Konsularische Dienstleistungen

የኢትዮጵያ ፌዴራላዊ ዲሞክራሲያዊ ሪፐብሊክ ቆንስ ፍራንክፈርት
Consulate General of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia - Frankfurt am Main

Requirements for visa applications

Travellers 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.
Applicants for all types of visas who are travelling 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. Click the link below and follow the instructions.

A tourist and a business visa can be obtained online www.evisa.gov.et    be requested. The applicant applying for a business visa must obtain a letter of approval from the Ethiopian Immigration Office in Addis Ababa.