Visa Service

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  • 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, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kuwait, Luxembourg, Mexico, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Democratic people’s Republic of Korea (northern Korea), Poland, Portugal, Republic of Korea (south Korea), the Russian Federation, Slovakia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States of America.
    • 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.
  • 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 account will not be refundable , regardless of the outcome of the application.
  • All Visa applications must be sent via mail with an envelop which has a Reference Number. The applicaant must enclose a self-addressed, prepaid return envelop.
  • The Embassy does not accept any payment for postage. Hence, applicants don’t need to pay for postage and must send an envelope.


  • Current passport and the passport must be valid for at least six months;
  • One recent passport-size photograph.
  • A completed visa application form.
  • Payment receipt
  • Prepaid and self-addressed envelope.
  • For foreign nationals of Eritrean origin, please fill out the additional Application Form. And the Embassy also advice to submit your application at least 30 days ahead of your trip.


  • Except holders of Diplomatic Passport, Official Passport, Service Passport and UN travel document, all business visa applicants should attach VISA APPROVAL LETTER from Ethiopian Immigration. The host company in Ethiopia should request the approval letter from Ethiopian Immigration office on behalf of the applicant.
  • Diplomats or Officials traveling with Diplomatic, service or Official Passport or UN travel document must bring an official letter from Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Embassy, International Organizations or appropriate Authorities.,
  • Business Visa can be issues for investment activities, employment in any business organization, for humanitarian service without remuneration, for participants in, seminar/ /exhibition/workshop, researchers and for media purposes.


    • A completed visa application form.
    • Current Passport. The passport must be valid for at least six months.
    • One recent passport-size photograph.
    • Payment receipt
    • Prepaid and self-addressed envelope.

Payment Information

  • 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/

  •  For Applicant from Sweden: -

    Embassy of Ethiopia
    Bank Account Number:- 52771106248
    Bank Giro Number 521 – 8235
    Skandinaviska  ESkilda Banken /SEB/

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

  • All Applicants please read the information provided on the  “General Information about Visa Service” and fulfill all the requirements. The Embassy will not be responsible for the delay of the visa service due to incomplete applications.
Notice for New Visa Issuance Service (Amharic) Notice for New visa issuance service (English) För Kännedom, angående ny visum utfärdande

General Information About Visa Service

Business Visa for Journalists and Film Crews Members

Visa application form Eritreans-Visa-Application-form

Samples of International Coupons

Sample of International Coupons