Nonimmigrant Visas

The Consular Section of the U.S. Embassy in Addis Ababa is responsible for providing visa services to those seeking to enter the United States for a temporary period and for those wishing to take up indefinite or permanent residence in the United States.

Please visit our Global Support Services (GSS) website for complete information on applying for a nonimmigrant U.S. visa, including a directory of nonimmigrant visa categories.

Answers to almost all questions about nonimmigrant visa categories, requirements, and procedures are available at . If you are unable to find the answer to your question after reviewing the website, you may speak to a representative at the visa call center by calling +251 115 582424 (in Ethiopia) or +1 703 543 9339 (in the United States).

For service in Amharic :

Open Monday – Friday, 7:00 to 19:00 local time.

For service in English:

Open Monday – Friday, 7:00 to 19:00 local time.

If you are using Skype: skype-et

For questions which the call center cannot answer, the nonimmigrant visa unit may be contacted directly at

Important Security Information

To facilitate your entrance into the Embassy and avoid delays at the security checkpoints:

  • Please do not bring mobile phones or any electronic devices as they are not allowed within the Embassy.
  • We also strongly advise that you do not bring large bags, such as backpacks, suitcases or packages to the interview appointment.