Ethiopian Origin ID Cards
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Renewing an Ethiopian Origin ID card

 

If you wish to renew your expired Ethiopian Origin ID card, you must follow the steps outlined.

 

If your Ethiopian Origin ID card expired more than 6 months, you must attach a note explaining the reason why you did not renew your ID card on time.

 

All applications must be made in person at the Embassy as you will be required to provide fingerprints.

 

You do not require an appointment to apply for a ID card at the Embassy.

1. Gather the required documents

You are required to submit the following documents in support of your application.

  • Two copies of most recent Ethiopian Origin ID Card.
  • Two copies of your passport.

    Two copies of your passport from the country of naturalization.

    Your passport must be valid at least for 6 months.

    Please note that we cannot process your application unless you submit a valid passport.

  • Two passport-size recent colour photographs.

    Two passport-size recent colour photographs (with white background).

    The photograph should be full face without sunglasses, hat or other head covering unless for ethnic or religious reasons.

    Please write your name on the back of the photograph in BLOCK CAPITAL letters.

    Please note that we may not accept photographs that do not meet these specifications.

  • A signed Affidavit of Marital Status & two copies of a valid Ethiopian Origin ID Card of the principal applicant.

    If your Ethiopian Origin ID Card was issued through marriage, you are required to submit a signed Affidavit of Marital Status , stating your marriage is still valid.

    You must also submit two copies of a valid Ethiopian Origin ID Card of the principal applicant.

  • Any other documents, if applicable, in support of your application.

    For example, if your Ethiopian Origin ID card was previously issued under a different name, and you have since changed your name by enrolled deed poll under UK law, you will be required to submit a notarised deed poll legalised by the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

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Fees and Payment

2. Fees and Payment

The correct fee must be enclosed with your application.

The Consular Section only accepts credit and debit card payments for all Consular Services. Payments by cash, postal orders or banker’s draft are no longer accepted. 

Payment by cheque or any means other than those stated above, cannot be accepted. We do not accept cash.
The processing fee is non-refundable.
Validity Fee
Renewal of an expired I.D. Card 5 years £167.00
Renewal of an expired I.D. Card for Children (under 18 years) 5 years £17.00

Renewal of an expired I.D. Card
Renewal of an expired I.D. Card

Renewal of an expired I.D. Card for Children (under 18 years)
Renewal of an expired I.D. Card for Children (under 18 years)
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Submission

3. Submitting your application to the Embassy

All applications must be made in person at the Embassy as you will be required to provide fingerprints.

You may submit your application at any time during the Consular Section’s working hours. See the opening hours for further information.

You do not require an appointment to submit your application

If you wish to add children (under 18) to your ID card, you will be required to present two copies of a legal document showing your relationship (i.e. a legalised Birth certificate).

Please make sure that you bring all the required documents.

 

Please note that…

  • The ID Card processing fee is non-refundable
  • Paperwork submitted in a manner different from the above will not be accepted
  • ID card processing starts only after we have collected all necessary documents (original with two copies) and payments
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Processing Times

4. Processing times and return of I.D.

As Ethiopian I.D. cards are issued in Ethiopia, please be aware that it may take up to three months to process your application. 

The Consular Section will notify you when your ID card has been issued.

All applicants are required to collect their ID cards in person at the Consular Section.

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