Ethiopia Visa Information
visa is required of U.S. passport holders to enter Ethiopia. While
visas on arrival are available at the Bole International Airport in Addis Ababa, travelers are advised to obtain an
Ethiopia visa prior to travel. The general requirements in order to
acquire an Ethiopia visa include an American passport valid for
at least 6 months, recent passport-size photograph, copy of round trip
ticket or itinerary, and a fully accomplished and signed Ethiopia visa application form.
Applications are processed in person. You can apply yourself or
authorize a third party to represent you. For convenience and quick
processing, apply for Ethiopia visa expediting.
Visas are usually valid for 2 years but still depends on the discretion
of the Consulate. Maximum stays, however, is fixed at 30 days. It is
advised that applicants should just purchase non-refundable tickets and
reservations upon approval of visa and passport.
US citizens are also required to submit their yellow fever
immunization certificate. This, together with their Ethiopia visa,
shall be presented immediately upon arrival to Ethiopia. Visitors are
also asked to declare how much dollar currency they possess to the
customs authority at the airport.
To obtain Ethiopia tourist visa
, the original signed
passport with 6 months of validity covering the duration of stay should
be submitted to the Consulate. It must have at least one blank visa
page for stamping. The visa application should be properly filled out
and signed. Submit the form with the original signature together with a
recent color passport-size photograph, front view with a light
background. You must also secure a flight itinerary or copy of the
airline tickets from the airline or travel agency. Tourist visas can be
obtained from the Consulate Offices located in Los Angeles, CA and
Washington, DC. Single entry or multiple entry tourist visa valid for 2
years costs $70.
All requirements also apply for Ethiopia business visa
Additional travel documents include a letter from the employer or the
sponsoring company, typewritten under the company's letterhead. The
letter should introduce the applicant and in his/her position in the
company. Furthermore, it should be explained in the letter the nature
of work and the purpose of visit. The letter should also guarantee
financial support for the applicant's travel throughout the duration of
stay. If possible, contact information of the host company or
organization must be stated in the letter accordingly. The letter
should be signed both by the applicant and a company officer. Business
visas can be processed in Los Angeles, CA, New York, NY, and
Washington, DC Consulate Offices. Business visa fees are as
follows: single entry valid for 1 month- $30,
multiple entries valid for 3 months - $40 and multiple-entry valid for
6 months - $60.
For holders of diplomatic passport, an Official Letter of Support from
the US Department of State is required to apply for an Ethiopia visa.
They must also provide a letter stating their travel plans signed by
the travel agency under its official letterhead. This should confirm
the round-trip travel booking of the applicant. Diplomatic visas can be
obtained from Washington, DC and Los Angeles, CA Consulate Offices.
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