As of my last knowledge update in September 2023, the process for applying for a visa to Ethiopia from the United Kingdom may have changed, so it's important to verify the most up-to-date information on the official website of the Embassy of Ethiopia in the United Kingdom or the Ethiopian Immigration and Nationality Affairs main website. Here are the general steps that were typically followed for a tourist visa application:
Determine the Visa Type: Determine the type of visa you need. Ethiopia offers various types of visas, including tourist visas, business visas, and transit visas. Choose the one that suits your purpose of travel.
Check Visa Requirements: Visit the official website of the Ethiopian Embassy in the UK to check the specific requirements for the type of visa you are applying for. Requirements may include a visa application form, passport-sized photos, a valid passport with at least six months validity, proof of travel itinerary, proof of sufficient funds, and a letter of invitation (if applicable).
Complete the Visa Application Form: Download and complete the visa application form provided on the embassy's website. Fill it out accurately and truthfully.
Gather Supporting Documents: Collect all the required documents, which may include:
Passport with at least six months validity.
Recent passport-sized photos.
Visa application form.
Proof of sufficient funds to cover your stay in Ethiopia.
Travel itinerary, including flight reservations.
Letter of invitation (if applicable).
Proof of accommodation (hotel reservations).
Visa fee payment receipt.
Submit Your Application: Submit your visa application along with all the required documents to the Ethiopian Embassy in the United Kingdom. You may need to schedule an appointment or use a visa application service, depending on the embassy's procedures.
Pay the Visa Fee: Pay the visa application fee as required by the embassy. The fee may vary depending on the type of visa and the duration of your stay.
Wait for Processing: Visa processing times can vary, so it's essential to apply well in advance of your planned travel date.
Collect Your Visa: Once your visa is approved, you will be notified about the collection process. You may need to return to the embassy to collect your visa, or it may be sent to you by mail.
Check Visa Validity: Carefully check the visa's validity, including the entry and exit dates, to ensure it matches your travel plans.
Travel to Ethiopia: With your visa in hand, you can now travel to Ethiopia as planned. Make sure to carry all the required documents with you during your trip.
Please note that visa requirements and procedures can change, so it's crucial to verify the most up-to-date information on the official websites or by contacting the Ethiopian Embassy in the United Kingdom before you start the application process. Additionally, consider applying for your visa well in advance of your intended travel date to allow for any processing delays.
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