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: and please select for Conference Visa – CV

In order to support their visa application, participants will need to submit:

  • Official invitation letter to attend Pan-African Conference on Children and Armed Conflict;
  • 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

Important note:

  • 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 – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • 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.


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