Ethiopia

VISA REQUIRED FOR U.S. CITIZENS

Obtaining an Ethiopian  visa can be a complicated process. Using an expediting service such as Smart Visas & Passport Services who specialize in travel visas can provide you accurate instructions and processing times, walk you through the process, provide updates and handle problems quickly making what is a complex issue very simple. Avoid the long lines, leave the waiting and aggravation to us. We will expedite your travel documents with stress-free efficiency and professionalism.

Except Kenya and Djibouti nationals, visas are required for all visitors to Ethiopia. Visitors should obtain a visa from an Ethiopian Embassy or Consulates before departure.

All visas will be valid from the date of issue.

A. TOURIST VISA

· Current passport and the passport must be valid for at least six months;

· One recent passport-size photograph. Note: You can upload a passport photo and Smart Visas will print it for a fee of $15.00 instead of  providing physical passport photos. Click here to upload a photo.

· Copy of Green card or I-94 or Work Permit (Except US National)

· A completed visa application form. Click here for the application form.  The form can be filled out online. The form should be printed and with necessary documents should be sent to the embassy or presented in person at the embassy with the proper payment in the form of a money order.

· For Eritrean and foreign nationals of Eritrean origin please fillout this Application Form too (click here to download the application form)

· Service fees will be paid in money order or Cashiers Check or Certified bank check made payable to Embassy of Ethiopia; Click here to view a chart of the visa types and associated fees

· If all the necessary requirements are fulfilled, the visa can be issued on the next two or three business day.

TOURIST VISA ON ARRIVAL

Although visas can be acquired at arrival, it is not recommended. Travelers who opt to obtain an airport visa should expect long delays upon arrival.Tourist visa, can be issued for three months on arrival at Bole International Airport for nationals and residents of the following countries: Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kuwait, Luxembourg, Mexico, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Democratic people’s Republic of Korea (northern Korea), Poland, Portugal, Republic of Korea (south Korea), the Russian Federation, Slovakia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States of America.

NOTE: Eritreans and foreign nationals of Eritrean Origin shall not be issued a visa on Arrival. They must obtain an entry visa prior to their departure to Ethiopia.

B. BUSINESS VISA

All business visa applicants should attach a letter addressed to Ethiopian Embassy from his /her organization explaining the purpose of his/her travels.

US Officials or Diplomats traveling with Diplomatic, Official or Service Passport must bring an official letter from US State Department.

Officials or Diplomats of other countries traveling with Diplomatic, official or service Passport must bring official letter from appropriate Authorities or Embassies.

· The passport must be valid for at least six months.

· One recent passport-size photograph. Note:  You can upload a passport photo and Smart Visas will print it for a fee of $15.00 instead of  providing physical passport photos. Click here to upload a photo.

· Copy of Green Card or I-94 or Work Permit (Except US National)

· A letter from his/her organization explaining the purpose of his/her travels.

· A completed visa application form (Click here to download the application form). (The form can be filled out online. The form should be printed and with necessary documents should be sent to the embassy or presented in person at the embassy with the proper payment in the form of a money order.)

· For Eritrean and foreign nationals of Eritrean origin please fill out this Application Form too (click here to download the application form)

· Service fees will be paid in money order or Cashiers Check or Certified bank check made payable to Embassy of Ethiopia; Click here to view a chart of the visa types and associated fees

· A self addressed return envelope with sufficient prepaid postage (for those using mail service);

· If all the necessary requirements are fulfilled, the visa can be issued on the next two or three business day.

Smart Visas Services Fee: $65.0o

Note: There will be a extra charge of $ 5.00 if paid on our online system.

Ship Documents to Smart Visas and Passport Services with a pre-paid return shipping envelope with tracking number via FedEx, UPS, etc, only.

Smart Visas and Passport Services
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New York, NY, 10177
(212) 572-6404
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