Last Updated on December 3, 2020
Yes, all foreigners need a visa to enter India.
Ethiopian citizens need a visa before taking a flight to India.
Applications have to be made online at the link: www.indianvisaonline.gov.in
Thereafter, the duly filled application forms have to be printed out and submitted to Embassy at the following address. 224, Kebele 13/14, Woreda 07, Arada Sub-City, Near Bel Air Hotel, Aware
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
No, all applicants must submit their applications to the Embassy in person. However, those applying for Medical visa should ensure that the medical attendant is submitting the application on his/her behalf. Other visa applicants, if not physically present, should invariably send a letter of authorization with his/her representative submitting the application.
If all the documents are in order, the normal processing time is 1-2 working days for Ethiopian Passport and additional 3 working days for foreigners who are not resident in Ethiopia
You may apply for a tourist visa. Details can be viewed under Tourist Visa.
Yes. India offers various educational opportunities. You are welcome to get in touch with our education section. You would need a valid student visa for a recognized university/educational institution. Details may be seen under Student Visa.
Yes, with a valid employment visa.
You may apply for a business visa valid for multiple entries along with the requisite documents as detailed under Business Visa. A Business Visa does not permit you to work in India. In case you wish to work in India, you should apply for an Employment Visa.
You need to apply for a transit visa if you are going to change from an international terminal to a domestic terminal of any Indian airport or if you are going to stay in an airport hotel even for a few hours. You donâ€™t need a transit visa if you stay in the waiting area reserved for international transit passengers in an Indian airport. Note that you can stay for a maximum period of 72 hours in India on a transit visa. You should have a confirmed air ticket for the onward journey.
You should apply for a Conference Visa to enable you to participate in the Conference/Seminar/ Workshop along with invitation letter, details of the Conference etc. Clearance from the competent authority in India is required.
You must apply for an employment visa along with the requisite documents. Once your visa application is approved, your spouse and children may apply for dependent employment visas in case they are accompanying you on your stay in India.
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No refunds. Fees once received would not be refunded, even if the application is withdrawn or service denied due to any particular reason.
Emergency Visa is granted ONLY for genuine medical and humanitarian emergencies which are subject to verification and at the discretion of the Embassy
No. Post-dated visas are not issued. The validity of the visa begins from the date of issue.
It is always better to confirm travel bookings only after obtaining visa.
The validity of the visa begins from the date of issue. This cannot be postponed to a later date.
Yes. If you are outside Ethiopia you are advised to approach the nearest Indian Embassy/Consulate in the country of your residence.
Either of the parents can sign visa application form for a minor if the minor cannot sign.
Yes, it is necessary to come in person. However one can send her/his representative with an authorization letter along with the receipt for collection of the passport.
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