citizen charter 

Information on change of visa fees for business and employment visas

Information Regarding Different Consular Services and Applicable Fees

Visa Application Form

suplimentary-visa application form for Eritreans

Issuance of Tourist visa at Bole International Air Port
Under the following circumstances tourist visas can be issued on arrival at Bole International Airport: –

 

Foreign tourist, who is coming from countries that are not listed as tourist generating countries and from those countries that do not have agreement with Ethiopian regarding issuance of visa on arrival, can enter to Ethiopia by obtaining visa from a nearby Ethiopian Mission. Nevertheless, if tourists from such countries wish to get visa on arrival at the airport, they are expected to get approval from the Immigration and Nationality Affairs Main Department in Ethiopia by sending a request by the following address: –
Main Department for Immigration and Nationality Affairs
E-Mail: – mdina@ethionet.et
Fax No. : – 00251 1 55 32 09
00251 1 56 49 81
P. O. Box: – 5741 Addis Ababa
Ethiopia

 

For foreign nationals, even though there is an Ethiopian Mission, who are coming from internationally recognized tourist-generating countries of which the list is shown below and who are permanent residents in these countries, single or multiple tourist visas valid for 3 months can be issued.
The following are considered to be 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, Thailand, United Kingdom, United States.
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. 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 passport
32
Gratis
2
Service passport
32
Gratis
3
Ordinary passport
32
96.00
4
Ordinary passport
48
128.00
5
Ordinary passport
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. Refer to a link on top of this page
   
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 .