It is anticipated that most participants will require a visa to enter Ethiopia. Visas can be obtained online through the Government of Ethiopia’s e-Visa platform:
https://www.evisa.gov.et/#/home and please select for Conference Visa – CV
In order to support their visa application, participants will need to submit:
- Official invitation letter to attend 8th International Policy Conference;
- Formal application letter written by ACPF to the Main Department for Immigration and Nationality Affairs of Ethiopia.
- A scanned copy of the biographical page of their passport;
- A scanned copy of passport picture;
- Proof of the ACPF’s registration license with the authorities
- Your passport must be valid for at least 6 months from the date you intend to enter Ethiopia.
- e-Visa application fees are not refundable
- The validity of Ethiopian e-Visa starts from the date you intend to enter Ethiopia not from date of issue.
- Nationals of African States who can’t make e-Visa payment online can apply online and make the payment on arrival at Addis Ababa Bole International Airport in cash.
- In order to obtain the official invitation letter, formal application letter and ACPF’s registration license, ACPF requests that participants send a copy of the biographical page of their passport as a matter of priority to Eskedar Beyene – email@example.com
- The Ethiopian immigration authorities have indicated that the processing of e-Visa applications takes 3-5 days. However, they have also advised that participants should proceed with their e-Visa applications as soon as they receive the official invitation letter from ACPF.
- Participants are also strongly encouraged to check whether transit visas may be needed for their chose itinerary.
Mr Andrew Allieu
Chief Technical Adviser, Social Protection Project, ILO
Andrew Allieu is a Social Protection and Labour Migration Expert at the ILO Regional Office for Africa. He is Project Manager/Chief Technical Advisor for the ILO/EU/ICMPD project: “Extending social protection access and portability of benefits to migrant workers and their families in Africa’’ – the social protection component of the Joint Labour Migration Programme for Africa. Previously, he was Implementation Officer for the ILO QUATRAIN Africa (Social Protection Quantitative Training for Africa) and part of the teaching team at the ILO/University of Mauritius M.Sc. Social Protection Financing Programme.