Customer service: Monday-Thursday, 10:00am-12:00pm (noon)
Telephone service: Monday-Thursday, 09:00am - 10:00am (+251 (0) 11 470 4390)
Visa applications only by appointment. Handling time of visa applications is 15-30 calendar days.
Please note: The embassy does not answer to inquiries about remaining time of applications in process.
Please note: The embassy does not process applications sent via email or regular mail.
A visa is required for a stay of less than three months in Finland. For a longer stay, a residence or work permit should be applied.
Ethiopian citizens require a visa to enter the Schengen territory, i.e. Austria, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland.
It should be noted that European countries such as Ireland, Russia, Turkey and the United Kingdom are not parties to the agreement.
Before submitting the application, please check that you have answered ALL questions duly and completely and that you have all the requested supporting documents. Incomplete applications will NOT be processed.
The required additional documents depend on the applicant and on the purpose of travel. Consult one of the attachment chekc-lists below, according to your purpose of travel. NB! There are two pages in each list.
Business (including conference and official visits)
Applicants who are under 18 years old should provide the following additional documents:
In order to travel to the Schengen area, and applicant must have valid travel insurance. However, insurance should be purchased only AFTER a visa has been issued. The insurance must
NB! It is the applicant’s responsibility to make copies of all the requested supporting documents, which should be kept together with the ticket/passports in case of questions at departure/entry points. Both originals and copies have to be submitted to the embassy. Once submitted to the embassy, it will not return any supporting documents except passport to the applicant.
The application must be submitted personally and the applicant shall be interviewed. Additional interviews may be requested.
Applications sent thru mail will not be processed.
Handling time of visa applications varies between 14-30 calenadar days.
Handling FEE: depends on the type of visa. The handling fee shall be paid in to the Embassy account in Ethiopian birr according to the deposit slip provided by the Embassy. The fee is non-refundable. The fees are subject to change due to exchange rate fluctuations.
Spouses of EU citizens and their children under 21 do not pay the administrative fees for the processing of visas. Other groups exempted from the visa fee are the following: children under six years of age. Copies of spouse's EU passport, Full Marriage/FullBirth certificates etc. must be submitted with application as proof of relationship with EU spouse/parent.