Ethiopian Origin ID Cards

In order to obtain Ethiopian Origin ID card, the applicant must complete an application form and follow the steps below. Please note that all applicants are required to pick up the ID cards in person at the Consular Services at the embassy.

Ethiopian Origin ID cards are valid for five years. If not renewed in time (in a year),it will be considered as if it were returned.

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. legalized Birth certificate).

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

• A completed Application form for Ethiopian Origin ID. Name should appear both in English and in Amharic alphabets. Click here to download the form.
• A valid passport from the country of naturalization;
• two copies of old Ethiopian passport with the first three pages; or legalized birth certificate; and other testimonials as may be request by the consular officer;
• Payment of Euro 400.00 in cash;
• Four passport-size recent colour photographs;
• Finger prints (to be taken at the embassy);
• Provided that all the necessary requirements have been fulfilled, it may take sometime between 4-6 weeks;

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 meet the following requirements.

• Submit two copies completed of application form. Click here to download the form.
• Two Copies of a valid passport;
• Payment of $500.00 in money order, Cashiers Check, Certified bank check payable to Embassy of Ethiopia.
• Two copies of Marriage Certificate. (The marriage should be valid for at least two years prior to the date of the application);
• Four passport size recent colour photographs;
• Finger prints (to be taken at the embassy);
• Provided that all the necessary requirements have been fulfilled, it may take sometime between 4-6 weeks;

Renewal of Ethiopian Origin ID card

• Existing Ethiopian Origin ID Card;
• A copy of valid passport;
• A completed the application form . Click here to download the form.
• Service fee of Euro 200.00 in cash;

Replacing a Lost or Damaged ID card

• Two copies of a valid Passport;
• Two copies of documents presented at first application;
• Two copies of the application form. Click here to download the form.
• Attestation from a local police;
• Payment of Euro 240.00 in cash;
• Four passport size recent colour pictures;
• Finger prints (to be taken at the embassy);
• Provided that all the necessary requirements have been fulfilled, it may take sometime between 4-6 weeks;