Visa

Invitation/ Visa Letter

The invitation letter you have already received from ACPF will also serve as a letter for your visa application purpose.

Immigration Requirements

Visas are required for all participants traveling to Ethiopia, except for nationals of Djibouti and Kenya.  Participants from countries that have Ethiopian Diplomatic Missions are required by the Ethiopian immigration authorities to secure their visas from those missions before departure.  These include holders of diplomatic and service passports as well as United Nations Lasissez-Passer.

If your country does not have an Ethiopian Diplomatic Mission, ACPF will assist you in obtaining a visa upon arrival. Please send your complete passport details and flight information to Ms. Eskedar Beyene at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

You should request visa assistance from ACPF well in advance (deadline September 19, 2016); as it will take at least two week to process visa applications and obtain approval from The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Immigration Authorities.

Please note that an Ethiopian visa costs US$50 per person and payment must be made at the time of issue upon arrival at the airport. Holders of diplomatic and service passports as well as United Nations Laissez-Passer will receive visas gratis. Expenses incurred in connection with visa requirements are paid in US Dollars.  No other currency is accepted.  Bank receipts for money changed at the airport must be kept securely as they may be asked for upon departure.