Journalist Visa - JV

Journalist visa is issued to foreign Journalists, media professionals or film makers, coming to cover events, report for media organizations or produce films, TV or written material of various kinds.


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.
  • Support Letter from Ministry of foreign Affairs or Government communications office of Ethiopia.

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).


Journalist visa can't be extended.


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

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