Conference Visa - CV


A conference visa is issued to those who wish to visit Ethiopia for International conferences provided that they have an invitation to the conference, seminar or workshop being organized in Ethiopia by a Ministry or Department of the Government of Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, Regional State Governments, Educational Institutions and Universities or organizations owned by the private sector or by the Government of Ethiopia, United Nations or its specialized agencies, African Union or reputed NGOs.

Requirements

Recent passport-size photo, copy of passport of the applicant which is valid for at least 6 months from the intended entry date to Ethiopia and invitation letter are required.

Please refer to the below table for additional requirements.

Inviting Company Category Descrpition Required Documents
Private Any legal private company registered and based in Ethiopia
  • Application letter written by the inviting company to the Main Department for Immigration and Nationality Affairs of Ethiopia.
  • Business License(renewed for the fiscal year) of the inviting company.
  • Taxpayer Identification Number(TIN) certificate(renewed for the fiscal year) of the inviting company.
Governmental(Ethiopian) Any governmental organization, ministry,department or educational institution of the Government of Ethiopia.
  • Formal application letter written by the inviting company to the Main Department for Immigration and Nationality Affairs of Ethiopia.
NGO Non-Governmental organizations(NGOs) which are REGISTERED in Ethiopia
  • Formal application letter written by the inviting organization to the Main Department for Immigration and Nationality Affairs of Ethiopia.
  • Registration license of the inviting organization.
International Organizations Any International or Inter-Governmental Organizations such as United Nations and Africa Union
  • Formal application letter written by the inviting organization to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ethiopia.
  • Note Verbal(support letter) from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ethiopia.

Note:

  • Invitation Letter issued by the inviting company/organization to the participant should describe the conference briefly such as conference name, start date, end date and venue.
  • Note verbal is a letter from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ethiopia to the Main Department for Immigration and Nationality Affairs stating that an organization/company has officially requested for visa.

Duration and Validity

The conference visa is a 30 (thirty)-day single entry visa whose validity starts from the intended date of entry to Ethiopia.

Extension

Conference Visa can not be extended.

Fee

For single entry 30-days conference visa, the application fee is USD 32.





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