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Ethiopia visa for Italian
5 min read
Updated on May 14, 2024

Italian citizens now have access to an Ethiopia electronic visa. This means that as Italian, you no longer need to go to the Ethiopian embassy to get your visa. Instead, you can apply online using iVisa’s services. Check your eligibility first to be certain that you can acquire the document. You can do it by using iVisa's Visa Checker: just select your country of origin and add Ethiopia as your destination. The information will be displayed in just a second. Once you check you are eligible for an Ethiopia eVisa, the next step is the application process.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

I have an Italian passport, do I have to get a visa to enter Ethiopia?

Yes, Italian passport holders need to apply for an Ethiopia eVisa. You can check requirements here.

What is an Ethiopia eVisa?

The Ethiopia eVisa is a legal permission electronically linked to your passport that allows you to enter and travel within Ethiopia.

How long can visitors with Italian passport stay in Ethiopia with an Ethiopia eVisa?

Travelers can stay in Ethiopian territory for 30 days in Total. Since it is a Tourism eVisa, you can only enter to Ethiopia for tourism or business purposes. This means you are forbidden to seek employment or paid work.


Before applying, take a look of the list of documents you will need to apply:


  • Applicant's photo
  • Passport page **

How long is the Ethiopia eVisa valid?

The Ethiopia eVisa has a validity of 30 days after arrival. The validity period is different from the duration of stay. Duration of stay CANNOT exceed the validity period of the visa. For example, if you change your plans after the visa is issued and your arrival date is 10 days later than what is on the e-Visa, your validity is 20 days.

What are the procedure times and costs?

As for the processing time of your Ethiopia eVisa, iVisa offers you three options. The price will be determined by which you choose:

  • Standard processing – it a slow process and you will get your travel document in 7 days. They payment is USD $141.99.

  • Rush processing – in only 5 days, you'll obtain you travel permission and just paying the sum of USD $180.99.

  • Super rush processing – all you have to wait is 4 days and your authorization will be done . The total price of it is USD $235.99.

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How does the Ethiopian eVisa work?

Your Ethiopian eVisa will be issued electronically by the Ethiopian Government.

We are allow to process an eVisa using the Ethiopia electronic visa system. What we do is enter the applicant's data and after they check it out, we are advised of the result of the Ethiopian eVisa application.

How long does it take to apply for an Ethiopian eVisa?

All you need is 10 minutes. You just need to fill in the application form and upload the documents mentioned above, and that is all. iVisa handles the rest for you and will let you know about the results of your request via email.

How can I apply for an Ethiopian eVisa?

The application process is really simple. It consists of three easy steps listed below:

  1. First, you will be asked to complete your basic data and select a processing time and the visa type.

  2. The second step is payment and revision. For this part, it is essential that you provide correct information since mistakes can deny your application. Once your application is processed, corrections are no longer possible.

  3. The third step consists of additional documents upload (depending on each case). After you are done, you hit the submit button and wait for your visa to arrive via e-mail.

Click [here](link to application form with nationality preselected) to start. Once you're done, send your form and wait for your visa in the selected time. If you have doubts or questions, just contact our [agents](link to customer service).

What happens once I have applied?

After your application, you just need to wait for your eVisa to be sent through email. **No need to deal with the embassy. At the moment you visit Ethiopia, show your electronic visa and your passport.

How many times can I enter Ethiopia with an eVisa?

If you have this eVisa, you will have a Single Entry.

If I travel with my kids, do they need to get an Ethiopia eVisa, too?

Of course! All travelers that want to go to Ethiopia must acquire a visa, even children.

How can I apply for my family or friends?

You can apply for friends or family by, first, gathering all the requirements of each person and apply here. If you need to add more people, you can do so by clicking on ‘Add new applicant’ in the application form and completing the information.

Do I need an Ethiopian eVisa if I am in transit through Ethiopia?

If you plan to stay in the transit area, it is not necessary that you get a visa. For that reason, we recommend that you remain the that zone.

How do I know if my visa is approved?

You will be notified via email as soon as we get your Ethiopia visa.

What can I do if I make a mistake in my application?

Mistakes are always possible when entering your data online. If this is the case, then please contact our representatives via online to assist you.

Bear in mind that if we already submitted your form, then you can not make any modifications and you will have to apply one more time; however, you won't need to pay for the service fee.

Is it safe to use iVisa to get my Ethiopia eVisa?

It is very safe to apply with us because we provide you the best services, and your information will never be at risk because we have a highly advanced system that helps that your information not to be exposed. You can check what hundreds of happy travelers say about us here.

I have more unresolved questions, where can I find more info?

For more info and FAQs, click here. Alternatively, if you have some specific questions, we will be happy to answer all of them. Just contact one of our customer representatives. We will be ready to help you 24/7.

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