How you can get your visa

NB. Upon request we arrange visas for our Clients, or if an invitation letter is necessary then we will arrange this for you.

 Visa application on arrival 

Some tourist visas can be issued on arrival at Addis Ababa Bole International Airport. Tourist visas can be issued on arrival to:

(a) Foreign nationals coming from countries where there is no Ethiopian mission.

(b) Foreign nationals coming from and who are permanent residents in any of the following internationally recognized tourist generating countries.

Tourist visas can be issued on arrival at Bole International Airport for citizens 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.

If applying for a tourist visa on arrival, visitors will require two passport photographs and US$50. 


Required by all except the following: 

(a) nationals of Kenya for stays of up to three months; 

(b) transit passengers continuing to a third country within 12 hours, provided not leaving the airport and holding valid travel documents for onward destination.

Types of visa and cost: 

Tourist visa on arrival: US$52 (30-day single-entry); US$78 (three-month single-entry); US$91 (three-month multiple-entry); US$104 (six-month multiple-entry).


Single-entry: 30 days or three months; multiple-entry: three months or six months.

Visas are valid from the date of issue, not from the date of entry; visas cannot be post-dated.


Transit visas are available for 12, 24, 48 or 72 hours.

Application requirements Tourist:

(a) Completed application form.

(b) Passport valid for at least six months (containing residence permit, if applicable).

(c) One passport-size photo.

(d) Fee (payable by cash, banker’s draft or postal order) made payable to The Ethiopian Embassy.

(e) Proof of sufficient funds to cover stay i.e a bank statement.

(f) Return or onward ticket.

(g) For postal applications, a self-addressed special-delivery envelope.

Contact us

  •   1km away from Bole airport, Addis Ababa

  •    Office:251-118-100025

  •    Fax:251-118-100025

  •    Mobile:251-911-983256

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