New visa procedures starting from July 2, 2018

Dear clients of the Embassy of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia in Brussels. We hereby inform you that applications for all types of visa should follow our new visa procedures.

Starting from 02/07/2018, all visa applicants should apply on this address: the www.evisa.gov.et 

The new visa procedure is open to applicants of all nationalities.

Exceptions: Travellers who require a multiple-entry visa, will not enter Ethiopia through Bole Airport or do not possess a Master Card can still apply for a visa at the Embassy.

Tourist visa requirements

  1. Current passport and the passport must be valid  for at least six months;
  2. One recent passport-size photograph.
  3. Copy of Resident Permit or Work Permit (for Non-Benelux Nationals)
  4. Dully filled visa application form (click here to download the form)

Business/working visa requirements

  1. A completed visa application form (click here to download the application form) and current passport. The passport must be valid for at least more than six months.
  2. One recent passport-size photograph.
  3. Copy of Resident Permit or Work Permit (for Non-Benelux countries National)
  4. Visa approval letter from the Ethiopian Main Department for Immigration and Nationality Affairs.
  5. Click here to see the business visa fees

Payment corresponding to your request has to be paid through bank transfer at least three days in advance with the name of the applicant to the following bank account IBAN: BE53 3631 2148 4153. Bank: ING. BIC/Swift: BBRUBEBB  (click here to see the consular fees). Do not forget to indicate the name of the applicant in the object of the transfer. Bring a printed version of your payment confirmation with you.

Thank you for your understanding.

Online (e-Visa)

Since 12 June 2017, certain international visitors to Ethiopia can apply for their tourist visas (e-Visa) online.

The e-Visa is processed and issued online by the Main Department of Immigration and Nationality Affairs, where applicants apply, pay and secure their entry visa.

Eligibility and How to Apply

E-visas can only be issued to foreign nationals who are coming from and are permanent residents in any of the following internationally recognised tourist-generating countries:

  • Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Korea Republic, Kuwait, Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Russian Federation, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom and United States.

The e-Visa is processed and issued online by the Main Department of Immigration and Nationality Affairs, where applicants apply, pay and secure their entry visa.

Once the online application is approved, applicants will receive an email authorizing them to travel to Ethiopia and they will get their passport stamped with the visa upon arrival in Addis Ababa. 

Only single-entry tourist visas can be issued online. For multiple entry visas, please apply at the Embassy.
This option is only applicable to tourist visas. Business visas are not applicable online. Please secure your business visa in person or by post at the Embassy.
e-Visas are administered by the Main Department of Immigration and Nationality Affairs in Ethiopia, not the Embassy. You may check e-Visa status online at www.evisa.gov.et. Once e-Visa is approved, an approval letter is sent directly to your email address.

Secure your Ethiopian e-Visa in 3 easy steps

Visit the Main Department of Immigration and Nationality Affairs website for eligibility requirements and to apply.

  • 1) Register

    Planning to be a frequent eVisa user? Register your details to avoid filling in application forms from scratch every time.

  • 2) Apply

    Submit your application online to secure your e-Visa.

  • 3) Check Status

    Check the status of your Ethiopian e-Visa request online.

    Visa Fees

    All fees are payable online and are subject to a $2 processing fee.
    Type of Visa Fee
    Single-entry, for up to 30 days $50 USD
    Single-entry, for up to 90 days $70 USD