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Immigration and Citizenship Service (ICS) in Ethiopia

The former name of Ethiopia, Immigration, Nationality and Vital Events Agency was changed to Immigration and Citizenship Service (ICS). So, INVEA is replaced by ICS. Is there any new update with its name? 

Immigration and Citizenship Service

Main duties and activities of ICS of Ethiopia is issuing visas (Business and tourist) and residence ID. It also processes registration of the company and liaison officers. Visa applicants can also check the status of their visa. So, visa applicants and others can check the status of their application online from Immigration and Citizenship Service (ICS) website.

Immigration and Citizenship Service

Many international travelers and diaspora communities have questions about e-visa of Ethiopia. Immigration and Citizenship Service of Ethiopia answers many related questions with e-visa application and its status. 

 Immigration and Citizenship Service e-visa in Ethiopia

Travelers can apply for e-visa online to the Ethiopian Embassy nearby, or can obtain on arrival visa from Addis Ababa Bole International airport if eligible.  Passengers should apply earlier than three working days since e-visa of Ethiopia may take a minimum of three days to process at a normal situation. Nevertheless, online application for e-visa of Ethiopia saves more time than requesting e-visa on arrival from Ethiopia airport. As well, the online application has not any complex paperwork and requires a visit to the nearby Ethiopia Embassy or consulates. Moreover, you will receive e-visa before the trip via your email address. It is also possible to check the status of e-visa of Ethiopia from The immigration officer will notify the reason for rejecting your e-visa to enter Ethiopia. However, e-visa of Ethiopia is not essential for transit flights.

Immigration and Citizenship Service e-visa

If you have any questions related with visa, residence and registration, contact ICS via email address of Call to office +251 (11) 1262635. But if you want to visit the Ethiopia office of ICS, it is located at Arat Kilo behind the Tourist Hotel.

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