Ethiopia

A Visa is REQUIRED for any travel to Ethiopia.

Gather, complete, and submit the requirements below.

Tourist Visa Requirements

  • Original, signed U. S. Passport with at least 6 months of remaining validity beyond stay in Ethiopia, with adequate unused visa pages to allow for entry and exit stamps upon arrival and departure from Ethiopia.  Note* Amendment pages in the back of your passport are NOT to be used for entry and exit stamps or visa issuance.
  • Visa Application Form. Please download, print, complete and sign the Visa application.
  • 1 Recent Passport-type photograph (2″ x 2″) in color, front view with white background.
  • Itinerary. Copy of round trip tickets or confirmed itinerary.

Business Visa Requirements

  • Original, signed U. S. Passport with at least 6 months of remaining validity beyond stay in Ethiopia, with adequate unused visa pages to allow for entry and exit stamps upon arrival and departure from Ethiopia.  Note* Amendment pages in the back of your passport are NOT to be used for entry and exit stamps or visa issuance.
  • Visa Application Form. Please download, print, complete and sign the Visa application.
  • 1 Recent Passport-type photograph (2″ x 2″) in color, front view with white background.
  • Business Letter. A business letter from the sending company in the US. The letter should be printed on the company letterhead stationery, addressed to “The Consulate of Ethiopia, Visa Section”, and signed by a senior manager (an equivalent to Vice-President or above). The business letter must adhere to the following guidelines:
    • Briefly introduce the applicant (please specify employment status/position held in the company by applicant).
    • State the nature of the business to be conducted (ie. business meetings, contract negotiations, etc.) and the names and addresses of companies to be contacted in Ethiopia
    • Specify the Type and desired Validity of the visa (ie. a one year multiple entry business visa).
    • Guarantee of sufficient funds for travel.
    • Sample Company Letter of Guarantee
  • Business Invitation. An ORIGINAL business invitation letter from the sponsoring company in Ethiopia. The host company in Ethiopia should request the approval letter from Ethiopian Immigration on behalf of the applicant. The letter should be printed on company letterhead stationery, addressed to “Consulate General of Ethiopia, Visa Section”, and signed by a senior manager, Vice-President or above. The business letter must adhere to the following guidelines:
    • Briefly introduce the applicant (please specify employment status/position held in the company by applicant).
    • State the nature of the business to be conducted (ie. business meetings, contract negotiations, etc.) and the names and addresses of companies to be contacted in Ethiopia.
    • Specify the Type and desired Validity of the visa (ie. a single entry business visa).
  • VISA APPROVAL LETTER from Ethiopian Immigration.
  • Itinerary. Copy of round trip tickets or confirmed itinerary.

Official Visa Requirements

  • Original, signed U. S. Passport with at least 6 months of remaining validity beyond stay in Ethiopia, with adequate unused visa pages to allow for entry and exit stamps upon arrival and departure from Ethiopia.  Note* Amendment pages in the back of your passport are NOT to be used for entry and exit stamps or visa issuance.
  • Visa Application Form. Please download, print, complete and sign the Visa application.
  • 2 Recent Passport-type photograph (2″ x 2″) in color, front view with white background.
  • State Department Letter. A letter from the Department of State addressed to the Embassy of Ethiopia, Washington DC, explaining the nature and dates of travel. The letter also should indicate the name and passport number of the applicant.
  • Itinerary. Copy of round trip tickets or confirmed itinerary.

Instructions

Please send the passport(s) and all completed documents to the address below:

Atlas Visa Services, Inc.
1751 Clarendon Blvd
Arlington, VA 22209

Service Fees

Fee Type Duration Processing Consular Fee Service Fee Total Fee
Tourist - Multiple Entry 24 months 5-7 business days $75 $70 $145
Business - Single Entry 30 days 5-7 business days $45 $70 $115
Business - Multiple Entry 90 days 5-7 business days $85 $70 $155
Business - Multiple Entry 180 days 5-7 business days $125 $70 $195
Official - Single Entry 30 days 5-7 business days $35 $70 $105

Other Information

FedEx Options

  • $29.50 Fed Ex Letter (Not Including AL +HI – USA ONLY)
  • $75.00 Fed Ex Envelope (First Overnight – Overweight package)
  • $48.50 Fed Ex (Saturday Delivery – USA ONLY)

Embassy Information

http://www.ethiopianembassy.org

Questions? Need Assistance?

Call us at 703-418-0800

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