passport
A digital passport-sized photo of yourself (preferably recent)
A residence permit – this requirement is applicable only if you are a UK citizen, but you live in another country.
After you put together the documents, you can move on to the application. You have the option of choosing a 30-day eVisa or a 90-day eVisa. The process is the same for both. Only the price differs.
The application form is quite simple, and if you feel confused, you can call iVisa 24/7. They have a support service that is ready to jump in at any moment. There are three steps you need to complete when you fill in your form. First, you need to put in your basic information and choose the processing time. Keep in mind that the processing time dictates the fee. In the second step, you are required to revise everything you did in step one and make the payment to iVisa. You can do that using a credit/debit card or a Paypal account. The final step consists of uploading additional documents (the ones mentioned above.) After you complete the three steps, all you have to do is submit your application and wait for your visa to arrive via email in the timeframe you selected in step one.
Cost and processing time
The price of your visa depends on two things: the duration of your stay (30 or 90 days) and the processing time. As for the latter, you have three options at your disposal:
Standard – your application will be processed within 72 hours, and you have to pay USD 87.00. This is the cheapest option, and the most commonly used.
Rush – this option means that your visa will be ready within 48 hours, and the total amount due is USD 117.00.
Super Rush – this is meant for people who need their visa as soon as possible, which is why you will receive it in just 72 hours. However, the price is USD 152.00.
The prices mentioned above are for the 30-days visa. The 90-day visa costs more. Delays may occur, which is why iVisa recommends that you apply for your Ethiopia eVisa at least three days earlier than you plan. When delays happen, you will be notified via email.
As you can see UK citizens can get their Ethiopia eVisa in no time. The process is fast, not very expensive, and it is highly efficient. Thousands of people used the services provided by iVisa and declared themselves more than satisfied. And so will you.