EMBASSY OF THE  

FEDERAL DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF ETHIOPIA

DOHA-QATAR

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 General Information for Visa Service

  1. Type of visas

    • Visas issued by the mission is for Qatar nationals

    • Foreign nationals who are permanent residents in Qatar

    • Foreign nationals from Internationally recognized tourist generating countries (refer List of internationally recognized tourist generating countries)

  1.  Tourist visa

    • Single entry tourist visa valid from one to three months as requested,

    • Multiple entry tourist visa is valid for three months &

    • Multiple entry tourist visas valid for six months only for naturalized Ethiopians

    • Multiple entry tourist visa valid for twenty four months only for Americans

 2. Business visa

Business visa is issued for those traveling for the following  

  • For government business,

  • For researches and other studies,

  • For workshops, seminars and other similar activities

  • For diplomatic mission, international, regional, and sub-regional organizational activities

  • For employees of different airliners

  • For investment

  3. Diplomatic and service visa

  • Diplomatic or service visa is issued for holders of  diplomatic or service passport/ Laissez-passer up on presentation of note verbal from the appropriate authority

  • Single entry visa or multiple entry visa valid for three months are issued

  1. Visa service

 

  • Exempted from visa requirement

  • Foreigners with a valid permanent resident permit in Ethiopia

  • Kenyans

  • Djiboutian

  • Representatives, Officials and experts holding diplomatic or service passport of Member States or Laissez-passer of the OAU and traveling to Ethiopia to attend OAU meetings, seminars and workshops and other official functions

  one month single Entry  Visa = 152 QR

  Three month single Entry visa = 228 QR 

  3 Month Multiple Entry visa  = 266 QR

  • General Requirements and info for visa

    • Fully completed and signed application form

    • Original passport valid at list for six months and at list with one blank page

    • 2 passport size photo (refer type of photos)

    • Service fee by cash (refer Service fees)

    • Fees for adults and minors are the same

    • For business visas letter from your company or inviting company in Ethiopia stating the purpose and duration of travel

    • For traveling document holders letter from an employer or school stating your status in the company or school

    • For diplomatic and service passport note verbal from the appropriate authority

    • Visa fees are for services to issue the visa and are not refundable after the visa is processed or issued

    • Visas are valid from the date of issue up to the date of expiry on the visa, not from the date of arrival in Ethiopia.

    • Visa holders may stay in the country only up to the date of expiration on the visa

    • If visa expires before entering the country, you may request another visa by fulfilling the requirements all over again, including the fee

    • It is the applicant’s responsibility to check that all the details on the visa are correct and to seek any corrections that may be required. The Embassy will not accept any responsibility for inconvenience or financial loss caused by inadvertent inaccuracies in the visa 

  • More requirements for journalists/ professional photographers A letter from the employer with the following details should be sent to the Embassy​

    • The name of the company the Journalist/photographer is working for

    • The name, passport number and nationality of the Journalist/photographer

    • The purpose and type of the planned program

    • Duration of the trip

    • Exact locations to be visited for the planned program

    • Name and Telephone number of the contact person or organization in Ethiopia if any

    • A list and serial number of the equipment taken for the program

    • Flight details

    • The applicant has to obtain a press permit from the Office for Government Communication Affairs, Department of Foreign Media Permit by fulfilling the following requirements

    • Original passport

    • Two passport size (3*4 cm) photograph

    • All the requirements listed in the previous paragraph 

    • The applicant or his representative has to obtain a customs exemption letter from Office for Government Communication Affairs for the equipment/instruments to be used in the program , which should be re-exported on departure

    • If customs exemption letter is not obtained before arrival in the country, the equipments should be left at customs until the permit is obtained

    •  Additional requirements for film shooting

    • A letter from the company with the following details should be sent to the Embassy to get the visa

  • Additional requirements for film shooting

    • A letter from the company with the following details should be sent to the Embassy to get the visa

    • The name of the company shooting the film

    • The name, passport number, address and nationality of the film crew

    • The purpose and title of the film

    • Duration of the shooting

    • Exact location of the shooting

    • Total production cost of the film and the portion that will be used in Ethiopia

    • A copy of the film script along with synopsis for feature films or synopsis for documentary films

    • A list and serial number of the equipment taken for shooting

    • Flight details

    • Name and Telephone number of the contact person or organization in Ethiopia if any

    • The applicant has to obtain a shooting permit from the Office for Government Communication Affairs, Department of foreign media permit by fulfilling the following requirements

    • Original passport

    • Permit fee based on production cost (Birr 1000. for the first Birr100,000.00 and 2% on the balance).

    • Two passport size (3*4 cm) photograph

    • All the requirements listed in the previous paragraph 

    • The application has to be submitted at list 10 days before the planed shooting day

    • The applicant or his representative has to obtain a customs exemption letter from Office for Government Communication Affairs for the equipment/instruments to be used in the shooting , which should be re-exported on departure

    • If customs exemption letter is not obtained before arrival in the country, the equipment should be left at customs until the permit is obtained.

    • Where the applicant wishes to use an aircraft for shooting a film, he should obtain a flight permit from the Ethiopian civil Aviation Authority

  • Additional requirements for Eritrean and naturalized Eritrean

    • Please contact the embassy to get the appropriate application form

    • The visa processes may take from 2 to 15 working days

    • Foreigners who are originally from Eritrea cannot get visa on arrival at the airport ,although they are from tourist generating countries

    • Flight details should be submitted once the visa is approved

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