The validity of an Ethiopia e-Visa commences from the chosen arrival date specified during the application process. This arrival date is selected by the applicant and serves as the starting point for the e-visa's validity period. It's crucial to accurately choose this date as the e-visa remains valid for entry into Ethiopia within the window of time from the specified arrival date.
Usually, the validity period of an e-visa ranges from 30 to 90 days from the selected arrival date which allows travelers to stay in Ethiopia within 30 and 90 days respectively. During this period, travelers can enter Ethiopia freely with a single entry as long as it has not expired. However, it's essential to note that entering Ethiopia after the chosen arrival date, even if it falls within the visa's validity window, might result in the e-visa being considered expired or invalid for entry.
Ethiopia Immigration Services will help you obtain an Ethiopia e-visa within 03 business days by standardizing your identity documents and submitting them to the government. When you receive the e-visa result, please print it out to get stamped at the Ethiopia airport.
Note: Always ensure to double-check the validity dates mentioned on your approved e-visa document to avoid any complications during your travel to Ethiopia.