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Ethiopian Origin ID Cards
  • In order to obtain an Ethiopian Origin ID card, the applicant must complete an application form and follow the instructions below. Please note that all applicants are required to pick up the ID cards in person at the Embassy or Consulate General.

  • Ethiopian Origin ID cards are valid for five years. If the Ethiopian Origin ID card is not renewed for more than a year after the date of expiry, it will be considered as if it was willingly returned.  

  • The applicant will then needs to complete the requirements outlined below.

  • If an applicant wishes to add children under 18 to his/her ID card, then he/she should present two copies of a legal document showing the relationship (i.e. birth certificate)

    በትውልድ ኢትዮጵያዊ መታወቂያ ካርድ ለማግኘት ወደ ኤምባሲያችን ያመለከታችሁም ሆነ የምታመለክቱ ተገልጋዮች የመታወቂያ ካርዱ መዘጋጀቱን በኤምባሲው በኩል ሳይገለጽላችሁ አስቀድማችሁ ለመረከብ/ለመውሰድ/ ወደ ኤምባሲው በአካል መምጣት እንደሌለባችሁ በትህትና ለመግለጽ እንወዳለን!!

Mailing Instruction

  • All applications to be submitted by mail must be sent via an envelope with a TRACKING NUMBER.  If you send any ordinary mail without tracking numbers it will not be processed.

  • Track it online at the respective mailing company's website to ensure it has been received by the Embassy. Please do not call to find out if it has been received.

  • You need not call our embassy after you have traced the arrival of your mail.

1.      Requirements for foreign nationals of Ethiopian Origin to obtain Ethiopian Origin ID Card

2.      Requirements for Spouses to obtain Ethiopian Origin ID Card

3.      Renewal of Ethiopian Origin ID Card

4.      Replacing a Lost or Damaged Ethiopian Origin ID Card

5.      Returning an Ethiopian Origin ID Card

 

Requirements for foreign nationals of Ethiopian Origin to obtain Ethiopian Origin ID Card

  • Fill out and submit two copies of Application forms for Ethiopian Origin ID with his/her name appearing both in English and Amharic alphabets. Click here to download the form

  • Two copies of valid passport from the country of naturalization.

  • Old Ethiopian passport with two copies of the first three pages.

  • Payment of $100.00 in the form of money order or Cashiers Check, Certified bank check payable to the Embassy of Ethiopia.

  • Two copies of birth certificate or other testimonials as requested by the consular officer.

  • Three passport-size recent color photographs

Requirement for Spouses to obtain Ethiopian Origin ID card

Spouses of Foreign nationals of Ethiopian Origin who wishes to apply for an Ethiopian Origin ID card should follow the steps outlined below.

  • Fill out and submit two copies of application form. Click here to download the form.

  • Two copies of valid passport from the country of naturalization.

  • Two copies of valid spouse's Ethiopian Origin ID Card.

  • Payment of $100 in money order, Cashiers Check, Certified bank check payable to Embassy of Ethiopia.

  • Two copies of marriage certificate. The marriage certificate should be authenticated through Ethiopian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (If the marriage took place in Ethiopia) or authenticated through US Department of State (If the marriage took place in the US or other countries). The marriage should be valid for at least two years prior to the date of the application's submission

  • 3 recent, colored photographs of size 3x4 cm with white background and name of the applicant at the back of the photograph.

Renewal of Ethiopian Origin ID Card

A person who wishes to renew Ethiopian ID card should follow the steps outlined below.

  • Present your existing Ethiopian Origin ID Card.
  • Two copies of Valid Passport.
  • Fill out two copies of the application form.Click here to download the form.

  • Payment of $40 in the form of money order or Cashiers Check or Certified bank check payable to Embassy of Ethiopia.

  • A self addressed return Envelope with sufficient prepaid Postage (for those using mail service);.

Replacing a Lost or Damaged ID Card

A person who wishes to obtain a replacement of lost or damaged ID card should follow the steps outlined below.

  • Two copies of a Valid Passport

  • Two copies of a lost Ethiopian Origin ID Card (if applicable).

  • Two copies of Birth Certificate or Previous Ethiopian Passport.

  • Two copies of the application form .Click here to download the form.

  • Payment of $60 in the form of money order, Cashiers Check, Certified bank check payable to Ethiopian Embassy;

  • 3 recent, colored photographs of size 3x4 cm with white background and name of the applicant at the back of the photograph.

Returning an Ethiopian Origin ID Card

A person wishing to return an Ethiopian Origin ID card should complete the following instructions:.

  • Fill out and submit the appropriate form. Click here to download the form.

  • Submit a signed letter agreeing that the card is being returned willingly.

  • Return ID cards belonging to all other family members.

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