February 9th 2016.
The Embassy of Ethiopia effective immediately requires all visa applicants to mail their applications directly to the Ethiopian Embassy in Washington DC.
The Embassy will no longer allow applicants to appear in person to submit their application or use a third party visa expediting service such as Traveldocs.
Applicants can use traveldocs offices in New York and Los Angeles where this new requirement does not current apply.
Additional information can be found on the Ethiopian Embassy web site.