Ethiopian ID card application form




       Ethiopian Origin ID Cards
In order to obtain an Ethiopian Origin ID Card, please complete an application form and follow the instructions
Ethiopian Origin ID Cards are valid for five years. Please renew your ID card before the expiry date.
You do not have to apply for a visa if you have a valid Ethiopian Origin ID card
Finger print is mandatory to have Ethiopian Origin ID Card. But those who have already submitted their finger prints upon receipt of an electronic ID card earlier are not required to submit their finger prints again.
The Embassy also advise all applicants to submit their applications AT LEAST 60 DAYS AHEAD of their planned travel date or prior to applying for any other services that require a valid Ethiopian Origin ID Card
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.
A. Requirements for foreign nationals of Ethiopian Origin to obtain Ethiopian Origin ID Card
Fill out and submit two copies of Application forms.
Two copies of valid passport from the country of naturalization. The passport must be valid at least for 6 months.
Two copies of Supporting documents showing Ethiopian Origin
Two copies of your old Ethiopian Passport (make sure to attach the pages which shows your name, your picture, date of issue and expiration date of the passport); or
Two copies of Birth certificate which is authenticated through Ethiopian Ministry of Foreign Affairs; or
Two copies of Court document authenticated by Ministry of Foreign Affairs showing that you are the legal inheritor. The inheritor should be the son/daughter of biological parents who are/were Ethiopians; or
Two copies of adoption court document. 
The document should be authenticated by Ministry of Foreign Affairs. 
 The adoption document must show that the adoptee was given to the adopter by Ethiopian parents and the adoptee even him/herself was an Ethiopian at the time of the adoption; or Two copies of court document showing Ethiopian origin. 
The document should be authenticated by Ministry of Foreign Affairs; or
Two copies of court document showing that one of the applicant’s parents or grandparents were Ethiopians. The document should be authenticated by Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Finger print of the Applicant (original and a copy)
Three (3) recent, color passport size Photographs (with white background and the name of the applicant at the back of the photograph);
Payment of $200.00 payable to the Permanent Mission of Ethiopia bank account in Swiss franc
A self-addressed return envelope 
B. Holder of Ethiopian Origin ID card who applied for Ethiopian Origin ID Card for their Spouse
Fill out and submit two copies of application form. Click here to download the form.
Two copies of valid passport of the spouse in question. The passport must be valid at least for 6 months.
Two copies of marriage certificate. The marriage certificate should be authenticated through Ethiopian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (If the marriage took place in Ethiopia) or authenticated through Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA).  If the marriage took place in Swiss or other countries). The marriage should be valid for at least two years prior to the date of the application’s submission.
The Ethiopian Origin ID Card is given only to Couples who can sign and submit a pledge form stating that their marriage is still valid. 
Two copies of valid Ethiopian Origin ID Card of the Applicant.
Three (3) recent, color passport size photographs (with white background and name of the spouse in question at the back of the photograph).
Finger print of the spouse in question (original and a copy), you can use ours.
Payment of $200 in Swiss franc to the Permanent Mission of Ethiopia. 
A self-addressed return envelope (if the application is made by post).
 C. Ethiopian Origin IDs for for monors ( below 18 years old)
  To obtain the Ethiopian Origin ID Cards for minors, the application shall be brought by their legal reperesentatives.
 The follwing documents  shall be brought with the application.
  a.  Authenticated birth certificate of the child  i.e authenticated by the Ministry Foreign Affairs the issuing State 
  b. valid passport of the child
  c. The legal representative Ethiopian Origin ID Card and,
   d. Two 4x3 recent photogaraphs of the child which show his/her faces clearly   
D. Renewal of Ethiopian Origin ID card
A person who wishes to renew Ethiopian Origin ID card should follow the steps outlined below. Fill out two copies of the application form.
Present your existing Ethiopian Origin ID Card with two copies of it.
Additional document showing Ethiopian Origin:
Two copies of Birth certificate which is authenticated through Ethiopian Ministry of Foreign Affairs; or
Attach two copies of your old Ethiopian passport. Please make sure to attach the pages which shows your name, your picture, date of issue and expiration date of the passport; or
Two copies of document authenticated by Ministry of Foreign Affairs showing that you are the legal inheritor. The inheritor should be the son/daughter of biological parents who are/were Ethiopians; or
Two copies of adoption court document. The document should be authenticated by Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The adoption document must show that the adoptee was given to the adopter by Ethiopian parents and the adoptee even him/herself was an Ethiopian at the time of the adoption; or
Two copies of court document showing Ethiopian origin. The document should be authenticated by Ministry of Foreign Affairs; or
Two copies of court document showing that one of the applicant’s parents or grandparents were Ethiopians. The document should be authenticated by Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Two copies of Valid Passport. The passport must be valid at least for 6 months.
Three (3) recent, color passport size Photographs (with white background and the name of the applicant at the back of the photograph);
If the Ethiopian Origin ID Card was issued through marriage, the couple should sign and submit a pledge form stating that their marriage is still valid and should present two copies of valid Ethiopian Origin ID Card of the spouse.
Finger print of the Applicant (original and a copy. Those who have already submitted a fingerprint upon receipt of an electronic Ethiopian Origin ID Card earlier are not required to submit again. However if you have yellow (manual) card, submitting a fingerprint is mandatory.
Payment of $200 in Swiss franc to the Permanent Mission of Ethiopia. 
A self-addressed return Envelope (if the application is made by post). 
E. Replacing a Lost ID Card
A person who wishes to obtain a replacement of lost ID card should follow the steps outlined below.
Fill out two copies of the application form.
Two copies of a lost Ethiopian Origin ID Card (if applicable).
An application letter stating the loss of Ethiopian ID card. Please state the Date and Place of Issue of the lost ID card on your letter.
Additional document showing Ethiopian Origin:
Two copies of Birth certificate which is authenticated through Ethiopian Ministry of Foreign Affairs; or
Attach two copies of your old Ethiopian passport. Please make sure to attach the pages which shows your name, your picture, date of issue and expiration date of the passport; or
Two copies of document authenticated by Ministry of Foreign Affairs showing that you are the legal inheritor. The inheritor should be the son/daughter of biological parents who are/were Ethiopians; or
Two copies of adoption court document. The document should be authenticated by Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The adoption document must show that the adoptee was given to the adopter by Ethiopian parents and the adoptee even him/herself was an Ethiopian at the time of the adoption; or
Two copies of court document showing Ethiopian origin. The document should be authenticated by Ministry of Foreign Affairs; or
Two copies of court document showing that one of the applicant’s parents or grandparents were Ethiopians. The document should be authenticated by Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Two copies of a Valid Passport. The passport must be valid at least for 6 months.
If the Ethiopian Origin ID Card was issued through marriage, the couple should sign and submit a pledge form stating that their marriage is still valid and should present two copies of valid Ethiopian Origin ID Card of the spouse.
Finger print of the Applicant (original and a copy), you can use ours. Those who have already submitted a fingerprint upon receipt of an electronic Ethiopian Origin ID Card earlier are not required to submit again. However if you have yellow (manual) card, submitting a fingerprint is mandatory.
Three (3) recent, colored photographs of size 3×4 cm with white background and name of the applicant at the back of the photograph.
Payment of $200 in Swiss franc to the Permanent Mission of Ethiopia.
Replacement of a lost ID Card for the first time $240;
Replacement of a lost ID Card for the Second time $300;
Replacement of a lost ID card for the third time and more $400.
A self-addressed return envelope (if the application is made by post).
E. Replacing a Wornout / Damaged ID card
A person who wishes to obtain a replacement of Wornout / Damaged ID card should follow the steps outlined below.
Fill out two copies of the application form..
Two copies of Valid Passport. The passport must be valid at least for 6 months.
Two copies of the wornout / damaged Ethiopian Origin ID Card.
Finger print of the Applicant (original and a copy), you can use ours.
Two (2) recent, color passport size photographs (with white background and name of the applicant at the back of the photograph).
Payment of $220 payable to the Permanent Mission of Ethiopian
A self-addressed return envelope (if the application is made by post).


Permanent Mission of Ethiopia to the United Nations Office at Geneva 
and Other International Organizations in Switzerland
56, Rue de Moillebeau
P.O. Box 338 
1211 Geneva 19 


Account details:
Account Name: Permanent Mission of Ethiopia
UBS Account No.: 0279 C811 6140 0
IBAN: CH06 0027 9279 C811 6140 0
BIC/SWIFT: UBSWCHZH80A

Email- consular@ethiopianmission.ch












~Download Pdf Ethiopian origin ID card application form.pdf
~Download Pdf Renewal of Ethiopian Origin ID application form.pdf
~Download Pdf Fingerprint-capturing-form.pdf
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