Ethiopia visa requirements for Bhutanese citizens
For Bhutanese, the Ethiopian online visa application process is simple and quick. Since June 1, 2018, the Ethiopia e-Visa has been required for many countries.
Only Kenyans and Djiboutians can enter Ethiopia without a visa for up to a year and three months, respectively. As a result, Bhutanese citizens traveling to Ethiopia must have a valid visa.
Bhutanese citizens are eligible for an Ethiopia online visa. Travelers are strongly advised to apply for an Ethiopia e-Visa ahead of time in order to be authorized for entry and avoid issues upon arrival.
1. What types of Ethiopian e-Visa for Bhutanese citizens?
Ethiopia Tourist e-Visas are commonly issued in two varieties:
- A single entry with a stay of 30 days
- A single entry with a stay of 90 days
Citizens utilizing an e-Visa should be aware that they can only enter Ethiopia through Addis Ababa Bole International Airport. Travelers who obtain an online visa are not permitted to enter Ethiopia through any other ports.
Please keep in mind that the 30-day and 90-day e-Visas are only good for one entry. This implies that visitors must apply for a new visa if they wish to return to Ethiopia.
Staying in the country after the visa validity has ended may result in fines and legal ramifications.
Check Ethiopia visa requirements for Bhutanese citizens
For Ethiopian tourist e-Visa applications for Bhutanese citizens, the following papers are required.
- A passport must be valid for at least 6 months after the date of entry to Ethiopia.
- A passport photograph was taken recently.
Applicants should ensure that the information they provide is accurate and complete before submitting the application since any inaccuracies in the information can cause a delay in receiving the visa. It is also recommended to avoid complications at the Ethiopian Immigration office when you arrive.
The information required is:
- Personal information:
The birth date
- Passport details:
The number on a passport
Travelers with multiple passports must fill out only one application form and submit the same passport upon arrival in Ethiopia. The information on the passport and the information on the e-Visa application should not be contradictory.
Passengers arriving at Addis Ababa Bole International Airport from Bhutan must show these documents:
- Printout of an Ethiopian e-Visa
- A photocopy of their passport
- The passport has at least one blank page for stamping by the immigration officer.
2. Step by step to apply for an Ethiopian e-Visa from Bhutan
Obtaining an Ethiopian visa is easy and secure through the Ethiopian e-Visa application for Bhutanese nationals. The application form can be filled out as described above after travelers have reviewed the information and obtained the required documentation.
If all of the information supplied is correct, the applicant will get the issued visa by email within a maximum of 72 hours after submitting the application.
Visas are valid from the intended arrival into Ethiopia that is specified in the visa application, not the date of issuing.
How long does it take to get an Ethiopian visa for Bhutanese citizens?
An Ethiopian e-Visa application for Bhutanese citizens is an easy and quick process that takes one to three working days from the date the application is submitted. Visa applications are generally processed within this time frame. However, delays are possible, thus travelers are advised to apply three full days before departure. Make sure to check all Ethiopian visa requirements before submitting the online application to prevent delays.
The online application requires applicants to provide personal information and answer questions relating to visa (number of visa, type of visa, and processing time). If this information and documents are available ahead of time, the process can be completed quickly.
Ethiopia e-Visa fee for Bhutanese citizens and payment method
To complete your application for an Ethiopian e-Visa for Bhutanese nationals, you must pay two Ethiopian e-Visa costs: the government charge and the Ethiopia service fee, using an online payment (Visa, American Express, MasterCard, and PayPal) or wire transfer (to the Bank of Cyprus).
To keep your benefits abroad, you can also purchase Ethiopia travel insurance for a small fee.
Because Bhutan is non-eligibility for Ethiopia's exemption list, the government fee is mandatory. Regarding the service fee, there are three options at Ethiopia Immigration Services, depending on the processing time you need:
- Normal: If you choose this standardized service, you will receive your e-Visa result within 03 business days.
- Urgent: You will receive your e-Visa result within 02 working days if you choose this option.
- Super Urgent: If you use this service, you will receive your e-Visa result within 1 working day.
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