How do I renew my visitor visa in Ethiopia?

Foreign nationals can extend their visas by visiting the Immigration, Nationality and Vital Events Agency in Addis Ababa (Arada sub-city, Arat Kilo). Depending on the type of visa you use, you can remain in Ethiopia for either 30 days or 90 days. After this time, you are required to leave the country. Overstaying a visa's validity period has repercussions, and foreign people who do so in Ethiopia face fines and other legal repercussions.

Because an Ethiopia eVisa is a single entry, thus you have to obtain a new visa if you wish to return to Ethiopia. You can apply for a new Tourist eVisa online on the Ethiopia Immigration Service website. Once the eVisa is issued, you will receive an email authorizing you to travel to Ethiopia. You should bring at least two printouts of your Ethiopia eVisa along with your valid passport during your journey to Ethiopia to get your visa stamped. Upon arrival at Addis Ababa Bole International Airport (ADD), the Immigration Officer will ask you to show these documents before letting you enter the border. If you have dual nationalities, you should bring the same passport used during the application process. The Immigration Officer has an authority to deny your entry if there is a mismatch between your passport and Ethiopian eVisa.

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