Yes - A visa is required for travel to Ethiopia

Saturday, February 23, 2019

The government of Ethiopia utilizes an electronic visa issuance system. The e-visa is an electronic authorization from the government to enter Ethiopia. It is the equivalent to a visa, but no stamp or label is placed in your passport. To be eligible, you must:

  • Hold a passport or travel document that is valid at least 6 months from the date you intend to enter Ethiopia
  • Enter Ethiopia through Addis Ababa Bole International Airport only (entry via other points of arrival is not allowed with an e-Visa)
  • Upload a copy of your passport
  • Upload a digital passport-sized photograph
  • Upload a copy of the visa application form included in this kit

Complete the Ethiopia E-visa Form included in your application kit and send it to us via the secure upload link provided.

Note that you must enter Ethiopia through Addis Ababa Bole International Airport (entry via other points of arrival is not allowed with an e-Visa).

Upon arrival in Ethiopia, you may be required to present the following documents to immigration officials in order to be granted entry:

  • An Ethiopian e-visa authorization
  • A copy of your flight itinerary
  • A copy of your hotel confirmation

Send these documents to Travisa


Passport Requirements:

You must upload a color photocopy of the data information pages and photo of your national passport via the secure upload link found in your application kit. Your passport must: be valid for six months beyond the validity of your requested visa, have at least one blank visa page, not be frayed, torn, separating, or altered in any other way.


Ethiopia Visa Application Form:

You must provide one fully completed Ethiopia E-Visa Application form found in this kit. The application form must:

  • Include answers for all fields
  • Display your full name as it appears in your passport
  • Be uploaded securely via the secure upload link found in your application kit.


Photo Requirements:

You must upload one color photograph that meets the following criteria:

  • Be taken within the last three months
  • Be taken against an all white background
  • Be 35 mm x 45 mm
  • Provide the full frontal view of your head with your face centered in the middle and displaying a neutral (non-smiling) expression
  • You may wear neither eyeglasses nor headwear except for religious purposes
  • Upload your photo via the secure upload link found in your application kit

OR - you can upload a photo when you place your order, instead of providing physical passport photos.

Upon Arrival:

It is possible to obtain your visa upon arrival. Visa requirements and restrictions vary greatly when obtaining an on arrival visa. The local immigration officials also hold the right to refuse entry to anyone for any reason. We strongly recommend that you obtain your visa prior to departure. Should you choose to obtain your visa upon arrival, you will need to inquire with your airline if boarding is allowed without a visa.

This is Travisa's service order form, where you will provide your contact and shipping information, choose the visa processing needed and make your payment. You must print the completed form and send it to Travisa with all other supporting documents.

Click here for Ethiopia Consular Fees and Visa Processing Times

Non-refundable tickets or reservations should not be purchased until all visas and passports are secured and in your possession.

How to Apply for a Visa to Ethiopia

  • Review the requirements to apply for your visa
  • Gather your documents and complete the forms
  • Ship your documents to our office

Where to Apply for Your Ethiopian Visa

Residents of these states apply for a visa in Diran Visa Service :

Applicants from any state

Diran Visa Service
5757 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 570
Los Angeles, CA 90036
Tel: 877-876-3266

Residents of these states apply for a visa in Diran Visa Service :

Connecticut, New Jersey and New York

Diran Visa Service
60 E. 42nd Street, Suite 106-107 Lobby
New York, NY 10165
Tel: 877-876-3266