Ethiopia Embassy in Kigali, Rwanda

The Ethiopia Embassy in Rwanda plays a crucial role and serves a variety of functions aimed at promoting diplomatic relations, facilitating consular services, fostering cultural exchange, and strengthening ties between Ethiopia and Rwanda.

Is there Ethiopia Embassy in Rwanda?

Yes, there is. The Ethiopian embassy in Kigali was established in April 2017.

  • Address: Kimironko Sector, Kibagabaga Cell, KG303 & 305, Plot No. 600, Gasabo District, Kigali, Rwanda
  • Telephone: (+250) 252 601 057 / (+250) 785 019 367 / or 786 402 147
  • Fax: (+250) 252 660 0740
  • Email: [email protected] / [email protected]
  • Website:
  • Office hours: Monday to Friday, By appointment
  • Closed: Saturday & Sunday

What does the Ethiopian Embassy in Rwanda serve?

Here are some common functions that an Ethiopia Embassy in Rwanda serves:

  • Diplomatic Relations: The primary function of the Ethiopian Embassy is to represent the interests of the Ethiopian government and Ethiopian citizens in Rwanda. This involves maintaining diplomatic relations, engaging in negotiations, and participating in dialogues on political, economic, and social matters. Ambassadors and diplomats at the embassy work to strengthen bilateral ties and advance Ethiopia's foreign policy objectives.
  • Consular Services: The embassy provides a range of consular services to Ethiopian citizens living in or traveling to Rwanda. These services include passport issuance, visa applications, authentication of documents, and assistance during emergencies, such as accidents, medical issues, or legal challenges.
  • Visa and Immigration Services: The Ethiopian embassy in Rwanda handles visa applications for individuals who wish to travel to Ethiopia. This involves the processing of visa applications, providing information about visa requirements, and issuing visas to eligible applicants. Additionally, the embassy may provide information about immigration policies and procedures.

How to apply for an Ethiopia visa for Rwandan citizens?

To apply for an Ethiopia visa to enter the country, the Ethiopian Embassy in Rwanda provides travelers with some types of visas that can be chosen to meet their travel needs:

  • Tourist Visa
  • Business Visa
  • Work Visa
  • Student Visa
  • Transit Visa
  • Diplomatic and Official Visas (These visas are issued to diplomats, government officials, and representatives of international organizations who are traveling to Ethiopia on official business)
  • Journalist/Media Visa
  • Family/Residence Visa
  • Investor Visa (These visas are designed to attract foreign direct investment and may require a certain minimum investment amount)

To apply for a paper visa, travelers need to prepare the documents required, and visit and arrange a meeting with the Ethiopian Embassy in Rwanda or any overseas Embassy.

Rwandan citizens can apply for another type of access permit document to enter Ethiopia freely for a short period of time. This type is called an electronic visa (e-Visa), which travelers can apply for without going anywhere. With some simple information required, travelers can complete the e-visa form in a few minutes.

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