Long lines for Chinese visa


With the increasing number of Ethiopian business people who import different product from China, getting a Chinese visa is becoming increasingly difficult. One must wake up early in the morning to line up at the embassy but if you are lazy and is not a morning person you have to pay up to 1,000 birr to get a front line at the gate of the Embassy.
Currently up to one hundred Ethiopians go to the embassy daily to get a visa but the long lines forced them to hire someone who wake up early and process their visa for 1,000 birr. The embassy told Capital that they will investigate the case.
Majority of Ethiopians go to china to import clothes, shoes, medicine and electronic devices. In the last fiscal year the majority of imports for the country came from China.