Ethiopia Visa Overview (US Citizens)
For US citizens, to avoid possible confusion or delays, travelers are strongly advised to obtain a valid Ethiopian visa at the nearest Ethiopian Embassy prior to arrival. This is a necessary step if you plan to enter Ethiopia by any land port-of-entry. For example: travelers wishing to enter Ethiopia from Kenya at the land border at Moyale must obtain an Ethiopian visa first. Ethiopian visas ARE NOT available at the border crossing point at Moyale or at any other land border in Ethiopia.
To obtain your Ethiopia Visa you will gather a list of required document
and applications and deliver them to one of our offices
(we offer both FedEx overnight or local office delivery options).
We then work with the Ethiopia Embassy or consulate office to have your visa issued.
Ethiopia Visa Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Ethiopia tourist and business visas are issued in the US by the
Ethiopia Embassy and Ethiopia consulate offices. ItsEasy can help you obtain
your Ethiopia visas quickly by following the easy to read instructions
containing all of the requirements, forms and visa application. To
obtain the visa requirements, simply complete the form above and press,
After reviewing the Ethiopia visa information for travel to Ethiopia,
please feel free to contact our offices and speak to an visa specialist
who can answer any remaining question you may have about Ethiopia travel
What is an Ethiopia Visa?
For those who have traveled to Mexico or Europe, American
passports are typically stamped by the immigration agent upon entry and
authorized to stay for a period of time (typically between 30 and 90
days). For some destinations a "pre-authorization" is required. The
confirmation of this pre-authorization is provided as a visa which
outlines the specific approval including dates of entry, duration of
stay and purpose of travel. Although pre-authorized to visit, a visa is
not a guaranteed entry permit and an immigration official may, at their
discretion deny entry - although this is an extremely rare
When to Apply for Ethiopia Visas?
It is recommend that you apply for your Ethiopia visa 3 to 4 weeks
before your travel date. Although the visa itself may only take a few
days to process it is always best to add as much of a buffer as possible
incase any issues arise during the process. If this is last minute
travel - don’t worry - you’re in good hands, but give us a call to
discuss your situation in detail.
What is "Visa Validity"?
Validity refers to when the visa expires. For example, a three
month visa means you have three months from the date the visa is issued
to enter and depart Ethiopia (although the actual period of stay in Ethiopiamay be limited to 30 days or less. The exact validity of your visa will
be written on your actual visa.
What is an "Entry" (Single / Double / Multiple)?
Single entry visas allow you to enter Ethiopia one time within the
validity of the visa. Double entry visas allow you to enter Ethiopia two
times within the validity of the visa. Multiple entry visas allow you to
enter Ethiopia an unlimited amount of times within the validity of the
What Is a "Visa Jurisdiction"?
Some foreign Embassies or consulates will only accept visa
applications from residence within a specific area, normally determined
Why Should I Use ItsEasy to Secure My Ethiopia Visa?
Obtaining an Ethiopia visa can be a cumbersome and complicated
process. Using an expediting service such as ItsEasy who specialize in
travel visas can provide you accurate instructions and processing times,
walk you through the process, provide updates and handle problems
quickly - making what is a complex issue simple. ItsEasy has been
specializing in this service since 1976 and has assisted millions of
travelers. We are one of the largest passport and visa services and
represent some of the largest public, private and government companies
in the world by handling international travel support services for their