Business Conference E-visa to Ethiopia

Business Conference E-visa is a non-immigrant visa issued for travelers planning to take part in business-related activities in Ethiopia for a short period of time. Mostly, no paid activities are permitted.

Business Conference E-visa to Ethiopia

Business Conference E-visa is a non-immigrant visa issued for travelers planning to take part in business-related activities in Ethiopia for a short period of time. Mostly, no paid activities are permitted.

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Simple ways to obtain Business Conference Ethiopia E-visa

Things to know before applying Business Conference Ethiopia E-visa

According to the IMF, Ethiopia was one of the fastest-growing economies in the world, reporting economic growth of over 10 percent. In the years 2007, 2008, it was the fastest-growing, non-oil-dependent African economy. The World Bank highlighted in 2015 that between 2004 and 2014, Ethiopia had seen strong economic growth with actual domestic product (GDP) growth averaging 10.9 percent. Agriculture makes up about 85% of the labor power. The service sector, however, constitutes the largest share of GDP. Most other economic activities rely on agriculture, including the selling, manufacturing, and export of agricultural products. Small-scale farmers and companies grow disproportionately, and the small-scale agriculture sector generates a significant proportion of commodity exports.

Simple ways to obtain Business Conference Ethiopia e-visa

The Ethiopia e-visa is a short-term visa granted for business conference reasons. This kind of visa is granted for International conferences provided that they have an invitation to the conference, seminar, or workshop being organized in Ethiopia.

The following nationalities are eligible for the Ethiopia e-visa:


  • Algeria, Angola, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Benin, Botswana,
  • Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, the Congo Democratic Republic of Cameroon
  • Cape Verde, Liberia, Libya, the Congo Republic of Cote d'Ivoire, Eritrea, Gabon
  • Gambia, The, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Lesotho, Madagascar, Mauritania
  • Mauritius, Morocco, Malawi, Mali, Mozambique, Namibia, Reunion, Rwanda, Niger
  • Nigeria, Sao Tome and Principe, Seychelles, South Africa, South Sudan, Sierra Leone
  • Somalia, Sudan, Swaziland, Tunisia, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Egypt, Tanzania
  • Togo, Equatorial Guinea, Senegal.


  • Laos, Macau, Japan.

Middle East

  • Azerbaijan, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Palestinian Territory
  • Turkey, Bahrain, Georgia, United Arab Emirates, Yemen, Lebanon
  • Oman, Armenia, Qatar, Saudi Arabia.

Central America

  • Anguilla, Barbados, Belize, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands
  • Costa Rica, Cuba, Antigua, and Barbuda, Aruba, Bahamas, Dominican Republic
  • El Salvador, Grenada, Guadeloupe, Guatemala, Haiti, Curacao, Dominica, Honduras
  • Jamaica, Panama, Puerto Rico, Martinique, Netherlands Antilles, Sint Maarten
  • Trinidad and Tobago, US Virgin Islands, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Nicaragua Montserrat, Saint Kitts, and Nevis.

Central Asia

  • Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan, Russia, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan.


  • Albania, Croatia, Cyprus, Estonia, Finland, Austria, Belarus, Belgium
  • France, Holy See, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Kosovo, Monaco
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Montenegro
  • Netherlands, Luxembourg, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Moldova, Macedonia
  • Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Czech Republic, Denmark, United Kingdom
  • Andorra, Norway, Poland, Ukraine, Romania, San Marino, Liechtenstein
  • Portugal, Sweden, Switzerland.

North America

  • The United States, Bermuda, Canada, Mexico.


  • American Samoa, Australia, Fiji, French Polynesia, Guam
  • Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Nauru, New Caledonia
  • New Zealand, Palau, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu.

South America

  • Argentina, Colombia, French Guiana, Guyana, Ecuador
  • Peru, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Venezuela, Paraguay, Suriname, Uruguay.

South Asia

  • India, Bangladesh, Maldives, Nepal, Bhutan, Sri Lanka, Afghanistan.

Southeast Asia

  • Singapore, Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar, North Korea,
  • Papua New Guinea, Brunei, Philippines, Taiwan, Thailand,
  • Cambodia, China, Timor-Leste, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Vietnam, South Korea.

The Following Nationals are exempt from obtaining Ethiopian e-visa: Djibouti and Kenya.

The cost of an Ethiopia e-visa is listed below:

SI. No Description Fees
1. Ethiopian government charges 32 USD
2. Click2visas Service cost 10 USD

To find out the exact cost, use the Click2visas widget.

The Ethiopia e-visa application may take three days for processing. The applicant must apply once the travel plan is confirmed.

An Ethiopian visa for us citizens is valid for 30 days from the first arrival in Ethiopia. A single entry will be allowed within the e-Visa validity period stamped on the passport.

The maximum number of days you can stay in Ethiopia is 30 days from the date of entry.

A passport should have at least six months validity at the intended entry date to Ethiopia. The passport should have at least two blank pages for stamps for the immigration officer.

For Ethiopia e-visa, the following documents are needed:

  1. Recent passport-size photo.
  2. Copy of the applicant's passport, which is valid for at least six months from the intended entry date to Ethiopia.
  3. Invitation letter.

You may arrive at Addis Ababa Bole International Airport.

No. The Ethiopia e-visa must be obtained before you enter Ethiopia.

The traveler should carry a copy of the Ethiopia e-visa with them at the time of entry into Ethiopia.

No, children are not permitted to apply for an Ethiopia e-visa. You may apply for any other visa that suits your children. Children visiting Ethiopia are required to have a valid visa.

No. the Ethiopia e-visa for the conference is not valid for employment. You must apply for a regular visa to work in Ethiopia.

Travelers with dual or multiple citizenships must choose which nationality and passport to use on their trip.

Yes. However, travelers applying for a Business Conference visa to Ethiopia must apply using the passport of the eligible country.

No. The applicant will receive an electronic visa, which requires anything to be stamped before travel. Ethiopia e-visa will be sent via email. The applicant should print out a copy of their visa before they travel and bring it to the port of entry.

When using an Ethiopia e-visa, you can use it to participate in international conferences.

The applicant must prove the purpose of travel by presenting a valid passport and invitation letter.

No. Upon approval, Click2Visas will send the applicant their Ethiopia e-visa via email in PDF format.

No. Only citizens from eligible countries can apply for the Ethiopia e-visa. Use our visa widget to see you qualify for the Ethiopia Business visa.

Yes, all travelers need to have a valid Ethiopia e-visa before traveling to Ethiopia.

No, the validity period of the Ethiopia e-visa begins from the date specified on their application. The traveler can enter Ethiopia on any date within this period.

No. The Ethiopia e-visa is just a landing authorization. It's up to Ethiopia's customs authorities to allow entry to a traveler upon arrival.