To enter Ethiopia, all travelers must get a visa. The e-Visa is a sort of electronic travel authorization that allows visitors to enter a country for a predetermined period of time.
The Ethiopia Government has launched an e-visa system to expedite the visa application process for citizens of all eligible countries since 2017. From now on, Syrian citizens can apply for an Ethiopian e-Visa.
This article provides all of the information and requirements for Syrian people seeking an Ethiopian visa.
1. Types of Ethiopian e-Visa for Syrian citizens
With electronic visas, there is no need to physically visit the Ethiopian consulate or embassy in Syria to apply for a visa.
Syrians can obtain an Ethiopian tourist visa quickly and easily using the automated system. An Ethiopia e-Visa can be easily applied for and obtained using a smartphone, tablet, or computer.
There are two types of Ethiopian e-Visas accessible to Syrian nationals.
- Tourist Visa - Single Entry for 30 days
Tourist Visa - Single Entry for 90 days
Syrian nationals on a single-entry visa can only enter Ethiopia once, regardless of how long they stay. Prior to travel, multiple entry visas must be approved by the Ethiopian Embassy in Syria.
This type of e visa is granted for tourism-related purposes only. Syrian citizens who want to stay longer than 90 days or visit Ethiopia for purposes other than tourism must apply for a regular visa at the Embassy or Consulate.
An Ethiopian e visa is valid for either 30 days or 90 days from the arrival date provided on the application form.
2. Ethiopia visa requirements for Syrian citizens
The following are the Ethiopian e-Visa requirements for Syrian citizens:
- A passport must be valid for at least 06 months after the date of entry into the country, with a minimum of 01 blank page for the stamp by the Immigration Officer.
- A recent color digital passport photo.
- A current email address
- Visa fees can be paid using a credit card or a debit card.
3. Apply for an Ethiopia e-Visa from Syria
In the Ethiopian visa application for Syrian nationals, you must answer questions about your personal information, passport information, and travel objectives that remove the possibility of public hazards to Ethiopia. It only takes a few minutes to complete and is simple to grasp.
The following information is required:
- Personal information such as full name, address, date of birth, gender, and nationality.
- Passport information such as the passport number
- The arrival/departure date
It is critical to double-check all of the details on the Ethiopia e-Visa registration form, as any mistakes or mistakes might result in the delay or denial of your online travel visa to Ethiopia.
Once receiving your e-visa email address, you should download and take a printout of your e-Visa to submit at border control when you arrive.
Syrian candidates with dual passports must visit Ethiopia using the same passport used to fill out the online visa application form.
Ethiopia e-Visa processing time from Syria
After you have submitted all of the required paperwork and information, Ethiopian officials will assess your application, documents, and fee payment. The normal approval time is within 01 to 03 business days. You can check the status of your Ethiopia visa application online.
It is preferable to apply at least 03 days before your trip to allow for processing and/or any changes. The Ethiopia e-Visa processing time may take longer at times owing to application difficulties or errors.
When applying for an Ethiopian eVisa from Syria, all notices regarding your Ethiopia visa application form are given via email.
*Please keep in mind that e-Visa application cost are non-refundable if the visa is denied or not used!
4. Ethiopia e-Visa fee for Syrian citizens
Ethiopian e-Visa cost can be divided into two types: mandatory government fees and variable service fees. Citizens of Syria are subject to the government fee because there is no exemption for them.
There are three kinds of e-Visas that can be selected according to your needs. As a result, we'd like to provide you with the following options:
- Normal: You will receive your e-Visa within 03 working days if you choose this common service.
- Urgent: You will receive your e-Visa within 02 working days with this service.
- Super Urgent: Your e-Visa to Ethiopia will be ready within 24 hours.
The options for payment include electronic transactions and wire transfers (the Bank of Cyprus transactions). You can also pay by credit card, debit card, American Express card, or PayPal.
You should also acquire Travel Insurance Ethiopia, that will protect you against a range of dangers while traveling outside of your native country, including the Covid pandemic.
Last Update: 12/2022
From December 2022, Syria passport holders are not eligible for Ethiopia e-visa and they can apply for a visa at the Ethiopia Embassy.
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