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Information for Sport Visa


Information for Sport Visa

Information for Sport Visa

The following documents (both in original and copy) have to be provided by the applicant


1. A Schengen Visa application form, duly filled-in and signed.  According to the Schengen Visa Code, “as a rule, the application ought to be lodged at least 15 days prior to intended date of travel”.

2. One recent colour passport-sized photograph (3.5 cm x 4.5 cm), with a bright background.

3. Valid passport or travel document with a validity of at least three months after the end of the intended departure of Schengen area with at least 2 blank pages as well as a copy of all pages containing personal data of the passport/travel document (in the case of new Ethiopian passports, a copy of the first page is sufficient).

4. Evidence of previous stays in the Schengen- area (old visas) (original and one copy) if applicable.

5. Fees of EUR 80.- (payable in ETB at the Embassy´s exchange rate at the time of the application) which in case of refusal of the visa application will not be refunded.

6. A health insurance policy valid for all Schengen states for the duration of the intended stay, plus 15 days of grace period covering a minimum of EUR 30,000.-.

7. Hotel reservation for the entire length of the visit, or an Invitation letter by a friend, relative etc

8. Flight reservation (round-trip).

9. Evidence of financial status and rootedness in Ethiopia of the applicant: i.e. title deed for property, personal bank savings books, bank statements of at least the last three months, vehicle registration card, etc. (original and one copy).

10. Evidence of personal rootedness in Ethiopia, i.e. marriage certificate, birth certificate/s of children verified by Ethiopian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (original and one copy).

11. An invitation from the organizers of the sport event, stating both the financial conditions of invitation (with clear information on who is covering the costs) and the authorization of CONI (Italian Olympic Committee). The invitation will have to be sent from Italy to the Visa Office ( prior to the prior to the  applicant’s  appointment.

12. Supporting letter from the relevant sport federation and/or association.

13. Digital finger prints of all ten fingers will be taken at the time of the application.


Note: In some cases, the Embassy reserves the right to request further documentation.