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Content updated, November 2022

Travel to Ethiopia with a Business eVisa! Apply with iVisa

If you are planning a business trip to Ethiopia, your first task will be assured you have the right travel document to enter the country.

You will find everything you need to know about the Ethiopia Business eVisa and entering the country for business purposes below.

Keep reading to find out how to apply for this travel authorization online using a quick, hassle-free, and completely digital application form.

What is the Ethiopia Business eVisa?

Wherever you're from, you can apply for the Ethiopia Business eVisa. This eVisa is an electronic travel document that allows travelers to enter the country to do business activities and do work of any kind, even voluntary work.

This electronic travel document is a single-entry eVisa and the allowed stay time per visit in Ethiopia is up to 30 days. The validity time of this eVisa is also 30 days and starts when you arrive in the country.

The Ethiopia Business eVisa application process is simple at iVisa. Plus, it's 100% online! Once the application is accepted, the applicant will receive an electronic visa that must be shown to the immigration officers upon arrival. Yes, it’s that simple!

The eVisa system is an online method of applying for visas from anywhere in the world. Some advantages you can apply quickly over the internet at any time, from any location and payment can be processed online when submitting the application.

Start your application here!

Which nationalities can apply for the Ethiopia Business eVisa?

Citizens from any nationality can apply for this eVisa. There are certain passport holders that don’t need to apply for the eVisa. You can verify if you need to apply in our Visa Checker Tool by adding your nationality. Also, you can find out more information in our FAQs section below.

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Do I need the Ethiopia Business eVisa to transit through the country?

You don’t need this business visa to transit through the Addis Ababa Bole airport. This means that if you arrive at this airport without a business visa, you can’t leave or pass the Immigration Desk. You can only connect flights.

Can I extend my stay with this visa?

It is possible to extend your stay if you go to the Immigration, Nationality and Vital Events Agency in Addis Adaba or apply online for the extension on the Immigration and Citizenship Service website.

If you stay longer in Ethiopia without making these arrangements, you will need to pay fines or face legal penalties.

What are the required documents to apply for this eVisa?

You need to submit these documents for your eVisa application:

  • Applicant's photo
  • Passport scan
  • Invitation Letter
  • Cover Letter
  • Business Registration of Inviting Company (if applicable)
  • Note Verbale (if applicable)
  • Business License (if applicable)
  • Certificate from the tax authority (if applicable)

Do you have all of these documents? Apply here!

How do I apply for the Ethiopia Business eVisa online?

The visa online application process is very easy and fast with iVisa. You’ll just need to follow these three steps and you’ll be done in less than 10 minutes!

  • Step one: Fill out the visa application form with your personal information. Once you’re done, you can select how fast you want to receive your visa. We have three different speed options.

  • Step two: Double-check that all the information in the visa application form is correct. We want to avoid any issues with your application. All the details need to match your supporting documents. Once you’re sure everything is correct, you can proceed to pay the visa fee with a credit/debit card or PayPal.

  • Step three: Upload all the supporting documents and submit your visa application form. Make sure that the scan is clear and has no smudges. That’s it!

Visa applicants will receive their valid business eVisa and a receipt by email so make sure you're aware of anything coming from iVisa.

To get your eVisa with us you won’t need to visit an embassy or consulate!

What is the cost to obtain the Ethiopia Business eVisa?

The cost of the Ethiopia Business eVisa is 32 USD. Additionally, iVisa charges a service fee with costs that vary according to the processing time selected:

  • Standard Processing: USD $74.99

  • Rush Processing: USD $123.99

  • Super Rush Processing: USD $192.99

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How long does it take to process my Ethiopia Business eVisa?

It depends on the processing time you choose. We offer three options:

  • Standard Processing: 10 days

  • Rush Processing: 7 days

  • Super Rush Processing: 6 days

Apply here!

Benefits of applying with iVisa

Forget about filling out long and complicated forms or visiting the embassy. iVisa offers you simplified application forms that are 50% shorter than the average government ones. You can complete them at your peace and if you haven’t finished, you can save them for later!

Don’t be afraid of making mistakes or suffering from rejection. iVisa reviews your application to make sure that your application fits perfectly government standards.

iVisa values your safety. That is why we have a solid security system to protect your personal information. We recommend you go over to our reviews section and read what our past customers have said about our services. We’re sure you’ll find them to your liking.

What are you waiting for? Apply with iVisa now!

Where can I learn more?

You can always reach out to our outstanding customer support team. They are available every day of the year, to answer any questions you might have about this or any other travel documents. They are incredibly helpful and experts in processing Digital Nomad Visas.

Required Documents to Apply

  • Applicant's photo
  • Passport scan
  • Invitation Letter
  • Cover Letter
  • Business Registration of Inviting Company (if applicable)
  • Note Verbale (if applicable)
  • Business License (if applicable)
  • Certificate from the tax authority (if applicable)

Important Instructions

  • The Ethiopia Business eVisa is an electronic travel document that allows applicants a Single Entry and they can remain in the country for up to 30 days Per Entry.

  • With this visa you can attend meetings, conferences, workshops, or seminars. You can also do any work, even voluntary work with this eVisa.

  • You can transit through Ethiopia without this travel document as long as you remain at the airport.

  • You can extend your stay in Ethiopia with this eVisa.

  • You can apply 100% online for this travel document with iVisa.

  • Any nationality can apply for this eVisa. There are still certain exceptions. You can find those in the FAQs section below.

  • You cannot apply for this eVisa on arrival except if you find yourself in very special circumstances.

  • You cannot apply for this visa for free.

  • You should apply for this travel document at least 3 days in advance. iVisa makes the process faster and easier for you.

  • There are no COVID-19 requirements to enter Ethiopia.

  • iVisa is a legitimate company, accredited and recognized by the International Air Transport Association (IATA). For more information, see the FAQs below.


No worries. Contact our customer service team as soon as possible and they will be happy to help you resolve the problem. Our visa experts are available 24/7.

Our team always reviews your documents and assists you during the entire application process to avoid rejections; but if for some reason the Ethiopian government rejects or cancels your application, you are eligible for a full refund of the processing fee related to the number of rejected applicants. Other than that, we do not refund the government fees.

You may consider re-applying for the Ethiopia Business eVisa, depending on the reasons for cancellation or rejection.

Once your eVisa expires, you have to leave the country. Staying in Ethiopia without a valid visa is considered an offense and can lead to fines and penalties. However, you have the option to apply for a visa extension in the country if need be.
Ethiopia has a low cost of living, so there is no particular bank statement requirement and you don’t need to prove that you have a certain amount of funds. However, it is advised to ensure that you have enough funds to support your stay in the country.
The shortest visa processing time is only about three business days, so you must apply at least three days before your travel date. However, applying seven days before the trip is recommended to guarantee you will have everything on time, even if additional information is required.
At iVisa, we understand that your time is valuable, and we strive to provide you with the fastest service possible. Our processing times are estimated based on the average duration it takes governments to process visa applications. These estimated times begin from the moment we receive all the correct information for your application until you receive your visa. While we work diligently to expedite the process, it’s important to note that we are reliant on the processing times set by the government authorities.

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