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Ethiopia e-Visa Application

Ethiopia e-Visa: Basic information

The Ethiopia eVisa is an electronic visa introduced in 2017 to expedite the visa application process and allow qualified nationals to enter Ethiopia for tourism purposes.
The Ethiopia eVisa remains valid for 30 or 90 days and each applicant can choose between the two.
The validity period starts from the date of entry into Ethiopia, which means the maximum stay is also one or three months, depending on the chosen category.
Travelers wishing to apply for an Ethiopian e-Visa must complete the quick and intuitive online application process using any supporting device.
Applicants must complete a simple online form providing personal and basic travel-related information, pay the issuance fee, and wait for their approved eVisa to be emailed.
All Ethiopia eVisa applications are approved within 3 business days.
Additionally, an online Ethiopian visa costs 99 euros or 129 euros, depending on the type chosen.
All eligible travelers must present a printed eVisa along with a valid passport to customs officers upon arrival at Addis Ababa Bole International Airport.
More information about the Ethiopian e-Visa is available below.

The Ethiopian e-visa comes in two different types, all travelers can choose between:

  • a single-entry permit for a 30-day stay (99 Euro)
  • a single-entry permit for a 90-day stay (129 Euro)

Every Ethiopia eVisa is:

  • a single entry permit (you can only enter Ethiopia once during its validity period)
  • for travel purposes only (such as going on vacation, exploring the country, or visiting family and friends)

The validity period of your Ethiopia online visa starts on the date of entry that you put in the application form.

Apply for your Ethiopian eVisa quickly and securely using our application form.
Please note!
The online visa application must be submitted at least three days before your trip to Ethiopia.

To start the application process, by clicking on the “Login” button, which can be found in the menu on the right side of the screen.
If you haven’t registered yet, please register yourself first. After registering, proceed to log in to the panel.
Once you are logged in, navigate to the menu on the left side of the panel.
Select the “Visa Application Form” option from the menu. follow these instructions:

  1. Fill the application form:
    You will be asked to provide basic information, such as your passport information, expected dates of stay, and your email address.
    Please ensure that there are no errors in the data provided to avoid any delays in the approval process.
  2. Upload the supporting documents:
    Take a photo of the bio page of your valid passport using your phone and prepare a photo of the applicant’s face using a PC or phone camera.
    Download both documents and proceed to the final step.
  3. Payment and confirmation:
    Pay the Ethiopian eVisa fee and receive a confirmation number.
    Once the application is processed, you will receive a PDF document with your valid entry permit!
The maximum time an applicant can wait for an online visa to be issued is 3 working days.
However, many applicants receive entry permits within 24 hours or less.
Any final decisions, both on processing times and approvals, are up to the Ethiopian government.
The validity period of your Ethiopian eVisa begins on the date of entry you indicate on your application and lasts for 30 or 90 days.
Depending on the type of electronic visa selected.

No matter which type should you choose, you can enter Ethiopia once and travel only for tourism purposes.

Please note – your eVisa will be digitally linked to your passport.

That means in case of losing your travel document or replacing it for any other reason, your online visa to Ethiopia becomes invalid.

If you intend to transit through Ethiopia, you do not need an e-Visa as long as the following conditions are met:

  • You do not plan to leave the transit zone at the airport
  • Your connecting flight is within 24 hours

If you plan to leave the transit area or your connecting flight is not within 24 hours, you must apply for a transit visa at the airport and cannot apply for a visa online.

Upon arrival in Ethiopia, you will need to show the following documents to the customs officials:

  1. Your valid passport (must not expire at least 6 months after the intended date of entry)
  2. a printout of the Ethiopian eVisa.You will receive your approved entry permit to the email address provided in the application form; Print the PDF and take it with you.

Grab your valid passport and complete the application process within minutes from home. Once the form is submitted, make sure to take a look at the Ethiopia eVisa sample below!

Ethipia eVisa


List of eligible countries

Ethiopian e-Visa for citizens of all countries in the world!
Please ensure that you have a passport that is valid for at least 6 months from your expected arrival date.
Collect your valid travel documents and register online using any work device with an internet connection in minutes.
You can submit forms anywhere, anytime!

Required documents for e-Visa

Make sure to prepare the following documents before starting the online Ethiopian visa application process:

  • applicant's face photo (that can be taken using a phone or a PC camera)
  • a digital photo of the bio-data page of your passport
Important: Your passport must be valid for at least 6 months from your intended date of arrival.
Otherwise, your application will not be accepted.

Why Is the Ethiopia e-Visa Issued?

Ethiopian e-visas are issued to foreigners who want to visit Ethiopia for tourism or business purposes.
The online process is extremely simple as you do not need to go to the embassy to submit your application or get your visa once approved.
This visa is single-entry and does not allow you to work in the country and is not a pathway to permanent residence.

How Much Does the Ethiopia e-Visa Cost?

The Ethiopia e-Visa fees are as follows:

Single-entry 30 days Tourist visa $52
Single entry 90 days Tourist visa $72

Can the Ethiopia e-Visa Be Extended?

Yes, you can extend your stay in Ethiopia.
You can request an extension from the main Department of Immigration and Citizenship in Addis Ababa.
You will be allowed to stay in the country for an additional 30 days.
Additionally, let's say you decide to stay in Ethiopia beyond the validity period of your visa and no extension is approved.
In this case, you may have to pay a fine, be deported, or be banned from further travel to Ethiopia for a period of time.

Important Information

  • Ethiopia e-visa application must be submitted at least 3 working days before the planned trip
  • Each visitor must submit a separate online visa application
  • The Ethiopia eVisa must be printed and presented upon arrival
  • Ethiopian e-visas are issued for tourist purposes only; Commercial activities are not allowed
  • The validity period begins from the proposed date of entry into Ethiopia that each applicant provides in the application not from the date of issue or actual date of arrival
  • You can apply to extend your Ethiopian e-tourist visa before its expiration by visiting the Ministry of Immigration and Citizenship Headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
  • Do not extend your eVisa term.

FAQ about the Ethiopia eVisa

To apply for an Ethiopian e-Visa, use any work device with an Internet connection and waste just a few minutes.
Complete the application form, pay the fee and wait for your online visa approval to arrive to your email address in PDF format!
Applications are approved within 72 hours.
Citizens from all countries in the world can apply for an Ethiopian e-tourist visa if they have a valid passport and a recent photo of themselves.
These are the only conditions that need to be met before applying online.
Yes, US citizens need an electronic visa to visit Ethiopia.
All non-Ethiopian nationals need an appropriate entry permit to visit the country.
All US citizens can apply online using any enabled device.
Grab your valid passport and submit the form in just minutes from home!
Unless you are an Ethiopian citizen, you will need an e-visa to visit the country.
Apply online with Evisa Express and receive your approved eVisa right in your email inbox in PDF format!
Make sure your passport will not expire for at least 6 months from your expected arrival date.
Before your Ethiopian eVisa expires, apply to renew your visa online at the headquarters of that country’s Department of Citizenship and Immigration.
Make sure you do not extend your stay without having the appropriate entry permit at all times.
Yes, citizens of the Central African Republic with a valid passport and a recent photo of themselves, can apply for an Ethiopian e-Visa to travel.
Central African citizens can apply online using our service just minutes from home or any other location.
Additionally, our support team is available to assist all candidates via email and phone.
Travelers submitting eVisa forms with Evisa Express can complete the application process in minutes.
Processing time may take up to 3 business days.
However, many applicants get their Ethiopia electronic tourist visa approved in less than 24 hours.
The price of the Ethiopian eVisa varies depending on the type of entry permit you need to choose.
A 30-day visa costs 99 euros, while the 90-day online visa application fee is 129 euros.
All applicants can choose between several secure online payment methods to cover fees.
The validity period of the Ethiopian eVisa depends on the type of entry permit you choose:
30 days or 90 days.
Validity begins on the date of entry indicated on the application form.
Make sure you get this date correct on the form so you don’t run into any problems on arrival.
Citizens of some countries can obtain an Ethiopian e-visa upon arrival.
However, the Ethiopian government and Evisa Express recommend that you process the necessary entry permits at least 3 days before your trip.
Registering online is much safer and saves you from waiting in long lines at the airport!
If your Ethiopia e-Visa application is not approved, first check that you meet the requirements and look for any errors in the online visa application form.
If everything is correct, please contact our support team via email or phone.
Click the “Contact” button at the top of the page for more information.
In fact, you can apply for an Ethiopian visa online for your child if you intend to travel together for tourism purposes.
Requests for travelers who are minors must be made by the minor’s parent/guardian.

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