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Passport Service : FAQ

Q: How many passport Photos should I submit with my passport application?

  • Four identical photos must be submitted per passport application.

Q: What should be the size of my photo?

  • Exactly 3 x 4 cm

Q: How recent should my photos be?

  • Your photos must have been taken within 6 months of submitting your application.

Q: When should I apply for a new Passport?

  • If you have an expired BLUE or BURGUNDY Ethiopian Passport.

Q: Why should my application get delayed?

  • If the required document you provided is not completed or needs correction. For example, misspelled names, date of birth, name change, exact fee etc.
  • If further verification is needed

Q: Do you accept payment in cash or personal checks?

  • No, we do not accept cash or personal check. All payments must be in money order or cashiers check or certified bank check made payable to embassy of Ethiopia.

Q: What is the mailing address of the Embassy?

 

Embassy of Ethiopia
3506 International Dr. NW
Washington DC, 20008

e-mail: consular@ethiopianembassy.org

Q:What is the safest way to mail document?

  • FedEx, UPS, Express or Certified mail are the safest ways to send documents.

Q:Whom should I address if I have comments, suggestion or compliant?

 

Write to the following address

Attn: Dineka Kornma
First Secretary – Consul
Embassy of Ethiopia
3506 International Dr, NW
Washington Dc 20008

Q: How much does an Ethiopian Passport Cost?

  • If you present the expired passport or if you are first time applicant (those Ethiopians who entered USA with their parents as a co-traveler by their parents passport or those Ethiopians who never had an Ethiopian Passport) should pay 50 Dollar. But, if you lost your passport you supposed to pay 60 Dollar in money order or cashiers’ Check or Certified bank check made payable to the Embassy of Ethiopia.

Q: I have emergency case to go to Ethiopia, but my Passport is Expired, What should I do?

  • If you have emergency case you can apply Laissez-Passer which is valid only to enter to Ethiopia. Before you come back you supposed to go Ethiopian Immigration Office to have a passport.

Q: Help? My passport has already been issued and mailed to me, but I have not received it. What do I do?

  • Contact the Embassy so that the consulate officer will confirm the date your passport mailed to you the address to which it was mailed. If you cannot get it, you will be required to reapply and submit the full passport fee.

Q: How long does it take to get a Passport?

  • The embassy advise all applicant to submit their applicant at least two months ahead of their planned travel date.

Q: How long is a passport valid and when should I renew my Passport?

  • Your passport is valid for 5 years. If possible, you should renew your passport approximately eight (6) months before it expired. Some countries require that your passport be valid at least six (6) months beyond the date of your trip. Some airlines will not allow you to board if this requirement is not met.

Q: I’m renewing my passport. Do I get the old one back?

  • Yes, your old passport will be returned to you along with your new passport.

Q: I found someone’s lost passport. what should I do with it?

 

Please mail found passport, using the sturdy envelope, to:
Embassy of Ethiopia
Consular service
3506 International DR NW
Washington DC, 20008

Q: My passport has been damaged. Can I continue to use this passport?

  • If your passport has been significantly damaged, especially the book cover or the page displaying your personal data and photo, you will need to apply for new passport.

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