Ethiopian Origin ID Card

Ethiopian Origin ID Cards

In order to obtain an Ethiopian Origin ID Card, please complete an application form and follow the instructions

General Information

  • In the past, all applicants were required to pick up the ID card in person at the Embassy. However, to give good services for the customer, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has amended this directive so that you can receive your Id card by mail.
  • 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 45 DAYS AHEAD of their planned travel date or prior to applying for any other services that require a valid Ethiopian Origin ID Card.
  • A birth certificate or a registration document submitted to The Embassy must be written in English or should be accompanied by official translation.
  • For applicant who would like to apply by post, applications must be sent via mail with an envelope which has a Reference Number. The applicant must enclose a self-addressed, prepaid return envelope. The Embassy does not accept any payment for postage. Hence, applicants don’t need to pay for postage and must send an envelope.

N.B : For Applicants who could not use the ‘International coupon’, kindly advised to use a system on Postnord. Accordingly, applicants may use the following link and should attach the slip with your document in the envelop.  Page: www.postnord.se privat —– skicka —— kop frakt online      or      Just click on https://portal.postnord.com/skickadirekt/#/

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

  1. Fill out and submit two copies of Application forms.
  2. Two copies of valid passport from the country of naturalization. The passport must be valid more than 6 months.
  3. Two copies of Supporting documents showing Ethiopian Origin.

3.1  If your old Ethiopian Passport was manual (Blue), Please attach Two copies of it (make sure to attach the pages which shows your name, your picture, date of issue and expiration date of the passport) and two copies of Birth certificate which is authenticated through Ethiopian Ministry of Foreign Affairs; or

3.2  If your old Ethiopian Passport was machine-readable (Burgundy), Please attach Two copies of it (make sure to attach the pages which shows your name, your picture, date of issue and expiration date of the passport); or

3.3  Two copies of Birth certificate which is authenticated through Ethiopian Ministry of Foreign Affairs; or

3.4  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

3.5  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

3.6  Two copies of the court document showing Ethiopian origin. The document should be authenticated by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Addis Ababa; or

3.7  Two copies of the court document showing that one of the applicant’s parents or grandparents were Ethiopians. The document should be authenticated by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Addis Ababa.

4      A fingerprint of the Applicant in person or if there is a personal problem (original and a copy). Please go to the nearest police station or to the companies authorized to take fingerprints. We prefer to have your fingerprint on their Fingerprint capture form. If not, you can use ours.

5      Three (3) recent, color passport size Photographs (with white background and the name of the applicant at the back of the photograph);

6      Payment of 2072.00SEK (Sweden kroner) for adult, 208.00 SEC /for underage/, payable in cash if it is at the Embassy or to the Embassy of Ethiopia Account in advance.

7      If it is by mail, a self-addressed return Envelope with sufficient prepaid return envelope.

B. Renewal of Ethiopian Origin ID Card

A person who wishes to renew the Ethiopian Origin ID card should follow the steps outlined below.

  1. Fill out two copies of the application form. .
  2. Present your existing Ethiopian Origin ID Card with two copies of it.
  3. Additional document showing Ethiopian Origin:
    • Two copies of a Birth certificate which is authenticated through Ethiopian Ministry of Foreign AffairsAddis Abba; Attach Two copies of your old Ethiopian passport (blue or Burgundy Color). Please make sure to attach the pages which show your name, your picture, date of issue and expiration date of the passport; or
    • Two copies of document authenticated by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs showing that you are the legal inheritor. The inheritor should be the son/daughter of biological parents who are/ was Ethiopians; or
    • Two copies of the adoption court document. The document should be authenticated by the 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 the court document showing Ethiopian origin. The document should be authenticated by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs; or
    • Two copies of the court document showing that one of the applicant’s parents or grandparents were Ethiopians. The document should be authenticated by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Addis Ababa.
  1. Two copies of Valid Passport. The passport must be valid at least for more than 6 months.
  2. Three (3) recent, color passport size Photographs (with white background and the name of the applicant at the back of the photograph);
  3. 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 (Click here to download the form) and should present two copies of valid Ethiopian Origin ID Card of the spouse.(temporarily suspended)
  4. A fingerprint of the Applicant (original and a copy). Please go to the nearest police station or to the companies authorized to take fingerprints. We prefer to have your fingerprint on their Fingerprint capture form. If not you can use ours  (click here to download the form). 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 a yellow (manual) card, submitting a fingerprint is mandatory.

8      Payment of 2072.00 SEK (Sweden kroner). Payments should be made in the form of cash at the Embassy or to the Ethiopian Embassy Account in advance

9      For applicant using mail system, a self-addressed return Envelope with sufficient prepaid return envelope.

C. Replacing a Lost ID Card

A person who wishes to obtain a replacement of lost ID card should follow the steps outlined below.

  1. Fill out two copies of the application form.
  2. Two copies of a lost Ethiopian Origin ID Card (if applicable).
  3. 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.
  4. Additional document showing Ethiopian Origin:
    • Two copies of a Birth certificate which is authenticated through Ethiopian Ministry of Foreign Affairs; or
    • Attach Two copies of your old Ethiopian passport (blue or burgundy color). Please make sure to attach the pages which show your name, your picture, date of issue and expiration date of the passport; or
    • Two copies of document authenticated by the 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 the adoption court document. The document should be authenticated by the 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 the court document showing Ethiopian origin. The document should be authenticated by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Addis Ababa; or
    • Two copies of the court document showing that one of the applicant’s parents or grandparents were Ethiopians. The document should be authenticated by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

5. Two copies of a Valid Passport. The passport must be valid at least for 6 months.

6. 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 (Click here to download the form) and should present two copies of valid Ethiopian Origin ID Card of the spouse. ( temporarily suspended)

7. A fingerprint of the Applicant (original and a copy) in person. if there is personal problem Please go to the nearest police station or to the companies authorized to take fingerprints. We prefer to have your fingerprint on their Fingerprint capture form. If not you can use ours (click here to download the form). 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 a yellow (manual) card, submitting a fingerprint is mandatory

8. Three (3) recent, colored photographs of size 3×4 cm with white background and name of the applicant at the back of the photograph.

9. Payments should be made in the form of cash at the Embassy or to the Ethiopian Embassy Account in advance ;

    • Replacement of a lost ID Card for the first time 2,486.00 SEK ;
    • Replacement of a lost ID Card for the Second time 3,107.00 SEK;
    • Replacement of a lost ID Card for the third time and more 4,143.0 SEK

10. For applicant using mail system, a self-addressed return Envelope with sufficient prepaid return envelope.

D. A holder of Ethiopian Origin ID card who applied for Ethiopian Origin ID Card for their Spouse (Temporarily suspended)

  1. Fill out and submit two copies of application form.
  2. Two copies of valid passport of the spouse in question. The passport must be valid at least for more than 6 months.
  3. Two copies of the marriage certificate. The marriage certificate should be authenticated through Ethiopian Ministry of Foreign Affairs Addis Ababa (If the marriage took place in Ethiopia) or authenticated through Benelux countries (If the marriage took place in the Benelux countries). The marriage should be valid for at least two years prior to the date of the application’s submission.
  4. 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.
  5. Two copies of valid Ethiopian Origin ID Card of the Applicant.
  6. Five (5) recent, color passport size photographs (with white background and name of the spouse in question at the back of the photograph).
  7. A fingerprint of the spouse in question (original and a copy) in person. If there is a personal problem please go to the nearest police station or to the companies authorized to take fingerprints. We prefer to have your fingerprint on their Fingerprint capture form. If not you can use ours
  8. For applicant using mail system .A self addressed return envelope which has a tracking

E. Replacing a worn-out/Damaged ID Card

A person who wishes to obtain a replacement of Worn out / Damaged ID card should follow the steps outlined below.

  1. Fill out two copies of the application form.
  2. Two copies of Valid Passport. The passport must be valid at least for 6 months.
  3. Two copies of the worn-out/damaged Ethiopian Origin ID Card.
  4. A fingerprint of the Applicant (original and a copy). Please go to the nearest police station or to the companies authorized to take fingerprints. We prefer to have your fingerprint on their Fingerprint capture form. If not, you can use ours
  5. Three (3) recent, color passport size photographs (with white background and name of the applicant at the back of the photograph).
  6. Payment of 2072.00 SEK. Payments should be made in the form of cash at the Embassy or to the Ethiopian Embassy Account in advance
  7. For applicant using mail system, a self-addressed return Envelope with sufficient prepaid return envelope.

 

Please refer to the information below in Amharic language

Guidline for Ethiopian Origin ID Applicants

Ethiopian ID card checklist

Ethiopian Origin ID Card forms 

Application form for the issuance of origin ID Application form for renewa of ID Finger Print capturing form (1) Application form for the spouse of Foreign Nationals of Ethiopia Origin Application for returnng of Ethiopian Origin ID Application form for lost, mutilated or data correction of ID የጋብቻ ሁኔታ ማረጋገጫ በአመልካች ባለቤት የሚሞላ የጋብቻ ሁኔታ ማረጋገጫ በአመልካች የሚሞላ

Payment Information

  • Payment must be made to:-

For applicant living in Sweden

Bank Giro no. 521-8235 write message instead of OCR No. OR

SEB Bank IBAN No. SE575000 0000 0527 7110 6248, Bic-Code ESSESESS

 For Applicant living outside of Sweden

IBAN Account number: -  SE 575 000 0000 05277 110 6248

BIC / S.W.F.T   Address: – ESSESESS

Skandinaviska Eskilda Banken /SEB/

 * Please be informed that all connecting bank charges relating to service fees are to be deducted separately from your account.

 Payment Fees:-

 

Type of Documents Duration of service

SEK

Adults 5 years 2072.00
Children Below 18 years of Age 208.00
Replacement of an Expired Identification Card 2072.00
Replacement of a Lost Identification Card for the first time 2,486.00
Replacement of a lost Identification Card for the Second time 3,107.00
Replacement of a Lost Identification Card for the Third or more time 4,143.0

 

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