Visa Information

International Participants should check with the nearest Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia Embassy or Consulate whether a visa is necessary for entry into Ethiopia and how to apply. Port of entry visas can also be delivered on arrival. If you need a visa to enter the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, you will need an invitation letter.

This letter will be issued by the Local Organizing Committee if, during the registration process, you indicate the need for an invitation letter and provide the following information, together with a copy of the passport information page: 

  • Full Name (as in passport): 
  • Date of birth:
  • Passport Number:
  • Passport issue date:
  • Passport expiry date:
  • Gender
  • Nationality:
  • Country issuing passport:
  • Residence place (city and country)
  • Which institution will cover your travel expenses or personally?

If you require an invitation letter for visa purposes, make sure you register to the conference before  29th of December, 2019.

After this deadline, the Local Organizing Committee cannot guarantee that a letter will be issued in time for you to obtain your visa on time. Early Bird Registration is March 25th-June 25th, 2019

Late Registration is due to end by January, 20th 2020. 

Students & accompanying persons are accepted upon completion of registration payment accordingly.

The registration fees include a welcome pack, programme brochure, lunches, coffee breaks, a Gala Diner, and Visit to the Exhibition stands 

Additionally, for Visa Invitation letters Issues, Please make sure you have made all the necessary conference registration confirmation before an Official Visa Invitation Letter would be issued to you on request. For registered delegations/ participants and High Level Delegations, please feel free to email us for accommodation arrangement or visa assistance purposes including pick-up and departures at the airport during arrival and departure at or

All necessary arrangements have been made for the issue of visas to all the delegates and participants registered to participate at the First International High Level Conference & Exhibition to be held at the United Nations Conference Center, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on the 25-26 February, 2020. Upon registration, we would issue you and your delegations the Official Visa Invitation Letter to enable you obtain your visa to enter Ethiopia.

Visa can also be granted on arrival at Addis Ababa Bole International Airport for visitors with an invitation letter attending meetings, seminars, or workshops organized by the African Union participants of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa conferences and meetings. Visitors to Ethiopia must obtain a visa from one of the Ethiopian diplomatic missions unless they come from one of the visa exempt countries or countries whose citizens are eligible to apply for an electronic visa or visa on arrival.