1. Fast.  VisaCentral specialises in securing Ethiopia visas and can help you secure a Ethiopia visa.
  2. Easy.  VisaCentral is the easiest way to get a visa and can secure in as little as one day.  We process Ethiopia visas at the Ethiopia Embassy every day for residents of the UK.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ethiopia Visa FAQs

When is the best time to apply for my Ethiopia visa?
The best time to apply for your Ethiopia visa is 1-2 months before your travel date. However, if you are running short on time, we may be able to process your visa on a faster service at the Embassy’s discretion.

Do I have to send you my passport to get a Ethiopia visa? Is it safe to send a passport?
Yes. You will need to send your actual passport, not a copy of it. The Ethiopia visa is stamped on your passport and will become one of your passport pages. Visa request cannot be processed without your original passport. Because of the importance of your passport, we strongly suggest that you send your application by a secure method, such as a guaranteed postal service or courier.

Important Information

Pre-Approval
The applicant’s inviting company must obtain pre-approval from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Ethiopia which must be transmitted to the Consulate before application

Sample of the Business Travel Requirements for an Ethiopia Visa for Swiss Citizens

  1. Passport

    The applicant's actual passport. The passport must:

    • Contain at least two blank visa pages
    • Be valid for six months beyond exit date

  2. Photograph(s)

    You must provide one colour, passport type photograph that meets the following criteria:

    • Be taken within the last three months and printed on high quality photo paper
    • Be taken against an all white background
    • Be 35 mm by 45mm in size
    • Provide the full frontal view of your head with your face centered in the middle and displaying a neutral (non-smiling) expression
    • You may wear neither spectacles nor headwear except for religious purposes
    • Your photo should not be affixed to your application and it may not display evidence of adhesive or staples

  3. Letter of Invitation

    A letter of invitation from the company the applicant is visiting. A copy is acceptable. This letter must:  

    • Be on company letterhead paper
    • Include the name of the applicant
    • Include the passport number of the applicant 
    • State the purpose of journey
    • Specify the requested number of entries and length of visa required

  4. Proof of Travel Arrangements

    A copy of the flight confirmation showing onward/return travel

  5. Proof of Approval

    A copy of the Authorization Letter issued by the Ethiopian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The authorization must be obtained by the inviting company in Ethiopia.

  6. Visa Application Form(s)

    One fully completed and signed application form

  7. VisaCentral Order Confirmation

    For orders placed on the VisaCentral website, a copy of the Online Order Confirmation which is sent to you via email, must be submitted.


    For all other orders, and where applicable, a completed VisaCentral Visa Order Form which can be found in the VisaCentral Application Pack should be submitted.


    Please note that all card payments will only be made upon completion of the visa application process.