Visa Requirements for Canada Passport Holders – Ethiopia (Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia)

It is necessary for a Canadian passport holder to have an Ethiopian visa in order to be allowed to travel to Ethiopia. The Consulate of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia in Toronto issues visas for people who wish to go to Ethiopia. They can issue visas for tourist, business, transit or diplomatic purposes. The visas can be valid from either 1 month, 3 months or 6 months, depending on the type and duration of the visa applied for. Canadians who are planning on getting an Ethiopian must have a passport that is valid for at least six months. They can also get a visa at the Bole International Airport in Addis Ababa upon arrival in Ethiopia, but there have been complaints that visa processing can take time, which is why it is highly advised that a traveler obtain a visa from the Ethiopian Consulate in Toronto before travelling to Ethiopia.

Visa application requirements

  1. Canadian passport (original and valid for at least six months)
  2. Completed visa application form
  3. UK passport valid for at least six months (original and photocopy)
  4. Colored passport-sized photograph
  5. Certificate of immunization for yellow fever
  6. Parent’s letter or statement of permission to travel (for applicants under the age of 18)
  7. For business visa: proof of travel addressed to the Embassy (from sponsoring company or organization
  8. For diplomatic or service visa: note verbal or travel documents from the international organization concerned
  9. Paid visa application fees:
    • Tourist visa:
      • Single Entry (valid for 1 month)        CAD$29.00
      • Multiple Entry (valid for 3 months)           CAD$44.00
      • Multiple Entry (valid for 6 months)           CAD$58.00
    • Business visa:
      • Single Entry (valid for 1 month)       CAD$29.00
      • Multiple Entry (valid for 3 months)           CAD$44.00
      • Multiple Entry (valid for 6 months)           CAD$73.00
    • Transit visa:
      • Single entry (valid for 1 month)       CAD$29.00
      • Double entry (valid for 3 months)            CAD$44.00
    • Diplomatic/Service visa:
      • Single/multiple entry (valid for 3 months)     free

Important notes

  • Applications and requirements can be submitted personally at:

    The Consulate of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia
    #5080-3080 Yonge Street.
    Toronto, Ontario
    M4N 3N1
    Telephone: (416) 482-6637
    Fax: (416) 486-9175
    Website: /

  • Applications can be submitted Monday to Friday, from 9:00AM to 4:30PM. The consulate is closed during Canadian and Ethiopian holidays.
  • Visa applications can also be submitted by registered mail. A prepaid self-addressed stamped envelope must be included with the application.
  • Applications submitted in person are usually processed the day after submission. For applications sent by mail, it takes an additional business day to process. Both must come with complete requirements.
  • Visa application fees can be paid by Certified Check or Money Order. Payments should be made payable to the Consulate General of Ethiopia.
  • Ethiopian visas are valid from the date of issue and not from the date of arrival in Ethiopia

Overstaying or individuals with expired visas can be arrested and be asked to pay certain penalties and in some cases may be put in jail.

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