1. Fast.  VisaCentral specializes in securing Ethiopia visas and can help you secure a Ethiopia visa.
  2. Easy.  VisaCentral is the easiest way to get a visa.  We process Ethiopia visas at the Ethiopia Embassy every day for residents of Canada.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

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 in a secure way, using a traceable courier such as FedEx.

Sample of Business Travel Requirements for a Ethiopia Visa for Canadian Citizens

  1. Prior Approval

    Prior to applying for your business visa, all applicants must apply for an approval through the Main Department for Immigration & Nationality Affairs in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Your sponsoring organization or company is responsible for assisting you in obtaining this approval. Once the necessary authorization has been confirmed, the visa process will be finalized in Canada through the Embassy of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, Ottawa.

  2. Passport

    You must provide your actual signed passport, including one copy of the personal information page of your passport. Your passport must:

    • Be valid for the next six months
    • Have at least one blank visa page. Amendments and endorsement pages cannot be used to fulfill this requirement
    • Not be frayed, torn, separating, or altered in any other way

  3. Photographs

    You must provide one colour, passport type photograph that meets the following criteria:

    • Be taken within the last three months and printed on high quality photo paper
    • Be taken against an all white background free of shadows
    • Be 51 mm by 51 mm in size
    • 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 glasses nor headwear except for religious purposes
    • Your photo should not be affixed to your application and it may not display evidence of adhesive or staples

  4. Business Cover Letter

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

  5. Visa Application Form

    You must provide one completed visa application form. The application form must:

    • Include answers for all fields. If something does not apply, enter "N/A"
    • Display your full name as it appears in your passport
    • Be signed

  6. Letter of Invitation

    You must obtain a letter of invitation. The organization you will be visiting is responsible for obtaining the invitation. A copy is acceptable. This letter must:

    • Be written on company letterhead
    • Include the full local address and phone number of the organization or person to be visited
    • Request the same validity of visa as in the Business Introduction Letter.
    • Specify the number of entries you are requesting for your visa

  7. VisaCentral Order Form

    You must provide one completed VisaCentral Order Form. The form must:

    • Include a valid email address and payment information
    • Include your signature in blue or black ink

  8. Traveller Registration (Highly Recommended)

    Feel safer and travel with peace of mind by using our Traveller Registration Service. Registration notifies the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development where and when you will be travelling, enabling the Government of Canada to reach you in case of an emergency abroad or inform you of an emergency at home. To enroll in this optional service complete the registration form in this kit and send it to us with the rest of your documents.