1. Fast.  Visalink specialises in securing Ethiopia visas and can help you secure a Ethiopia visa.
  2. Easy.  Visalink is the easiest way to get a visa and can secure in as little as one day.  We process Ethiopia visas at the Ethiopia Embassy every day for residents of all 50 states.

Ethiopia Visa FAQs

When is the best time to apply for my Ethiopia visa?
The best time to apply for your Ethiopia visa is 1-2 months before your travel date. However, if you are running short on time, we may be able to process your visa on a faster service at the Embassy’s discretion.

Do I have to send you my passport to get a Ethiopia visa? Is it safe to send a passport?
Yes. You will need to send your actual passport, not a copy of it. The Ethiopia visa is stamped on your passport and will become one of your passport pages. Visa request cannot be processed without your original passport. Because of the importance of your passport, we strongly suggest that you send your application using our secure collection service.

Sample of the Business Travel Requirements for a Ethiopia Visa for Australian Citizens

  1. Pre-Approval

    The Embassy of Ethiopia in Canberra will only process Business Visa Applications once they have received confirmation of approval from The Main Department of Immigration and Nationality Affairs of Ethiopia. The approval will also get sent to the person requesting it who will need to forward it to the applicant in Australia. A copy of the approval needs to be submitted with the application.

  2. Visa Validity

    Visa is valid from the date of issue. Entry and exit must occur within the validity of the visa.

    The validity of the issued visa is at the discretion of the Embassy/Consulate and may vary to that advertised.

  3. Duration of Stay

    Holders of this visa can remain in country for the entire validity of the visa.

    The duration of stay issued on the visa is at the discretion of the Embassy/Consulate and may vary to that advertised.

  4. Passport

    The applicant's actual passport. The passport must:

    • Be valid for six months beyond exit date
    • Have two blank facing visa pages

  5. Photograph(s)

    One passport sized colour photograph. The photograph must:

    • Be taken within the last three months and printed on high-quality photo paper
    • Be taken against an all white background
    • Be 45mm (h) by 35 mm (w) 
    • Provide the full frontal view of your head with your face centered in the middle and displaying a neutral (non-smiling) expression
    • You may wear neither eyeglasses nor headwear except for religious purposes
    • Your photo should be glued to the designated section of the visa application form (in the absence of a designated area, affix to the top right or top left corner).

  6. Business Introduction Letter

    You are required to provide a Business Introduction Letter from your Australian-based company. All letters must be printed on company letterhead that displays an Australia mailing address. Use the sample Business Introduction Letter provided at https://visalink.com.au/forms?formname=Business-Introduction-Letter-Sample.pdf using the exact language and format provided in order to prevent a rejection and possible delays with your visa request.

  7. Letter of Invitation

    A letter of invitation from the applicants host. A copy is acceptable. This letter must:

    • Be addressed to the Ethiopian Embassy
    • Be on company letterhead paper
    • Include the name of the applicant
    • Specify the purpose of journey
    • Include the name of the organisation(s) to be visited
    • Specify the requested type of visa, number of entries and the length of visa required
    • Include an acceptance of financial responsibility for the applicant
    • Be dated and signed by the applicants host

    Please Note: Applicants providing a Letter of Invitation from an Ethiopian based company will need to request that the inviting company in Ethiopia also sends a copy of the Letter of Invitation to the Department of Immigration in Ethiopia.

  8. Proof of Travel Arrangements

    Details of travel arrangements. These must be provided as a copy of the flight confirmation showing exact entry and exit dates and locations.

  9. Visa Application Form

    One fully completed and signed application form with an original signature (do not print double sided).

  10. Visalink Order Confirmation

    Please provide the Visalink Order Summary which will be emailed to you at the time of placing the order.

  11. Please Read

    The Embassy will assess each application on its merits and will determine the type, validity and number of entries at their discretion based on the purpose of journey as described in the business letter provided. Please be aware that a visa with less/more validity and number of entries than that requested may be issued and the fee may vary accordingly.

  12. Dual Nationals

    Applicants who hold dual nationality (i.e. Australian and another nationality) must apply for the visa on their Australian passport.

Sample of the Tourist Travel Requirements for a Ethiopia Visa for Australian Citizens

  1. Visa Upon Arrival

    It is possible to obtain your visa upon arrival against payment of a variable fee. Visa requirements and restrictions vary greatly when obtaining an on arrival visa. The local immigration officials also hold the right to refuse entry to anyone for any reason. We strongly recommend that you obtain your visa prior to departure. Should you choose to obtain your visa upon arrival, you will need to inquire with your airline if boarding is allowed without a visa.

  2. Visa Validity

    Visa is valid from the date of issue. Entry and exit must occur within the validity of the visa.

    The validity of the issued visa is at the discretion of the Embassy/Consulate and may vary to that advertised.

  3. Duration of Stay

    Holders of this visa can remain in country for the entire validity of the visa.

    The duration of stay issued on the visa is at the discretion of the Embassy/Consulate and may vary to that advertised.

  4. Passport

    The applicant's actual passport. The passport must:

    • Be valid for six months beyond exit date
    • Have two blank facing visa pages

  5. Photograph(s)

    One passport sized colour photograph. The photograph must:

    • Be taken within the last three months and printed on high-quality photo paper
    • Be taken against an all white background
    • Be 45mm (h) by 35 mm (w) 
    • Provide the full frontal view of your head with your face centered in the middle and displaying a neutral (non-smiling) expression
    • You may wear neither eyeglasses nor headwear except for religious purposes
    • Your photo should be glued to the designated section of the visa application form (in the absence of a designated area, affix to the top right or top left corner).

  6. Multiple Entry Applicants

    6 month multiple entry visas are only available to applicants of Ethiopian origin.

  7. Proof of Travel Arrangements

    Details of travel arrangements. These must be provided as a copy of the flight confirmation showing exact entry and exit dates and locations.

  8. Visa Application Form

    One fully completed and signed application form with an original signature (do not print double sided).

  9. Visalink Order Confirmation

    Please provide the Visalink Order Summary which will be emailed to you at the time of placing the order.

  10. Former nationals

    Applicants who are former nationals of Ethiopia can obtain a visa prior to travel or upon arrival in Ethiopia, provided entering via Bole International Airport.

  11. Dual Nationals

    Applicants who hold dual nationality (i.e. Australian and another nationality) must apply for the visa on their Australian passport.