Ethiopian Government Institutions Short Task Visa - GIV

Government Institutions Short Task Visa is issued to foreign nationals who wish to enter Ethiopia to accomplish certain tasks for government institutions for a short period of time.


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 And Citizenship Service of Ethiopia.

Processing Time

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


Travelers can request for extension before the visa expires in which expired date 1-15 days extend by online and visa expired date above 15 extended by going in person to the Head Office of the Immigration And Citizenship Service (Addis Ababa, Ethiopia). Travelers who stay beyond the validity period without extending are subject to fines and legal penalties.

Duration and Validity

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


Please refer to the below table for application fees for different visa validity periods.

Entry Type Maximum Duration Visa Fee (in USD)
Single Entry 30 days 22
Multiple Entry 90 days 82
Multiple Entry 6 months 122

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