General Information:

Due to the current Corona Virus global outbreak, travel to and from Eritrea has been banned effective March 25th until further notice.

  • Eritreans holding a National ID do not require a visa to enter Eritrea.
  • A Visa is required for Non-Eritreans and Eritreans without a National ID.
  • Travelers from the countries listed below are required to present their Yellow Fever Vaccination Certificate upon entry to Eritrea.
  • Argentina
  • Bolivia
  • Brazil
  • Colombia
  • Ecuador
  • French Guyana
  • Guyana
  • Panama
  • Paraguay
  • Peru
  • Suriname
  • Trinidad & Tobago
  • Venezuela

Visa Requirements:

  • Visa application form B62.3 fully completed and signed
  • Passport size photograph (35 x 45mm or 1.38″ x 1.77″)
  • Proof of Residency or Permanent Resident Card – for non-US citizens
  • Passport must be valid at least six months beyond the dates of your trip.
  • Letter stating purpose and duration of your trip
  • Proof of sufficient funds to cover all expenses
  • Fee:
    • Single        $70 USD
    • 3 Months  $100 USD
    • 6 Months  $200 USD
    • 1 Year        $300 USD
  • Money orders, company and cashier’s check payable to ‘EMBASSY OF ERITREA’. Cash payments are not acceptable.
  • All fees are nonrefundable.
  • Minimum of 10 days are required for processing.
  • Applicants sending application by mail must provide a self-addressed return envelope with tracking number (Express Mail, Priority Mail, FedEx, UPS, or DHL)
  • Application can be submitted at the Embassy Monday – Thursday, 9:00am – 2:00pm.
  • Requirements may change at any time
  • Mail completed form, required documents and payment to:

Embassy of Eritrea

1708 New Hampshire Ave NW

Washington, DC 20009

  • Visa application form B62.3 fully completed and signed
  • Passport photo (35 x 45mm or 1.38″ x 1.77″)
  • Proof of residency or Permanent Resident Card – for non-US citizens
  • Passport must be valid at least six months beyond the dates of your trip.
  • A letter of employment from your sponsoring entity stating your role and the duration of your employment.
  • Fee  is $70 USD.
  • Money order, company and cashier’s checks payable to “EMBASSY OF ERITREA.” Cash payments are not acceptable.
  • All fees are non-refundable.
  • Minimum of 10 days required for processing.
  • Applicants sending application by mail must provide a self-addressed return envelope with tracking number (Express Mail, Priority Mail, FedEx, UPS or DHL)
  • Application can be submitted at the Embassy Monday – Thursday 9:00am – 2:00pm.
  • Requirements can change at any time.
  • Mail the completed form, required documents, and payment to:

Embassy of Eritrea

1708 New Hampshire Ave NW

Washington, DC 20009


  • Visa application form B62.3 fully completed and signed
  • Passport-size photograph
  • Proof of residency permit (Green Card) – for non-US citizens
  • Passport must be valid at least six months beyond the dates of your trip
  • Proof of sufficient funds to cover all expenses
  • Reference in Eritrea.  Your reference needs to be a resident in Eritrea and able to go to Asmara Immigration to follow up on your visa request.
  • Fee: $50 USD
  • Money order, company and cashier’s checks payable to “EMBASSY OF ERITREA.” Cash payments are not acceptable.
  • All fees are non-refundable.
  • Applications must be signed by the Applicant or Parent/Legal Guardian in case of minors and children under 17 years old.
  • Minimum of 10 days required for processing
  • Applicants sending application by mail must provide self-addressed return envelope with a tracking number (Express Mail, Priority Mail, FedEx, or UPS).
  • Application can be submitted at the Embassy Monday – Thursday, 9:00am – 2:00pm.
  • Requirements can change at any time.
  • Mail the completed form, required documents, and payment to:

Embassy of Eritrea

1708 New Hampshire Ave NW

Washington, DC 20009

  • Visa application form B62.3 fully completed and signed
  • Passport-size photograph
  • Proof of local residency (G4 Visa) for non-US Citizens
  • Passport be valid at least six months beyond the dates of your trip.
  • Diplomatic note or note verbale stating purpose and duration of your stay
  • Gratis (no fee)
  • Minimum of 10 days are required for processing.
  • Applicants sending application by mail must provide a self-addressed return envelope with a tracking number (Express Mail, Priority Mail, FedEx, UPS, or DHL).
  • Application can be submitted at the Embassy Monday – Thursday, 9:00am – 2:00pm.
  • Requirements can change at any time.
  • Mail completed form and required documents to:

Embassy of Eritrea

1708 New Hampshire Ave NW

Washington, DC 20009

  • Visa application form B62.3 fully completed and signed
  • Passport Photo (35 x 45mm or 1.38″ x 1.77″)
  • Proof of residency or Permanent Resident Card – for non-US citizens
  • Passport must be valid at least six months beyond the dates of your trip.
  • Proof of sufficient funds to cover all expenses
  • Fee: $50 USD
  • Money order, company and cashier’s checks payable to “EMBASSY OF ERITREA”. Cash payments are not acceptable.
  • All fees are non-refundable.
  • Minimum of 10 days required for processing
  • Applicants sending application by mail must provide a self-addressed return envelope with a tracking number (Express Mail, Priority Mail, FedEx, UPS, or DHL).
  • Application can be submitted at the Embassy Monday – Thursday 9:00am – 2:00pm.
  • Requirements can change at any time.
  • Mail completed form, required documents, and payment to:

Embassy of Eritrea

1708 New Hampshire Ave NW

Washington, DC 20009

  • Visa application form B62.3 fully completed and signed
  • Passport Photo (35 x 45mm or 1.38″ x 1.77″)
  • Proof of residency or Permanent Resident Card – for non-US citizens
  • Passport must be valid at least six months beyond the dates of your trip.
  • Letter from school stating purpose and duration of your stay
  • Proof of sufficient funds to cover all expenses
  • Fee: $50 USD
  • Money order, company and cashier’s checks payable to “EMBASSY OF ERITREA.”  Cash payments are not acceptable.
  • All fees are non-refundable.
  • Minimum of 10 days required for processing
  • Applicants sending application by mail must provide a self-addressed return envelope with a tracking number (Express Mail, Priority Mail, FedEx, UPS or DHL).
  • Application can be submitted at the Embassy Monday – Thursday, 9:00am – 2:00pm.
  • Requirements can change at any time.
  • Mail completed form, required documents, and payment to:

Embassy of Eritrea

1708 New Hampshire Ave NW

Washington, DC 20009

  • Visa application form B62.3 fully completed and signed
  • Passport Photo (35 x 45mm or 1.38″ x 1.77″)
  • Passport be valid at least six months beyond the dates of your trip.
  • Proof of residency or Permanent Resident Card – for non-US citizens
  • Proof of sufficient funds to cover all expenses
  • Fee: $50 USD
  • Money order, company and cashier’s checks payable to “EMBASSY OF ERITREA.” Cash payments are not acceptable.
  • All fees are nonrefundable.
  • Minimum of 10 days required for processing
  • Applications must be signed by the Applicant or Parent/Legal Guardian in case of minors and children under 17 years old.
  • Applicants sending application by mail must provide a self-addressed return envelope with a tracking number (Express Mail, Priority Mail, FedEx, UPS, or DHL).
  • Application can be submitted at the Embassy Monday – Thursday, 9:00am – 2:00pm.
  • Requirements can change at any time.
  • Mail completed form, required documents, and payment to:

Embassy of Eritrea

1708 New Hampshire Ave NW

Washington, DC 20009

  • Visa application form B62.3 fully completed and signed
  • Passport Photo (35 x 45mm or 1.38″ x 1.77″)
  • Proof of residency or Permanent Resident Card – for non-US citizens
  • Passport be valid at least six months beyond the dates of your trip
  • Air ticket itinerary and proof of visa for final destination
  • Fee: $30 USD
  • Money order, company and cashier’s checks payable to “EMBASSY OF ERITREA.” Cash payments are not acceptable.
  • All fees are nonrefundable.
  • Minimum of 10 days required for processing
  • Applicants sending application by mail must provide a self-addressed return envelope with a tracking number (Express Mail, Priority Mail, FedEx, UPS, & DHL).
  • Application can be submitted at the Embassy Monday – Thursday, 9:00am – 2:00pm.
  • Requirements can change at any time.
  • Mail completed form, required documents, and payment to:

Embassy of Eritrea

1708 New Hampshire Ave NW

Washington, DC 20009

FAQ – Visiting Eritrea

All visas are valid for three months from date of issue, i.e. your arrival date in Eritrea must be within three months of the date of issue.  Once you arrive in Eritrea, your visa is typically valid for one month but can be extended/renewed by visiting Immigration in Asmara.

Yes.  Everyone must present either their original Eritrean National ID or a valid entry visa upon entry to Eritrea.

Instructions:

  1.  Select the visa type and read the corresponding requirement.
  2.  Complete and submit the visa application form and fee.
  3.  Travel upon receipt of your visa.

Forms: