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Eritrea - Apply for a Business Visa

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1.An applicant must start by identifying the nearest diplomatic Eritrean representative and review instructions and requirements regarding the visa he / she wishes to apply for.

2. After reviewing instructions and requirements and an applicant fills he / she is eligible to obtain the visa, he /she can now obtain an application form and fill it carefully;

3. Gather all required documents;

4. Make all necessary payments;

5. Attach the required documents gathered in 3 above including the payment slip and submit application.

Apply Online[edit]

  • USA nationals can apply on line by visiting!eritrea-business-visa and clicking on the prompt apply online. The applicant must then fill the form that appears on the screen and after filling click the prompt save and continue, the system shall lead him / her through the application process.
  • After completion, the applicant must email required documents to the embassy.

USA citizens can further apply for the visa on line by visiting and go through the visa requirements:-

  • Fill form under step A;
  • Click on the prompt order your visa online; and
  • Fill form and follow the steps as directed by the system;
  • Organize all documents required as listed under step B; and
  • Email then to the appropriate consulate office.

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Required Documents[edit]

  • Valid passport
  • Proof of availability of financial (a recent bank statement)
  • A round-trip ticket;
  • Recent colored passport-sized photos
  • Invitation letter from the government / company
  • Hotel Reservations
  • Business Letter
  • Flight Itinerary
  • Yellow Fever Vaccination Certificate
  • Two (2) passport-type photographs
  • Guarantee of sufficient funds for travel
  • Global Service Order Form (USA Citizens)
  • Police clearance certificate

Office Locations & Contacts[edit]

1.Eritrea Ministry of Foreign Affair

P.O Box 190 Asmara

Telephone 127108 / 127 838

Fax: 123788

2. Eritrea diplomatic offices in other countries (embassies, consulate offices or high commissions) can be viewed at and at

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A person visiting Eritrea on the basis of undertaking short term business


  • Business Single Visa Normal: US$60
  • Business Single Visa Rush: US$70
  • Multiple-Entry Business Visa Normal: US$80 (three months)
  • Multiple-Entry Business Visa Rush: US$95 (three months)
  • Multiple-Entry Business Visa Normal: US$120 (six months)
  • Multiple-Entry Business Visa Rush: US$145 (six months)
  • Multiple-Entry Business Visa Normal: US$200 (one year)
  • Multiple-Entry Business Visa Rush: US$240 (one year)

For applicants from:[edit]

  • Sweden or Finland 640 SEK
  • Denmark 530 DKK
  • Norway 610 NOK


  • Validity varies basing on issuing consulate.
  • Business single-entry visa up to three (3) months
  • Business multiple-entry visas three (3) to twelve (12) months.

Documents to Use[edit]

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Sample Documents[edit]

Sample application form can be downloaded from, from and from
Sample application forms can also be downloaded from

Processing Time[edit]

Five (5) fifteen (15) working days.
Rush / Emergency / express visa service may be provided at an additional fees.

Related Videos[edit]

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  • Ensure that the passport you have is valid with a blank visa page;
  • Be ready to follow laws, rules and regulations of the immigration department;
  • The immigration department has a right to allow or reject entry into the county;
  • Endeavor to renew visa when it expires because overstaying when visa expires is an offence;
  • Should engage in only short term business activities in Eritrea;
  • Enter through authorized points of entry;
  • Must be of good character;
  • Beware of prohibited objects / materials when entering the country;
  • Have enough funds to take you through the period of stay in the country;
  • It is advisable to always contact an Eritrean representative before travelling to the country;
  • Business and invitation letters should be prepared on company headed papers;

Required Information[edit]

1.Name and address of applicant

2.Age Sex, and Marital status

3.Country of origin

4.Reason for visiting Eritrea

5.Name and address of host company in Eritrea

6.Position held in the company

7.Financial capacity

8.Period of stay in the country

9.Dates of departure

10.Details of spouse or any dependants to travel with (number, name, address, passport details and age)

11.Particulars of person hosting you in Eritrea / hotel details (where applicant will be staying)

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Need for the Document[edit]

The Eritrean business visa is designed issued to foreigners who wish to come to the country to carry out business for short period of time. The kinds of business should not be long term employment. The Eritrean business visa can be issued as a single entry or multiple entry visas. To obtain a business visa, an applicant must visit the immigration department ministry of foreign affair or go to any nearby Eritrean diplomatic representative in any country.

Information which might help[edit]

1.If you are an applicant from Eritrea, Uganda and Kenya, you do not need a visa to enter Eritrea; 2.If you want to engage in long term employment, a business visa is not suitable for you; 3.The business letter from employer or sponsoring company Eritrea should be on a company letterhead and should include the following: -

  • Name and contact details of the host company;
  • Introduce the applicant,
  • Indicate the applicant's position held in the company
  • Purpose of visit.
  • It must also indicate who is responsible for financing the applicant while in the country

Other uses of the Document/Certificate[edit]

  • It promotes foreign trade;
  • Creation of job opportunities to local people in the country,
  • Introduction of new skills and technology
  • Country earns revenue;


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