Non-Governmental Organizations(NGO) Work Visa - NV

An NGO visa is a visa issued to those foreign nationals who are invited by NGOs operating in Ethiopia for Employment or short term assignments.


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.
  • Registration License of the inviting organization.

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.


NGO Visa cannot be extended.


For single entry 30-days NGO Visa, the fee is USD 62.

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