Please select country of citizenship according to your travel document/passport.
People with dual nationality should choose the nationality according to the passport to be used for the travel.
note that business visa is not issued to individuals under the age of 18. Parents who come to Ethiopia with business visa along with their children can apply tourist visa for their children.
Tourist visa is a single-entry visa issued to visitors who wish to travel to Ethiopia for touristic purposes only.
Please note that Business Visa is not issued for applicants whose age is under 18.
This visa is issued to foreign nationals coming to Ethiopia to attend meetings, conferences, workshops, seminars, etc.
This category of visa is issued to foreign nationals who are coming to accomplish certain tasks for government institutions for a short period of time.
Government Employment Visa issued to foreign nationals to be employed by different Ethiopian government institutions/ministries.
This visa is issued to foreign nationals who are engaged in investment activities. It can also be issued to potential investors who wish to come to Ethiopia to see investment opportunities or invest in Ethiopia.
Journalist visa is issued to foreign Journalists, media professionals or film makers, coming to cover events, reports for media organizations or produce films, TV or written material of various kinds.
This visa is issued to foreign nationals who are invited by NGOs operating in Ethiopia for employment or short-term assignments.
This is a visa issued to foreign nationals coming for employment or other short-term assignments with Ethiopian private business firms.
This visa is issued to foreign nationals with ordinary passports who are invited by international organizations or Embassies resident in Ethiopia for different work purposes.
Foreign Business Firm Employment Visa is issued to foreign nationals to be employed by business firms owned or operated by foreigners.
Please note that we do not accept credit card payment transactions of applicants originating from the below countries effective 18 November 2020.
Please select the date you intend to enter to Ethiopia.
The validity period of your e-Visa will begin as of the selected arrival date not as of visa issue date.
If you stay in Ethiopia beyond the validity period of your visa without having approved extension, you may be required to pay fines, deported, or banned from future travel to Ethiopia for a period of time.
Please select birth date
Please elect month of birth date
Please select year of birth date
Please select month and year of birth date
Please note that the information that you provide must match the information on your passport. Otherwise, your e-Visa will be invalid.
Please select month of passport issue date
Please select year of passport issue date
Please select month and year of passport issue date
Please select passport expiry date first
Your passport expiry date must above 6 month
Please select month of passport expiry date
Please select year of passport expiry date
Please select month and year of passport expiry date
(Invitation letter issued by inviting company to the applicant)
(Official application or request letter written by the inviting company organization institution addressed to the Nationality Immigration and Vital Events Agency)
(Tin Certificate/ Tax Payer identification number certificate of the company renewed for the fiscal year )
(Business Lincense of the inviting company)
((Registration License of the inviting Non-Governmental Organization))
((A contract of employment between the employing company/organization/institution and the employee applying for employment visa))
(Support Letter from Ethiopian Investment Commission office or Ethiopian Embassy)
(Note Verbale(Support Letter) from Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ethiopia)
((Support Letter from Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ethiopia))
If the country of the travel document registered on the e-visa is different from the passport carried, you will be denied entry.
By travel document, we mean passports and ID cards (for the citizens of specific countries).
Passport-size photo should be a clear picture of you showing your entire face including your eyes.
Passport copy should be a scanned or camera-captured image of your valid passport showing your photo and bio-data.
Documents can be of file type JPEG, JPG, PNG, BMP, GIF or PDF with size less than or equal to 2MB. Photo and Passport copy can't be in PDF format.
Please click to download sample application letter here
Citizens of African countries who can't make the payment online can pay on arrival at Addis Ababa Bole International Airport. We encourage you to pay online as much as possible to beat the queues at the airport.
Please make sure all the information provided is correct. The information will be checked against your passport at immigration counter upon arrival. If any of the information mismatches with the one on your passport, you will be denied entry to Ethiopia.