Visa on Arrival

As of early December 2014, a visa on arrival at Bole International Airport costs US$50 (or the pound or euro equivalent). This US$50 visa is valid for 30 days, which was the maximum period that the immigration authorities would stamp in your passport when I passed through Bole in early November 2014.

We have heard that a three-month visa now costs US$70 but it is not clear whether this type of visa is once again available upon arrival (as it was until at least as recently as July 2014, when I had one stamped in my passport at Bole) or must be bought in advance. If anybody passing through Bole feels like checking this out, please let me know and I’ll post it here.

Note also that the fee for an annually renewable resident’s  ID card has also risen from from ETB 400 to ETB 1500

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2 thoughts on “Visa on Arrival

  1. chriscartelli says:

    Thanks for the info. I came through Bole December 12th and they only were offering the 30-day $50 tourist visa on arrival. Has anyone heard of the possibility of getting a longer visa post-Dec. 2014? It seems they’ve completely eliminated the 90-day visa but I’ll be visiting immigration next week to renew mine and find out.

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