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New visa procedures starting from Nov 10, 2020

Dear clients of the Embassy of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia in Stockholm. We hereby inform you that applications for all types of visa should follow our new visa procedures. Starting from November 10, 2020, all visa applicants should apply on this address:   The new visa procedure is open to applicants of all nationalities.

  • The Embassy would like to announce to all visa service applicants that visa application forms can be obtained online at . Therefore, All visa  applicants should access the services starting as of June 21, 2018. Moreover, please note that all   tourist/visitor visa service for Eritreans will only be provided on the above stated online web page and on arrival visa at the airport. 
  • The Embassy of Ethiopia is currently issuing Diplomatic, Service, Business, Tourist & Transit visas in a Single or Multiple entry visa.
  •   Except Kenya and Djibouti nationals, visas are required for all visitors to Ethiopia. Visitors should obtain a visa from an Ethiopian Embassy before departure.
  •  Tourist visa, can be issued on arrival at Bole International Airport for nationals and residents of the following countries: Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, Czech Republic, Denmark, Eritrea, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kuwait, Luxembourg, Mexico, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Democratic people’s Republic of Korea (North Korea), Poland, Portugal, Republic of Korea (South Korea), the Russian Federation, Slovakia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States of America.
  • Tourist visa applicants from the above mentioned eligible countries can also apply for on line tourist E- Visa from the Ethiopian Immigration and Nationality Affairs, via their web site . Applicants must be very conscious while using the right web page addres, since some are trying to use a similar fake address.
  • All other foreign nationals will have to obtain their valid visas from Ethiopian diplomatic missions accessible to them.
  • All visas will be valid from the date of issue, not the date of entry in to Ethiopia.
  • Transit visa shall be issued to a foreigner who is travelling to another country across Ethiopia. Passengers in transit in Ethiopia, holding confirmed onward bookings, can obtain transit visas within 72 hours.
  • Please be informed that any visa payment made to the Embassy’s account will not be refunded, regardless of the outcome of the application.
  • All Visa applications must be sent via mail with an envelope which has a Reference Number. The applicant must enclose a self-addressed, prepaid return envelope. The Embassy does not accept any payment for postage. Hence, applicants don’t need to pay for postage and must send an envelope.

Visa Requirements


  • A passport or travel document that is valid for a minimum of 6 months.
  • One recent passport-size color photograph.
  • A completed visa application form.  Please click this link
  • A copy of residence ID card or Work Permit (for Non-Swedish, Norwegian, Finish, Danish, Iceland Nationals).
  • Payment receipt.
  • Air ticket
  • Prepaid and self-addressed envelope.

N.B : For Applicants who could not use the ‘International coupon’, kindly advised to use a system on Postnord. Accordingly, applicants may use the following link and should attach the slip with your document in the envelop.  Page: privat —– skicka —— kop frakt online      or      Just click on

  • Applicants please use Consular Affairs email address only to send your documents:-

                      Consular Affairs: /Passport, Visa, Id, travel document, legalization etc./

                                   Tel. + 46812048500       E-mail:

                                    Fax +4686609561/86608177


  • Diplomats or Officials traveling with Diplomatic, Service or UN travel document must bring an official letter from their respective Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Embassies, International Organizations or appropriate Authorities.
  • Business visa applicants to be employed by an organization/company operating in Ethiopia must attach VISA APPROVAL LETTER from Main Department of Immigration and Nationality Affairs office in Addis Ababa. The host organization/company in Ethiopia should request the approval letter from Main Department of Immigration and Nationality Affairs office on behalf of the applicant.
  • All business visa applicants, apart from the above category shall attach a formal letter from the sponsoring organization or company detailing the nature of their visit.
  • Investment Visa can be issued for investment activities, employment in any business organization, for humanitarian service without remuneration, for participants on seminars/exhibitions/workshops, researchers and for media purposes.


    • A completed visa application form. Pleas click this link
    • A passport or travel document that is valid for a minimum of 6 months.
    • Application letter from the sponsoring organization.
    • Visa approval letter for potential employees of organizations operating in Ethiopia.
    • One recent passport-size color photograph.
    • Payment receipt.
    • Prepaid and self-addressed envelope.
  • N.B: For Applicants who could not use the ‘International coupon’, kindly advised to use a system on Postnord. Accordingly, applicants may use the following link and should attach the slip with your document in the envelop.Page: privat —– skicka —— kop frakt online     or     Just click on

Information for Journalists or Filming Teams

Business Visa for Journalists and Film Crews Members

Payment Information

  • Payment must be made to:-

For applicant living in Sweden

Bank Giro no. 521-8235 write message instead of OCR No. OR

SEB Bank IBAN No. SE575000 0000 0527 7110 6248, Bic-Code ESSESESS

 For Applicant living outside of Sweden

IBAN Account number: -  SE 575 000 0000 05277 110 6248

BIC / S.W.F.T   Address: – ESSESESS

Skandinaviska Eskilda Banken /SEB/

 * Please be informed that all connecting bank charges relating to service fees are to be deducted separately from your account.

The breakdown of the Visa payment  is as follows: -

Type of VISA Type and Period of VISA  Service Fees
Tourist Visa 30 Days Single Visa             415.00
3 Months single Visa             622.00
3 Months Multiple Visa             725.00
6 Months Multiple Visa             829.00
Employment Visa
For Investment (Business) IV 1 Month Single Visa             311.00
3 Months Multiple Visa             415.00
6 Months Multiple Visa             622.00
1 Year Multiple Visa          1,243.00
For Various Government Business GIV 1 Month Single Visa             208.00
3 Months Multiple Visa             829.00
6 Months Multiple Visa          1,243.00
Employees of Foreign Co. WV 1 Month Single Visa             415.00
3 Months Single Visa             622.00
3 Months Multiple Visa             829.00
Government Employees GV 1 Month Single Visa             311.00
3 Months Single Visa             415.00
3 Months Multiple Visa             622.00
For Employees of Regional & International Organizations RI 1 Month Single Visa             518.00
3 Months Single Visa             725.00
3 Months Multiple Visa             933.00
For Employees of Private Enterprise PE 1 Month Single Visa            311.00
3 Months Single Visa             518.00
3 Months Multiple Visa             829.00
ለNGO NV 1 Month Single Visa             622.00
For Short Term Meeting Workshop & Seminar CV 1 Month Single Visa             311.00
For Media (Journalist) JV 1 Month Single Visa             415.00
Transit Visa 12 Hours             259.00
24 Hours             415.00
48 Hours             518.00
72 Hours             622.00
Two Times transit for not more than 24 Hours             518.00
Student Visa             415.00

For more information:- please refer to The General Information 

General Information About Visa