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Visa Application Instructions:

1. Documents to Submit

  • Visa application form done in one copy (click on the visa application forms on the top left of the screen to down load)
  • One recent passport-size photograph of the applicant
  • Passport with at least three months validity (applicants who require 6 months to a one year visa should have their passport valid fot the duration of stay)
  • In case of business visa, support letter from the employing company or invitation letter from the host company in Ethiopia
  • Residence permit for non Swiss passport holders
  • Proof of payment of the right amount of fees for the required visa type (see below for fee amount and method of settlement)
  • Travel itineraries of the applicant or attestation letter from ones travel agency for making seat reservations for the intended journey can be useful

2. Filing the applications

Visa applications may be filed at the Permanent Mission either by post or by showing up in person at the Mission during working hours of the Mission.

2.1 By Post:

Applicants shall submit all the required documents stated herein above under '1' together with self addressed stamped envelop for their return mail worth five SFr.

Proof of payment of the right amount of fee for the requested visa type is necessary. If the post office coupon (Postanweisung fur das inland or Mandat de poste interne or Vaglia postale interne) proving your payment of the right amount of visa fee is not attached with your visa application documents, your visa request will not be processed.

While applications by mail are encouraged, the Permanent Mission of Ethiopia is not responsible for passports or other documents lost. Therefore, the Mission recommends all applicants to use registered mail.

2.2 In Person:
Applications could be submitted during working hours of the Mission. Usually it takes at least 48 hours to process visa applications. Therefore, should applications are filed in person it is necessary to take appointment to collect the visa.

2.3. Visa on arrival:

If you are Swiss national and if you cannot collect your visa from the Mission due to various reasons of your own, and if you wish so, it is possible to get it on arrival at the entry points in Ethiopia. Your travel agency will assist you in this regard.

3. Settling visa fees:

If applications are done by post, visa fee settlements should be done through the Mission's postal address. Proof of payment must be attached with the application documents. Your proof of payment is the post office coupon (Postanweisungfur das inland or Mandat de poste interne or Vaglia postale interne) bearing the amount of fee you paid at the post office, the postal address of the Mission and your address. The address is:

Permanent Mission of Ethiopia to the United Nations Office at Geneva
and Other International Organizations in Switzerland
56, Rue de Moillebeau, P.O. Box 338
1211 Geneva 19

Account details:
Account Name: Permanent Mission of Ethiopia
UBS Account No.: 0279 C811 6140 0
IBAN: CH06 0027 9279 C811 6140 0
BIC/SWIFT: UBSWCHZH80A

Applicants appearing in person have the advantage of settling the payment by cash.

4. Service fees for Travel Documents and Visas:

A. Travel Documents
No.
Type
Number of pages
Fee (CHF)
1
Diplomatic
32
Gratis
2
Service
32
Gratis
3
Ordinary
32
96.00
4
Ordinary
48
128.00
5
Ordinary
64
176.00
6
Laissez Passer
8
80.00
7
Replacement of lost passport
  • 1st time within 5 years
based on request
original payment + 50%
  • 2nd time within 5 years
 "
original payment + 100 %
  • 3rd time within 5 years
 "
original payment + 200 %
B. Business & Employment Visas
 
Fees for Visa Service in CHF
No.
Type of Visa
Category

 

Single 1 Month

 

Multiple 3 Month

Multiple 6 Month
Multiple 1 year
1
Investment (business)
I.V
48.00
64.00
96.00
192.00
2
Various Government Buiness
G.I.V
32.00
128.00
192.00
 
3
Foreign Employee
W.V
64.00
     
4
Governemnt Employee
G.V
48.00
     
5
NGOs
N.V
96.00
     
6
Employee of Continental
R.I
80.00
     
7
Short Term Meeting/workshop
C.V
48.00
     
8
Mmedia (journalist)
J.V
64.00
     
9
Employee of Private Enterprise
P.E
48.00
     
C. Tourist Visas
No.
Type of Visa Validity
Fee in CHF
1
Single
30 days
64.00
2
Single
3 months
96.00
3
Multiple
3 months
112.00
4
Multiple
6 months
128.00
5
Transit
12 hours
40.00
6
Transit
24 hours
64.00
7
Transit
48 hours
80.00
8
Transit
72 hours
96.00
9
Transit
Two times transit for not more than 24 hours
80.00
10
Student
 
64.00
    Visa Extentions
 
1st time for a month
+100% of the original payment
 
2nd time for 15 days
+150% of the original payment
 
3rd time for 10 days
+200% of the original payment
D. Fees for Identification Cards of Persons of Ethiopian Origin
No.
Type of Travel Document
Validity
Fee in CHF
1
New Ethiopian Origin Identification Card (ID)
5 years
320.00
2
New ID under 18 years
5 years
32.00
3
Renewal of ID
5 years
320.00
4
Replacement of damage ID
5 years
352.00
5
Replacement of lost ID for 1st time
5 years
384.00
6
Replacement of lost ID for 2nd time
5 years
480.00
7
Replacement of lost ID for 3rd time & more
5 years
640.00
8

Daily penalty for those who did not renew thier ID

  • upto 15 days
  • 15 to 30 days
 

320.00 + 4.80 per day
320.00 + 8.00 per day
E. Authentication
Foreigners
144.00
Ethiopians
94.40
F. Legalisation
Foreigners
152.00
Ethiopians
99.20

!! IMPORTANT !!

*All visa requests submitted more than 10 days in advance

will be returned to the sender without being processed.

The consulate does not keep passports and related documents.

* Please note that the visa is valid for a period of one month from the date of issue.

*Student visa shall be issued to a foreigner who is going to Ethiopia for education.

Documents which show admission to the institution and financial means to cover the educational and accomodation expenses are required .

 


 
Permanent Mission of Ethiopia to the United Nations
Office at Geneva and Other International Organizations
in Switzerland - [Also accredited to Switzerland and Portugal]
Working hours: Monday to Friday [9H00-1H00 and 14H30 - 17 H 30]
Except designated Ethiopian and Swiss holidays.
 
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