How to Get Ethiopia Tourist Visit Visa from London

With Simen Mountain National Park, rock-hewn Churches of Lalibela, the castles of Gondar, Awash Lower Valley, Aloes in the mountains, The Blue Nile Falls, Lake Tana and many other tourists’ attractions, Ethiopia is one of the most beautiful rich tourist spot in Africa. Many tourists around the World including those who make their visit from London rate the place among the top sightseer spots in the Africa. Ethiopia offers travellers of many countries to enter giving visa on the Addis Ababa airport. However, the Nationals of other countries need to apply to the Ethiopian Embassy in British capital in order to get a visa. Here is a step by step guide to get Ethiopia tourist visit visa from London.

Visit: Embassy of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia


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    Application Form

    Application forms are available from the Ethiopia Embassy in London. You can also download one from the official website of the Ethiopia Embassy. Alternatively, you can download it from the link that is given below.

    Click to Download Application Form.

    You should complete the application form in Capital Letters in either Blue or Black Ink.

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    Following are the requirements that should be fulfilled by the applicant to be eligible to get visa.

    (a)    Completed application form that should be duly signed by the applicant. You also need to send a photocopy of your application form.
    (b)   A passport valid for at least six months on the time of application. Also send the photocopy of your application form.
    (c)    One recent passport sized photograph that should be in light colour background.
    (d)   Visa Fee.
    (e)   Return Ticket.
    (f)     Bank Statement clearly mentioning that you can bear the expenses of your trip to Ethiopia.

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    Visa Fee

    Tourist visit visa fee is given as under:

    i.            Single Entry visa valid for three months: £14.00
    ii.            Multiple Entry visa valid for three months: £22.00
    iii.            Multiple Entry visa valid for six months: £30.00

    Fee can be paid in cash, Banker’s Draft, Postal Orders made payable to the name of the “Ethiopian Embassy in London”.

    To send your fee via post office, you can Locate the Nearest Post Office to make Postal Order.

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    Submission of Application

    You can submit your application in person or through postal service. If you want to submit your application in person, you need to visit the visa section of the Embassy of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia in London.

    However, if you want to submit your application by postal service, you should send it via registered mail. You also need to send a pre-paid, self-addressed, stamped delivery envelope with your application to receive visa back through postal service.

    You can Locate the Nearest Post Office in London.

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    Processing Time

    Standard processing time for the normal applications is three working days, however, incomplete applications and special cases may cause delays. You should send you application well in advance to avoid any delays. Application send through postal service may cause delays due to the time taken by the postal services.

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    Receive Visa

    If you submit your application in person, you can collect your visa by making a personal visit to the Ethiopian Embassy in London.

    If you send your application visa post, your visa and the original documents will be sent back to you via post using the same self-addressed, stamped, pre-paid envelope that you submitted with your application.

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    Visa on arrival at Addis Ababa airport

    The United Kingdom passport holders and citizens of the following countries can get tourist visit on their arrival at Addis Ababa airport.

    New Zealand
    Russian Federation
    South Africa
    United States

    Tourist want to get visa at airport should have two recent passport sized photographs and $20.

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