Visa Requirements for Philippine Passport Holders – Ethiopia

A Philippine passport holder must obtain a visa before travelling to Ethiopia so that they will be permitted to enter and stay in the country. There are visas for tourists, business travelers, transit purposes and diplomatic or service visas. These visas can be valid for 1 month, 3 months, 6 months or 1 year depending on the kind of visa and the length that was applied for.

There is no Ethiopian Embassy or Consulate in the Philippines. However, Philippine passport holders can apply for an Ethiopian visa at the Consular section of Embassy of the Federal Republic of Ethiopia in Tokyo, Japan. The Ethiopian Embassy in Tokyo also services the Philippines, as well as the Republic of Indonesia and the Republic of Korea. Philippine passport holders can send their applications to the Ethiopian Embassy in Tokyo by registered mail.

Visa application requirements

  • Completed visa application form
  • Philippine passport (with 6 months validity, original and photocopy)
  • 1 Passport-sized photograph (can be colored or black and white)
  • For business visa : recommendation letter from host company or organization
  • For diplomatic or service visa: official letter and travel documents or note verbal from international organization or government office
  • Visa application fees:
    • Tourist visa:
      • Single Entry (1 month)   US$20.00          JPY ¥2,420.00
      • Multiple Entry (3 months)           US$30.00          JPY ¥3,630.00
      • Multiple Entry (6 months)           US$40.00          JPY¥4,840.00
    • Business visa:
      • Single Entry (1 month)   US$20.00          JPY ¥2,420.00
      • Multiple Entry (3 months)           US$30.00          JPY ¥3,630.00
      • Multiple Entry (6 months)           US$50.00          JPY¥6,050.00
      • Multiple Entry (1 year)    US$100.00        JPY¥12,100.00
    • Transit visa:
      • Single transit                 US$20.00          JPY ¥2,420.00
      • Double transit               US$30.00          JPY ¥3,630.00

Important reminders

  • All documents sent to the Ethiopian Embassy in Tokyo must be original and should be accompanied by one set of photocopies.
  • Visas to Ethiopia have validity dates starting from the date of issue and not based on the date of arrival in Ethiopia by the traveler
  • Travelers must remember not to overstay or go to Ethiopia with expired visas. They can be arrested, required to pay penalties and may be jailed.
  • For applications sent by mail, the Embassy of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia will not be held responsible for any lost documents
  • Fees can be paid by bank transfer to the Ethiopian Embassy in Tokyo’s bank accounts. The applicant must send a copy of the bank receipt by fax to +81-3-5420-6866.

    Yen Account

    Bank: CITIBANK N.A. 2-2-1 Otemachi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
    Account Name: Ethiopian Embassy- Tokyo
    Account Number: 0103071
    Account Type: Checking
    Swift Code: CITIJPJT

    US$ Account

    Bank: CITIBANK N.A. 2-2-1 Otemachi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
    Account Name: Ethiopian Embassy- Tokyo
    Account Number: 92506900
    Account Type: MultiMoney

    Swift Code: CITIJPJT

  • For inquiries regarding travel requirements and updates, as well as submission of visa applications, the address and other contact information of the Ethiopian Embassy in Tokyo are:

    Embassy of the Federal Republic of Ethiopia in Tokyo, Japan

    3-4-1 Takanawa, Minato-ku
    Takanawa Kaisei Bldg. 2F
    Tokyo, Japan 108-0074
    Telephone: +81-3-5420-6860
    Fax: +81-3-5420-6866
    Email: info@ethiopia-emb.or.jp
    Website: http://www.ethiopia-emb.or.jp/e-front

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  • Jeselle

    We are travelling to Dubai by Ethiopian airlines and the connecting flight is in Abbas airport, we need to avail transit visa right? How long does it take to get transit visa? We have Philippine passport but live in Toronto Canada as a permanent residents.
    Please advise.

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  • Paul Nervin Dino Abdon

    Hi, the link to the form doesn’t work 🙁

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