About Embassy

The Embassy of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia in Washington DC is the main diplomatic mission of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia in the United States of America. The mission of the Embassy is to maintain and advance the bilateral relations between Ethiopia and the United States and to serve Ethiopian Citizens in the United States of America. The Embassy carries out government-to-government and people-to-people diplomacy and serves as a vital resource for Ethiopians in the United States of America and the Ethiopian-American community. Besides, the Embassy promotes Ethiopia’s cultural values, untapped tourism potentials as well as trade and investment opportunities. The Embassy is also accredited to Mexico and Jamaica.

The chancery is located at

3506 International Drive Northwest,
Washington, D.C.,
in the Cleveland Park neighborhood.

Ethiopia additionally maintains a Consulate-General in Los Angeles located at

3250 Wilshire Blvd,
Suite #1101 Los Angeles,
CA 90010

with Tel: 213-365-6651 and Minneapolis.

Map of Ethiopian Embassy

Consular Office

Consular Service Working Hours
Walk in Service
(Only 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM ( Monday to Friday)
To talk to consular officers on the phone

Passport Services
(Officer)
202 274 4552

Visa Services
(Officer)
202 587 1685

Ethiopian Origin ID Service
(Officer)
202 587 1686

LAISSEZ-PASSER
(Officer)
202 274 4552

AUTHENTICATION AND LEGALIZATION POWER OF ATTORNEY /Wikilina/
(Officer)
202-587-1684

Embassy of Ethiopia : Former Ambassadors

H.E. Kassa Tekleberhan

Nov. 2017 – Feb 2019

H.E. Girma Birru

Dec. 2010 – Oct. 2017

H.E. Dr. Samuel Assefa
Jan 9, 2006 – Nov 19, 2009

H.E. Kassahun Ayele
June 19, 2002 – Jan 9, 2006

H.E. Berhane Gebre-Christos
March 16, 1992 – June 19,2002

H.E. Ayalew Mandafro
Nov 4, 1977 – 1978

H.E. Kifle Wedajo
April 26, 1972 – April 10, 1975

H.E. Dr. Minassie Haile
Oct 16, 1969 – June 11, 1971

Afe Nigus, Teshome Haile-Mariam
Aug 25, 1965 – Oct 1968

H.E. Berhanu Dinke
April 28, 1961-June 15, 1965

Lij Michael Imru
May 11, 1960 – April 11, 1961

H.E. Zewdie Gebre-Hiwot
Aug 25, 1958 – Oct 8, 1960

H.E. Yilma Derressa
Sept 11, 1953 – April 1957

Ras Imru Hailesselassie
May 6,1946-Sept 1949

Blatten Gueta Ephrem Tewld-Medhin
Nov 9, 1943 – Mar 27, 1945