Business Investment E-visa Multiple Entry to Ethiopia

Business Investment E-visa Multiple Entry is a short-stay visa, which allows the holder to enter Ethiopia and engage in business activities without entering the labor market of that country.

Business Investment E-visa Multiple Entry to Ethiopia

Business Investment E-visa Multiple Entry is a short-stay visa, which allows the holder to enter Ethiopia and engage in business activities without entering the labor market of that country.

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Guidelines to obtain Ethiopian business visa Multiple Entry

Business investments in Ethiopia

The Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, or simply Ethiopia, is a sovereign state located in the Horn of Africa. Because of its rich history, the country is regarded as a center of ancient culture. Unfortunately, the civil war from 1974 to 1991 robbed Ethiopia of its beauty and humanity. As a result of the political injustices and violence that ensued, the country fell into a state of poverty, famine, and disease.

Guidelines to obtain Ethiopian business visa Multiple Entry

The online application for Ethiopian Business Visas takes only a few minutes to complete. Applicants must provide information such as their name, address, passport details, and reason for visiting. A passport that is valid for at least six months is required.

The Ethiopian business visa is a short-term visa granted for Business investment in Ethiopia. This type of visa is only granted for multiple entries to participate in investment-related activities.

The following nationalities are eligible for the Ethiopian business 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 Ethiopian business visas: Djibouti and Kenya.

The cost of an Ethiopian business visa is listed below:

SI. No Description Fees
1. Ethiopian government charges 42 USD to 122 USD
2. Click2visas Service cost 10 USD

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

The Ethiopian business visa application may take three days for processing. The applicant must apply once the travel plan is confirmed.

An Ethiopian business visa is valid based on the Nationality for 90 days/ 6 Months/ 1 Year from the date of entry to Ethiopia you selected while applying your application, not from the date of issue.

The maximum number of days you can stay in Ethiopia is 365 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 Ethiopian business 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
  4. Support Letter from Ethiopian Investment Commission office or Ethiopian Embassy.

You may arrive at Addis Ababa Bole International Airport.

No. The Ethiopian business visa must be obtained before you enter Ethiopia.

The traveler should carry a copy of the Ethiopian business visa with them when entry into Ethiopia.

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

No. An Ethiopian business visa 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 an Ethiopian business visa 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. An Ethiopian business 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 Ethiopian business visa, you can use it for Business Investment reasons.

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

No. Upon approval, Click2Visas will send the applicant their Ethiopian business visa via email in PDF format.

No. Only citizens from eligible countries can apply for an Ethiopian business visa. Use our visa widget to see you qualify for an Ethiopian business visa.

Yes, all travelers need to have a valid Ethiopian business visa before traveling to Ethiopia.

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

No. An Ethiopian business visa is just a landing authorization. It's up to Ethiopia's customs authorities to allow entry to a traveler upon arrival.