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Statement from US-Embassy, Addis Ababa


We have seen questions on Facebook about a quota system for Ethiopian visa applicants. 

Last week, the President of the United States initiated a review of national security procedures which applies to visitors and potential immigrants from seven countries. Ethiopia is not among those seven countries and Ethiopian citizens are not addressed nor affected by the President’s executive order.

The U.S. Government remains committed to facilitating legitimate travel for international visitors. In fact, in 2016, the U.S. Embassy in Addis Ababa issued more than 18,000 non-immigrant visas, with the majority to Ethiopian applicants. 

For more information on the recent Executive Order or on the application process for U.S. visas:https://travel.state.gov/content/visas/en.html

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