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Eritrea - Apply for a Transit Visa

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Procedure[edit]

1.Applicants should start by finding the nearest issuing office (diplomatic representative).

2. Find out and organized all require documentation;

3. Obtain application form. This can be downloaded for the website of the appropriate consulate office. (a list of these offices can be seen by visiting the websites shown in 1 above.);

4. Make payments, attach the payment slip plus all other documents on to the application form; and

5. Submit application to the consulate (as identified in 1 above)



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Required Documents[edit]

1. Recent passport photographs

2. Onward tickets and visa

3. Medical certificate

4. Payment slips



Office Locations & Contacts[edit]

1.Eritrea embassies, consulate offices or high commissions can be viewed at

http://eritrean.visaapplicationrequirements.com/ and at http://eritrea.embassyhomepage.com/eritrea_visa_application_form_eritrea_visa_service_eritrea_hotels_asmara_flights_eritrea_travel_insurance_eritrean_embassy_uk.htm#Eritrea-tourist-visaform.

2.Eritrea Ministry of Foreign Affair

P.O Box 190 Asmara

Telephone 127108 / 127 838

Fax: 123788



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Eligibility[edit]

A person who intends to pass through Eritrea immigration to another country


Fees[edit]

1.Transit Visa Normal range between $20 $25 2.Transit Visa Expedite range between $25 $30 3.For applicants from:

  • Sweden or Finland 220 SEK
  • Denmark 190 DKK
  • Norway 210 NOK



Validity[edit]

Validity varies basing on issuing consulate.
Transit visa up to three (3) days



Documents to Use[edit]

P-Sample application form can be downloaded from http://www.visahunter.com/visa/eritrea/how-to-get-an-eritrea-transit-visa/ and can also be downloaded from http://www.eritrean-embassy.se/consular-services/visa-application/


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Sample Documents[edit]

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Processing Time[edit]

Five (5) fifteen (15) working days.
Rush, Emergency / express visa service are available for additional fees



Related Videos[edit]

Videos explaining the procedure or to fill the applications. 
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Instructions[edit]

1. Direct airside transit does not require a visa;

2. Before applying find out if itinerary for the airline to be used is direct airside or not;

3. A visa is not required for direct airside transit through this destination;

4. Ensure that the passport you possess is valid and has a blank page for visa stamping;

5. Ensure that you have an onward ticket and visa to a third destination,

6. Must remain in the airport's transit area

7. Beware of the laws, rules and regulation of the immigration department and of the country (Eritrea) as a whole;

8. Staying in the country on an expired visa is an offence;

9. Should not engage in any kind of business activities in Eritrea;

10. Applicants are advised to always use designated entry points;

11. Do not carry prohibited objects when entering the country;

12. Ensure that the funds you have are enough to take you through your period of stay in the country;

13. Contact an Eritrean representative before travelling to the country;



Required Information[edit]

1. Name and address of applicant

2. Age, Sex and Marital status

3. Citizenship

4. Details of third country

5. Duration of stay in the country

6. Details of visa and tickets to third destination

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

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




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Need for the Document[edit]

A transit visa in Eritrea is issued to a person who would like to make a stopover in the country and procedure to another country. Eritrean visas are obtained from immigration department, ministry of foreign affairs and designated agencies i.e. diplomatic representatives of the country in foreign countries (embassies, high commissions or consulate offices).



Information which might help[edit]

If you are from Eritrea, Kenya and Uganda, you do not require to have a visa to enter Eritrea;



Other uses of the Document/Certificate[edit]

1. It enables the holder to pass through the country;

2. Additional revenue to the country of transit

3. It strengthens relationship between the three countries (from, transit and to);

4. It ensures that foreigners do not stay in the country illegally as applicants must remain in the immigration area as they wait for the flight to third destination.



External Links[edit]

http://www.eritrean-embassy.se/consular-services/visa-application/

http://eritrea.travisa.com/VisaInstructions.aspx?CitizenshipID=US&CountryID=ER& TravelerTypeID=TR&ResidenceID=US&PartnerID=TA

http://www.worldtravelguide.net/eritrea/passport-visa

http://www.visahunter.com/visa/eritrea/how-to-get-an-eritrea-transit-visa/



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Others[edit]

More information which might help people.