Part II. Requirements to Receive
Identification Card of Ethiopian Origin
- Interested foreign nationals
of Ethiopian origin are entitled to receive the ID card as per
proclamation No 270/2002 .
- Children under
18 can enjoy the same right once their name appear in their parents
ID card of Ethiopian origin. A spouse of foreign national of Ethiopian
origin, if wish so, can also receive the ID card
- The holder of
the ID card can enjoy every right like other citizens with the
exception of political right. (For more information refer the
- Forms that should
be used for application are available at the Honorary Consulate
Offices. The Embassy can make them available to individual applicants
Privileges given to the Holder of the ID Card of Foreign Nationals
of Ethiopian Origin
The holder shall:
- not be required to have
an entry visa or residence permit to live in Ethiopia;
- have the right
to be employed in Ethiopia without a work permit;
- not be subjected
to the exclusion that applies to foreign nationals regarding coverage
of pension scheme under the relevant pension law,
- have the right to be considered
as domestic investor to invest in Ethiopia under Investment law
imposed on foreigners regarding the utilization of Economic, Social
and Administrative Services shall not be applicable to the holder
of the ID card.
- Applicant should
fill two copies of Form1 with three photos (3x4 sizes) and submit
it together with supportive documents that prove his claim.
These documents include
copy of Ethiopian passport the applicant had previously
or birth certificate,
copy of parent¡¯s ID card,
letter of testimony from office of Kebele council where applicant¡¯s parents
reside or used to reside in Ethiopia; and,
any document including educational credential,
bank book or others that help to establish the applicant¡¯s origin.
- Form 2 should
be filled if the applicant is spouse of foreign national of Ethiopian
origin .The first part of the statement in Form 2 should be filled
out and signed by the holder of the ID card whose spouse is applying
to get ID card.
- The supporting
documents have to be authenticated (by Honorary Consulate offices)
or our Embassy. Any document that would be brought from Ethiopia
as supporting document like a document given by local administration
(kebele) should be certified by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
- Two copies of
the application forms, authenticated supporting documents together
with an application letter should be sent to the Ethiopian Embassy
in Beijing for verification.
When the documents
are accepted, the applicant would be notified of the Embassy¡¯s decision.
The applicant should then transfer to Embassy¡®s account in Beijing
500 USD dollar .
The required Bank commission
should be borne by the applicant. The applicant then should send
bank deposit receipt together with his/her valid passport to the
The newly issued Identity
Card together with the applicant¡¯s passport (on which a stamp will
be affixed) will then be sent back to the applicant.