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How to get a Ethiopian Passport

To travel to any country, a Ethiopian national (ordinary citizen) must first apply for an ordinary (regular) passport.

New Ethiopian Passport applicants must fulfil the following requirements.

  1. Prepare all the required documents for this service.

  • Valid Kebele Identity card and authenticated Birth certificate.

  1. If you are applying for Urgent Services, you must have:

  • Medical letter

  • Scholarship and DV

  • Letter from authorized organization

  • Foreign residence permit

  • invitation paper

  • Urgent travel for Work

  • Travel for compassionate reason

  1. Check the service fee for new Passport

  • 64 pages passport – 2186 Birr (fee)

  • 32 Pages passport – 600 Birr (fee)

  • For urgent: Additional 100% payment of the requested documents

  1. Scan all the required documents and resize them according to the guidelines.

  2. Payment will be through online and banks using the payment code generated after the application form submitted.

  3. After you apply for the service, you must print the last page which has your appointment and delivery date and time. Take the paper with you to your appointment.

  4. When you come to the office on the appointment date, you need to make sure that:

  • You have the appointment paper with you

  • You have all the original required documents with you. These should be the same documents that you uploaded with the Online Application.

  • If you are applying as an applicant, you should come yourself. Proxy Applications are not allowed and acceptable. If you are applying as a guardian or parent, you have to accompany the child/toddler.



Immigration and Citizenship Services – FDRE
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Phone: 8133 (free call)
Google map url: Main Department For Immigration & Nationality Affairs - Foreigner’s and Consular Services Department

Branch offices phone/Telephone address (Regional):

Bahirdar: Phone-058226373, Fax-00582264022
Mekelle: Phone-0344416772, Fax-0344409291
Dessie: Phone-0331122581, Fax-0331123837
Semera: Phone-0333662077, Fax-0336660282
Diredawa: Phone-0251112497, Fax-0251117880
Adama: Phone, 0222126637, Fax-0222128463
Jigjiga: Phone-…., Fax-0252782038
Hawasa: Phone-0462214223, Fax-0462213143
Jimma: Phone-0471116745, Fax-0471121228