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.
Until further notice, all applications must be made by post.
1. Gather the required documents
You are required to submit the following documents in support of your application.
Personal Details and Service Request Note
Please include the following details as a covering note for your application:
- Service Requested (e.g ID Card Renewal)
- Postal Address
- Telephone Number
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.
2. Fees and Payment
Upon receipt of your application, a consular officer will contact you to take payment over the phone.
The Consular Section only accepts credit and debit card payments for all Consular Services. Payments by American Express, cash, postal orders or banker’s draft are not accepted.
|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)|
3. Submitting your application to the Embassy
All applications must be made by post.
Please submit your application to the following address:
Embassy of Ethiopia
17 Princes Gate
Please ensure that you enclose a pre-paid self addressed return by Special Delivery envelope to allow us to return your new ID card to you following issue.
If you wish to add children (under 18) to your ID card, you will be required to include two copies of a legal document showing your relationship (i.e. a legalised Birth certificate).
Please make sure that you enclose 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
- Due to COVID-19, your application could take longer than usual to reach the Embassy
- ID card processing starts only after we have received all necessary documents (original with two copies) and payments
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. Due to COVID-19, some applications may take longer to process than normal.
The Consular Section will return your new ID card to you by post, using the pre-paid self-addressed return envelope you enclosed with your original application, when it has been issued.
we appreciate your help.