FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS


Yes. You can also get visa on your arrival(if you are eligible) at Addis Ababa Bole International Airport or at your nearest Ethiopian Embassy.
Under normal circumstances, the e-Visa processing time is up to 3 days though it can be earlier. So, it is advisable to apply at least 3 days before your departure.
Yes. As far as it is clearly visible you can upload camera-captured picture files (in supported image formats) of your passport, photo and/or residence permit document.
In case that you do not receive any confirmation email from us, please check your Spam or Junk mail folder before contacting us.If you can t still get the confirmation email, please contact us at Support@evisa.gov.et.
No. Please check your e-Visa status online. Once e-Visa is approved, an approval letter is sent directly to your email address.
You don't need e-Visa for transit flights. If you want to go out from the permitted transit area of the Airport to visit Addis Ababa for some time, you need to get Transit Visa at the Airport. For more information on how to get Transit Visa , please contact Ethiopian Airlines transit officers at the Airport.
The online visa application saves your time. There are no visits to embassies or consulates and no complex paperwork. The online process is very easy, more secure than traditional visa application processes and it allows you to have your approved e-Visa ready before you leave for your trip.It also saves your money like air ticket hotel reservations since there are chances that you would be denied of visa on arrival.You will also be able to beat the long queues at the airport.
If it is rejected, the office will notify you of the rejection but not the reason why.
Payment of the application fee does not guarantee approval of a visa. Unfortunately, we are not able to refund as we have clearly stated in our Terms Conditions.
The validity of Ethiopian e-Visa starts from the date of entry to Ethiopia you selected while applying your application not from the date of issue.
Applicants are prompted to confirm all the provided information are correct and accurate before submitting the application form. . Our e-Visa system is not able to update or modify any of the information applicants have entered wrongly. Applicants are responsible to provide all the information correcty and accurately to avoid unnecessary issues at Ethiopian Immigration counter upon arrival. We do encourage to make sure all the information provided are correct before submitting the application.
When your e-Visa application has been approved, an approval letter is sent to your designated email address. Alternatively you may check the status of your request for e-visa directly from our website www.evisa.gov.et and download if from your e-mail if approved.



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