International Organizations/Embassies Work Visa - RI

International organizations/embassies work visa is issued to foreign nationals with ordinary passports who are invited by international organizations or embassies resident in Ethiopian for different work purposes.


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.
  • Formal application letter by the organization/embassies to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ethiopia.
  • Note verbale or support letter from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ethiopia.

Processing Time

Under normal circumstances, the processing time for international organizations/embassies work 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.


For Single Entry Visa for one month, the fee is USD 52.

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