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Please read the following carefully and fulfill all the requirements. Failure to fulfill the requirements may result in delaying the processing time or denial of the issuance of the passport.

  • The Embassy of Ethiopia/Consulate in North America is currently issuing only a new Electronic passport that requires mandatory finger print. Therefore; starting from April 2010, all Ethiopians who want to obtain a new, replacement (lost or existing) passport or renewal of a passport should fulfill the following requirements.

  • Those who have already submitted their finger prints upon receipt of an electronic passport earlier are not required to submit their fingerprints again. However, if you have an old /manual/ passport or was exempted from submitting your finger print due to your minor age then you should submit your finger print anew.

  • Those who are minor under the age of 14 are exempted form providing finger prints.

  • The Embassy also advise all applicants to submit their applications AT LEAST TWO MONTHs AHEAD of their planned travel date or prior to applying for any other services that require a valid passport.

  • If the Embassy requests you to submit an additional document, please send it within a week. If you are informed for three times to submit the necessary document and if you fail to submit the requested document, the Embassy shall be obliged to send your original document back to you and you will be requested to apply anew.

 Mailing Instruction

  • All applications to be submitted by mail must be sent via an envelope with a TRACKING NUMBER. The application must also have a self-addressed prepaid FEDEX, UPS, or USPS EXPRESS MAIL return envelope.

  • All applications with a return envelope MUST HAVE TRACKING NUMBERS. If you send any ordinary mail without tracking numbers it will not be processed and will be sent back to the sender unprocessed.

  • 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.

  • Please track your application online using a return mailing tracking number at the respective mailing company after a month for a passport and a week for other services after we received your application to know that it has been sent back to you!

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

  • For Passport Applicants, if you apply in person, please attach a return envelope which has a tracking number (FEDEX, UPS, or USPS EXPRESS MAIL) with it.

 

To apply or/and Follow-up please read the following:

Apply for Passport

  1. Requirements for Replacement of an Expired Passport

  2. Requirements for Replacement of a lost Passport

  3. Requirements for first time Applicants

Requirements for Replacement of an Expired Passport
1
Four recent, color passport size Photographs with white background with the name of the applicant at the back of the photograph;
2
The actual passport
3
Two copies of Expired Passport
4
Document that show your Current Status in the US
  • Two copies of Green Card (both Sides)
  • Or I-94 copy
  • Or Other document that show present immigration status (for those who do not have Green Card)
  • Work permit
5
Service fee $50.00 must be in money order or Cashier’s Check or Certified bank Check made payable to the Embassy of Ethiopia
6
Fingerprint of the Applicant and a copy of it.
  • Please go to the nearest police station or to the companies authorized to take finger prints. (click here to download) the Finger print Capture form
7
A self addressed return envelope with sufficient prepaid postage (for those using mail service)
8
Two copies of the Application Form (click here to download)

Requirements for Replacement of a Lost Passport

1
Four recent, color passport size Photographs with whit`e background with the name of the applicant at the back of the photograph; 
2
Two copies of any supporting documents showing Ethiopian Citizenship 
  • Copy of old Passports or
  • Birth Certificate which is authenticated through Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia or
  • Kebele Identification Card (ID)
3
Documents that show your Current Status in the US
  • Two copies of Green Card (both Side) or
  • I-94 INS papers copy or
  • Other document that show present immigration status (for those who do not have Green Card)
4
Service fee $60.00 must be in money order or Cashier’s Check or Certified bank Check made payable to the Embassy of Ethiopia 
5
Fingerprint of the Applicant and a copy of it.
  • Please go to the nearest police station or to the companies authorized to take finger prints. (click here to download) the Finger print Capture form
6
A self addressed return envelope with sufficient prepaid postage (for those using mail service)
7
Two copies of the Application Form (click here to download)

Requirements for First time Applicant
  • Those Ethiopians who entered USA with their parents as a co-traveler by their parents passport and can present evidence for that
  • Those Ethiopians who never had an Ethiopian Passport and can present Evidence.
1
Four recent, color passport size Photographs with white background with the name of the applicant at the back of the photograph; 
2
Two copies of any supporting documents showing Ethiopian Citizenship 
  • Copy of parents Passport and/or
  • Birth Certificate which is authenticated through Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia and/or
  • Kebele Identification Card (ID)
3
Documents that show your Current Status in the US
  • Two copies of Green Card (both Side) or
  • I-94 INS papers copy or
  • Other document that show present immigration status (for those who do not have Green Card)
 
4
Service fee $50.00 must be in money order or Cashier’s Check or Certified bank Check made payable to the Embassy of Ethiopia 
5
Fingerprint of the Applicant and a copy of it.
  • Please go to the nearest police station or to the companies authorized to take finger prints. (click here to download) the Finger print Capture form
6
A self addressed return envelope with sufficient prepaid postage (for those using mail service)
7
Two copies of the Application Form (click here to download)

Photo Requirements

We recommend that you use a professional passport photo service to ensure that your photo meets all the requirements.

  • In color

  • Printed on photo quality paper

  • Passport Size

  • Taken within the last 6 months to reflect your current appearance

  • Taken in front of a plain white background

  • Taken in full-face view directly facing the camera

  • With a neutral facial expression and both eyes open


Finger Print Requirements

  • Those who have already submitted their finger prints upon receipt of an electronic passport earlier are not required to submit their fingerprints again.

  • If you have an old /manual/ passport or was exempted from submitting your finger print due to your minor age then you should submit your finger print anew.

  • Those who are minor under the age of 14 are exempted from providing finger prints.

  • To  get a Finger print:-

    • Please go to the nearest police station or

    • Companies authorized to take finger prints.

  • Preferably use Police Stations or companies finger prints capturing form or you may use our fingerprint capturing form (click here to download)


Processing Time
 

For ALL passport Applicant

As of today , we are processing routine applications in approximately 6-8 weeks from the time of the application.

Service Fees
 

  • Replacement of an Expired Passport (Expired Passport should be submitted)

$50

  • Replacement of Lost Passport

$60

  • First Time Applicant

$50

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