Announcement: Student Visa

The U.S. Embassy is making limited visa appointments available in December for applicants applying for new F-1 student visas.  For more information about making a student visa appointment, please visit our appointments website:  https://ais.usvisa-info.com/en-et/niv. If you are renewing a student visa that is valid or expired within the last 12 months, we strongly encourage you to …

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Update on Situation in the Tigray Region

Military activity continues in the  Tigray Region and telephone and internet service in the Region remain cut.  We do not know if there will be additional UN-coordinated relocation efforts out of Tigray, though the U.S. Embassy continues to work with the UN to help citizens safely depart the region if conditions permit.  U.S. citizens who …

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Security Alert: Attacks on Airports in Bahir Dar and Gondar

The Government of Ethiopia has announced that the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) launched missile attacks on the airports of Bahir Dar and Gondar cities during the late evening of November 13.  These attacks indicates that TPLF forces have some intent and capacity to target areas outside of the Tigray Region. Please avoid any travel …

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Alert: Potential Relocation of American Citizens from Mekelle

Military activity continues in the ​Tigray Region and telephone and internet access in the Region remain cut.  U.S. citizens in Tigray should shelter in place.  The U.S. Embassy is working on potential relocation plans for U.S. citizens in Mekelle.  If you are a U.S. citizen in Tigray with satellite access or you have ​a U.S. citizen family ​member who you believe is in Mekelle, and you have not provided us your relative’s name and contact information before, please …

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Security Alert Wellega and Benishangul Gumuz

Security Alert – U. S. Embassy Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Location:  Border between Benishangul Gumuz and the regions of East and West Wallega in Oromia. Event:  The Embassy is aware of unrest around the border between the Benishangul-Gumuz region and the East and West Wallega zones of Oromia.  There are ongoing military operations in this area …

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Town Hall Meeting

Dear U.S. Citizens, Ambassador Michael Raynor invites you to a Town Hall at the U.S. Embassy on Saturday, October 27, 2018 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. All adult U.S. citizens living in Ethiopia are invited to attend. You will receive updates on U.S. initiatives in Ethiopia, as well as information on consular services for …

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Message for U.S Citizens: Voting in 2018 U.S. Elections

VOTING IN 2018 U.S. ELECTIONS Your Vote Counts!  Did you know that many U.S. elections for House and Senate seats have been decided by a margin smaller than the number of ballots cast by absentee voters?  All states are required to count every absentee ballot as long as it is valid and reaches local election …

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Message for U.S. Citizens: Town Hall Meeting

Dear U.S. Citizens, Please save the date and mark your calendars! Ambassador Michael Raynor invites you to a Town Hall at the U.S. Embassy on Saturday, October 27, 2018 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. All adult U.S. citizens living in Ethiopia are invited to attend. You will receive updates on U.S. initiatives in Ethiopia, …

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U.S. Embassy Warns of Scams – There Are No Fees to Enter the Embassy or American Spaces

The U.S. Embassy has been alerted to reports of scams, where unsuspecting residents are offered access to the Embassy compound for visa interviews, or to visit American Spaces.  The Embassy wishes to reiterate that no such fees are required. The Embassy’s American Spaces Program offers free public access to facilities that include state of the …

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Important points and cautions that applicants should consider during the Diversity Visa application process

mportant points and cautions that applicants should consider during the Diversity Visa application process,  Applicants must meet the minimum educational and/or work requirements in order to qualify for a visa.  Applicants should read the Diversity Visa Program Instructions carefully to be sure that they have the required educational and work experience to qualify for a …

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The 2019 U.S. Diversity Visa Lottery Program Registration Begins

The U.S. Embassy in Addis Ababa is pleased to announce that the 2019 Diversity Visa (DV) Program registration will open at 7:00pm locally (GMT +3) on Tuesday October 3, 2017 and will close at 7:00pm locally (GMT +3) on Tuesday November 7, 2017. Ethiopian citizens are among those eligible to participate. Each year the United States administers the Diversity Visa Immigrant Program …

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The United States Urges Students Interested in Study Abroad to Beware of Fraud

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, April 17, 2017 – This is the time of year when U.S. colleges and universities send out acceptance letters to students for the coming academic year.  While this is an exciting time for anyone seeking to study in the United States, it is also a time to be wary of scams and …

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U.S. Embassy Statement on Visa Issuance on Ethiopia

We would like to clarify the most recent developments regarding U.S. visa issuance in Ethiopia.   Rumors that limitations have been placed on the issuance of visas in Ethiopia are false and we continue to process visa applications as usual.  Applicants whose visa expired less than 12 months ago are eligible to reapply through the interview …

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The 2018 U.S. Diversity Visa Lottery Program Registration Begins

The U.S. Embassy in Addis Ababa is pleased to announce that the 2018 Diversity Visa (DV) Program registration opened October 4, 2016 and will close Monday, November 7, 2016. Each year the United States administers the Diversity Visa Immigrant Program from countries with historically low rates of immigration to the United States. For the 2018 …

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