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 is currently issuing only a new Electronic passport that requires mandatory finger print. Therefore, all Ethiopians who want to obtain a 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 from providing finger prints.
    The Embassy also advise all applicants to submit their applications AT LEAST 45 DAYS 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 the third time 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.
  • All applications must be sent via mail with an envelope which has a TRACKING NUMBER . The applications must also have a self-addressed, prepaid UPS, or USPS EXPRESS MAIL return envelope which has a tracking Number. You don’t have to call the Embassy to check whether your application has been received or returned back to you since you have the option to track it online at the respective mailing company’s website.

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Requirements for Replacement of an Expired, Lost passport and None Passport Holders

1. Requirements for Replacement of an Expired Machine readable (Burgundy) passport

  • Two recent, ears visible, color and passport size photograph with white background and the name of the applicant at the back of the photograph,
  • One filled out application form with address, phone number and signature,(Click here to download)
  • Two copies of expired passport of personal information page,
  • The actual passport,
  • One copy of document that show your current status in the US, i.e. Green card, I-94 or work permit
  • Processing fee $60.00 for 32 pages and $110.00 for 64 pages in money order payable to Ethiopian Embassy,
    No Passport Service Fee
    1 32 Pages Passport 60 USD
    2 64 Pages Passport 110 USD
  • Those who have expired passport issued during age under 14 and now age 14 and above must submit original finger print. Otherwise, you don’t need to submit finger print. If not you can use our Finger print Capture form (Click here to download)
  • A self-addressed return envelope which has a tracking number (FedEx, or USPS priority and USPS EXPRESS MAIL) with it.

2. Requirements for Replacement of an old manual (Blue) passport

  • Four recent, ears visible, color and passport size photograph with white background and the name of the applicant at the back of the photograph,
  • Two filled out application form with address, phone number and signature,(Click here to download)
  • Two copies of expired passport of personal information page from page 1 to page 7,
  • The actual passport,
  • Two copy of document that show your current status in the US, i.e. Green card,I-94 or work permit,
  • Processing fee $60.00 for 32 pages and $110.00 for 64 pages in money order payable to Ethiopian Embassy,
    No Passport Service Fee
    1 32 Pages Passport 60 USD
    2 64 Pages Passport 110 USD
  • Age 14 and above must submit original finger print.  If not you can use our Finger print Capture form (Click here to download)
  • A self-addressed return envelope which has a tracking number (FedEx, or USPS priority and USPS EXPRESS MAIL) with it

3. Requirements for None Passport Holder

  • Filled out none passport holder application form in Amharic and please download the form, (Click here to download)
  • Four recent, ears visible, color and passport size photograph with white background and the name of the applicant at the back of the photograph,
  • Two filled out application form with address, phone number and signature, (Click here to download)
  • Two copy of document that show your current status in the US, i.e. Green card,I-94 or work permit,
  • Processing fee $60.00 for 32 pages and $110.00 for 64 pages in money order payable to Ethiopian Embassy
  • Age 14 and above must submit original finger print. If not you can use our Finger print Capture form (Click here to download)
  • A self-addressed return envelope which has a tracking number (FedEx, or USPS priority and USPS EXPRESS MAIL) with it.
    Note: Don’t forget phone number for your close families (relatives) in Ethiopia on the first page of the Amharic 5 pages form.

4. Lost Old Manual (blue) Passport Holder (Without copies of passport page 1 to page 7)

  • Filled out none passport holder application form in Amharic and please download the form, (Click here to download )
  • Four recent, ears visible, color and passport size photograph with white background and the name of the applicant at the back of the photograph,
  • Two filled out application form with address, phone number and signature, (Click here to Download)
  • Two copy of document that show your current status in the US, i.e. Green card,I-94 or work permit,
  • Processing fee $90.00 in money order payable to Ethiopian Embassy,
  • Age 14 and above must submit original finger print, If not you can use our Finger print Capture form (Click here to Download)
  • A self-addressed return envelope which has a tracking number (FedEx, or USPS priority and USPS EXPRESS MAIL) with it
    Note: Don’t forget phone number for your close families (relatives) in Ethiopia on the first page of the Amharic 5 pages form

5. Requirements for Replacement of Machine Readable (Burgundy) a Lost Passport

  • Two recent, color passport size Photographs (with white background and the name of the applicant at the back of the photograph
  • Two filled out application form with address, phone number and signature, (Click here to download)
  • Two copies the lost Passport and police report from police station for lost passport
  • Two Copies of document that show your Current Status in the US, i.e, Green Card or those who don’t have Green Card; Please attach Copy of I-94 or Work Permit,
  • Age 14 and above must submit original finger print, If not you can use our Finger print Capture form (Click here to Download)
  • A self-addressed return envelope which has a tracking number (FedEx, or USPS priority and USPS EXPRESS MAIL) with it
  • Service fee must be in Money Order payable to the Embassy of Ethiopia.
  • When a replacement is given for the first time: $90 for 32 pages passport; $165 for 64 Pages passport;
  • When a replacement is given for the Second time: $120 for 32 pages passport;$220 for 64 Pages passport
  • When a replacement is given for the third time within a period of 5 years: $180 for 32 pages passport;$330 for 64 Pages passport