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Immigration Requirements

In addition to a passport with at least six months validity, ALL conference delegates travelling to Ethiopia require visas with the exception of holders of diplomatic service, African Union, United Nations and African Development Bank passports, and Kenyan and Djiboutian citizens.

For delegates who are citizens of countries that require visas, kindly see below the relevant visa application process:

  1. Delegates who are citizens of countries that require a visa application in advance and have Ethiopian diplomatic missions, embassies or consulate in their countries, should follow the process below:
  • Submit your registration form and receive confirmation of registration
  • Email scanned copy of your passport bio data page. If you reside in a different country than your passport, please ensure to send scanned copy of your work/residency permit as well to visa@aotc2017.org
  • The Secretariat will seek visa pre-approval from immigration authorities in Ethiopia on your behalf
  • Upon approval, delegate will receive a confirmation email from the Secretariat as well as an invitation letter for visa purposes
  • Delegate should take visa letter and all other visa requirements to the Ethiopian embassy in their country of residence to make an in-person application
  • We STRONGLY advise delegates to consult the Ethiopian embassy in their countries of residence for any additional specific requirements to secure a visa
  • Deadline to request visa application immigration approval: 12:00 pm on1st of August 2017

All documents and queries should be sent to: visa@aotc2017.org

The above process can take 10 working days, so please submit all documents no later than 1st of August 2017.

  1. Delegates who are citizens of countries that require a visa application in advance and have NO Ethiopian diplomatic missions, embassies or consulate in their countries, should follow the process below:
  • Submit your registration form and receive confirmation of registration
  • Email scanned copy of your passport bio data page. If you reside in a different country than your passport, please ensure to send scanned copy of your work/residency permit as well to visa@aotc2017.org
  • The Secretariat will seek visa-on-arrival approval from immigration authorities in Ethiopia on delegates behalf
  • Upon approval, delegate will receive the immigration approval slip via email as well as an invitation letter for visa purposes
  • Delegate should take immigration approval slip and visa letter to board flight and apply on arrival at Bole International Airport
  • Deadline to request visa-on-arrival support is: 12:00 pm on10th  of August 2017

All documents and queries should be sent to: visa@aotc2017.org

Temporary import of laptops and other conference equipment

To comply with the import customs regulations of the Government of Ethiopia conference participants should declare laptops and conference equipment they may carry with them when entering the country.

In order for the Conference Coordination Office to assist with the temporary import of the above items, conference participants should give detailed specification of the items they plan to bring as well as details of their arrival and departure no later than August 01, 2017. The items will be registered for temporary import by the customs office and they should be taken out of the country after the conference.

Health requirements

Visitors to Ethiopia should be in possession of a valid health certificate for yellow fever. Vaccination against cholera is also required for any person who has visited or transited a cholera infected area within six days prior to arrival in the country.