Foreign Business Firm Employment Visa - WV

Foreign Business Firm Employment Visa is issued to foreign nationals who are entering Ethiopia to be employed by business firms owned/operated by foreigners.


Copy of the following documents is mandatory.

  • Recent passport-size photo of the applicant.
  • Passport of the visa applicant which is valid for at least 6 months from the intended date of entry to Ethiopia.
  • Official application letter written by the inviting organization and addressed to the Immigration, Nationality and Vital Events Agency of Ethiopia.
  • Business license of the inviting company.
  • TIN(Taxpayer Identification Number) Certificate of the inviting company.
  • Contractual agreement between the inviting company and the visa applicant.

Processing Time

Under normal circumstances, the processing time for tourist visa is 3 days. So, travelers should submit their application at least 3 days before their estimated date of arrival.

Duration and Validity

The Validity of the Visa starts counting from the date intended to Enter Ethiopia.


Travelers can request for extension before the visa expires by going in person to the Head Office of The Immigration, Nationality and Vital Events Agency (Addis Ababa, Ethiopia). Travelers who stay beyond the validity period without extending are subject to fines and legal penalties.


For single-entry 30 days visa, the application fee is USD 42.

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