Ethiopian Passport
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Renewing an Ethiopian Passport


If your Ethiopian passport has expired and you wish to renew it, please read the following information carefully.


Until further notice, all applications must be made by post.

1. 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:

    • Name
    • Service Requested (e.g Passport Renewal)
    • Postal Address
    • Telephone Number
  • Two copies of expiring/expired Ethiopian Passport
  • Two copies of Residence Permit or Visa
  • Two recent passport-sized colour photographs.

    Two recent passport-sized 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.

Fees and Payment

2. Fees and Payment

Upon receipt of your application, a consular officer will contact you to take payment over the phone.

We kindly request that you do not contact the Consular Department to make payment.

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. 

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.
Type of Travel Document No. of Pages Fee
Diplomatic Passport 32 Gratis
Service Passport 32 Gratis
Ordinary Passport 32 £48.00
Type of Travel Document
Diplomatic Passport
No. of Pages 32
Type of Travel Document
Service Passport
No. of Pages 32
Type of Travel Document
Ordinary Passport
No. of Pages 32
Required Documents

3. Submitting your application to the Embassy

All applications must be made by post.

Please submit your application to the following address:

Consular Department
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 passport to you following issue.

Please make sure that you enclose all the required documents.

Please allow 10 working days for your application to reach us before attempting to contact us. If after 10 working days you have still not been contacted, please call us on 0207 838 3898

Please note that…

  • The 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
  • Processing only starts after we have received all necessary documents (original with two copies) and payments
Fees and Payment
Processing Times

4. Processing times and return of passport

As Ethiopian Passports 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 passport to you by post, using the pre-paid self-addressed return envelope you enclosed with your original application, when it has been issued.