You must apply directly to the embassy or high commission for this visa. No third party can assist.

A visa is required to visit those areas under the authority of the Transitional Federal Government (TFG). The visa can be obtained in advance from the Embassy of Somali Republic in Kenya, Ethiopia, or the USA.

  • Embassy of the Somali Federal Republic in Kenya (Likoni Lane, off Dennis Pritt Road, Kilimani, Sarit Centre, Nairobi) at Telephone: 254(0)20 273-6618 and Fax 254(0)20 273-6619.
  • Embassy of the Federal Republic of Somalia in Addis Ababa, (POBox 1643) Ethiopia, at fax: 0115 505150
  • Embassy of the Federal Republic of Somalia. 1705 DeSales St NW Ste 300 Washington DC 20036-4421 Phone: 202-296-0570, 202-833-1523 Email: [email protected]


Republic of Somaliland, and Republic of Puntland

Inquiries regarding visas for Somaliland and Puntland should be directed to the person/organization you will be visiting. Visas are also required for Somaliland and Puntland, and it is recommended that these also be obtained in advance.The Republic of Somaliland maintains an 'embassy' in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, which sells visas on the spot for US$40. Call +251-116635921/2 or +0116635921 to arrange an appointment with the consul of Somaliland in Addis Ababa. The Somaliland office is between the Mozambique and Madagascar embassies.


You may attempt to gain a visa by contacting the Permanent Representative of the Somali Republic to the United Nations (425 East 61st Street, Suite 702, New York NY 10021 USA) at Telephone: (212) 688-9410/5046.