Consular Services

የኢትዮጵያ ፌዴራላዊ  ዲሞክራሲያዊ ሪፐብሊክ ቆንስል ፍራንክፈርት

General Consulate of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia - Frankfurt am Main

Requirements for Visa Application

Travelers to Ethiopia can enter or exit the country through International airports (Bole, Diredawa, Bahirdar and Mekele) or by land via the border entry points such as Moyale at the Kenyan side, Metema at the Sudanese side as well as Galafin and Dewolle at Djiboutian side.
All foreign nationals, except those of Kenya and Djibouti, need visas to enter Ethiopia. Visas should be obtained from the closest Embassy or Consulate of Ethiopia.

However, nationals of the following countries: Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Korea Republic, Kuwait, Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Russian Federation, Slovak Republic, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom and United States of America can obtain tourist visa upon arrival at international airport entry points. Tourists entering Ethiopia by land need to obtain their visa from a country of their residence.

Passengers transiting through Ethiopia need to hold confirmed onward booking ticket in order to obtain a transit visa valid for 72 hours. However, transit visa is not required if the transit time is less than six hours.

Applicants for all types of visas who are traveling to Ethiopia with their child/children under the age of 18 years/minors must submit a letter of will/agreement of their spouse including copy of a passports/national identity card and a copy of the child’s birth certificate.

The processing time for visa application for tourist, business and transit visa submitted via mail is about a week with slightly longer days during peak seasons. It is advisable to mail applications at least two weeks before the date of travel. Visa applicants who come to the Embassy in person shall be served in less than an hour depending on the existing queue. The validity of the visa will be from the date of issue to the date of expiry as stated on the visa rather than from the date of entry to Ethiopia. Therefore, applicants need to take into consideration their stay in Ethiopia and the type of visa they are requesting as listed hereunder.
Applicants may follow the procedure given below: Klick the following
 Link and follow the instructions

Requirements for Visa Application
Visa application form

A tourist and a business visa can be requested online at The applicant, who applies for a business visa, has to have a permission letter from the Ethiopian Immigration Head Office in Addis Ababa.

 Requirements for document Legalization