Ethiopia eVisa Requirements for German Citizens

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German travelers can visit Ethiopia with an online visa. The Ethiopian government introduced the Ethiopian eVisa in 2017. It simplifies the application process for international visitors to obtain a valid travel permit to visit their country. Germans are amongst the top 10 visitors in Ethiopia enjoying the benefits this online visa offers.

Main Features the Ethiopian eVisa offers to German Visitors

The Main Department of Immigration and Nationality Affairs publishes the visa policy for Ethiopia, where the main features of the eVisa are detailed. German travelers can use the eVisa to enter Ethiopia for tourism and relaxation. They can choose between 2 different options depending on their desired length of stay:

  • Ethiopia eVisa for 30 days – Germans can stay for up to a month in Ethiopia and have 30 days to use for their entry and carries a government service fee of $52
  • Ethiopia eVisa for 90 days – Tourists from Germany can stay in Ethiopia for 3 months and have 90 days to use to enter the country and is available for a government service fee of $72

Both eVisas grant Germans a single entry into the country. If they wish to visit a neighboring country in the middle of their holiday, they must first have a second eVisa granted before being allowed to re-enter.

German nationals considering a long term relocation in Ethiopia or need to stay longer than 3 months in Ethiopia for their travels must note the eVisa does not cover these purposes.

We recommend they organize an appointment with the Ethiopian embassy in Berlin or the German consulate in Frankfurt to enquire about alternative visas more suited to their travel needs.

Requirements for Germans to Request the Ethiopian eVisa

Travelers from Germany are advised to read through the travel requirements for German citizens before applying. The most basic conditions to apply for the online visa for Ethiopia include the following:

  • Have a German passport valid for a minimum of 180 days on their arrival date in Ethiopia
  • Save a copy of the biographical page of their passport
  • Upload a passport-style photo
  • Share a frequently used email address
  • Use a bank card to pay the eVisa fee

German travelers may also consider renewing their passport before applying for the Ethiopia eVisa if their passport falls short of the required 6-month validity. They must also ensure they upload readable digital copies of their passport’s biographical page and a recently taken id photo.

Applicants form Germany are recommended to register their eVisa petition with an email address they use frequently. All the communications regarding their application plus all its issuance will be carried out by email only.

The payment of the eVisa is carried out through a secure online system. Most internationally recognized credit and debit cards are compatible and German petitioners must simply check their bank card has been previously activated for online payments.

How to Apply for the Ethiopian eVisa from Germany

German travelers who meet the eVisa requirements can begin applying for the Ethiopian eVisa by completing an online application form. German travelers will be asked to share the following:

  • Personal information
  • Passport details
  • Arrival date
  • Desired length of stay (30 or 90 days)

Petitioners from Germany should ensure only accurate details are entered on the application form. The details should also match the information shown on their passport. Mistakes are a common reason why some applications can be denied.

German parents planning to travel to Ethiopia with their children for a family vacation will need to submit a separate Ethiopia eVisa application for each child. They can fill in their dependents’ petitions using the same email address and bank card without any issues.

To complete the eVisa process, German citizens proceed to pay the processing fee. We recommend they confirm their bank card is activated for international transactions and with sufficient funds to cover the fee.

Travelers from Germany  with dual citizenship must remember to apply for the Ethiopia eVisa with the same passport they will travel with. The Ethiopian eVisa is electronically connected to the passport used during the application process and cannot be shared with a second travel document.

Evaluation times for the Ethiopian eVisa for German petitioners

German citizens will receive a confirmation email of their request once they submit their application. Their petition is then evaluated, and within 72 hours, they will receive a resolution.

If they have completed the form correctly and they meet the requirements, they will receive their eVisa attached as a PDF in a confirmation email. Upon receiving it, we recommend printing out a copy for safekeeping and keep it next to their travel documents.

Traveling to Ethiopia from Germany with the eVisa

German travelers must note they can only use the eVisa to enter Ethiopia at Bole International Airport in Addis Ababa, the country’s capital.

Visitors from Germany traveling on the Ethiopian eVisa can prolong their holiday in the country by an additional 30 days by requesting an extension at the Head Office of the Main Immigration and Nationality Affairs. They will have to provide the reference number to their current electronic visa.

Application Steps

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Complete online application
STEP 2
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STEP 3
Receive approved Visa
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