You can get certain official documents legalised or authenticated by the Embassy in order to use them in Ethiopia.
1. Documents that can be authenticated at the Embassy
Birth or Marriage certificates, Educational qualifications, Driving licenses and other similar documents.
As well as Court decisions and orders, and other pecuniary documents.
UK Documents must first be authorised and stamped by the Legalisation Office of the Foreign and Commonwealth office in London.
Ethiopian Documents must first be authenticated by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Ethiopia.
Documents that have not been issued in the UK or Ethiopia must be authenticated by the governing body of the country where the documents were issued.
The original document and its copy must be presented to the Consular Section either in person or via post. If submitting by post, please ensure that you enclose a pre-paid self-addressed return envelope to allow us to return your documents to you.
You do not require an appointment to submit your documents at the Embassy
3. Fees and Payment
The correct fee must be submitted with your documents. The fee listed is per seal.
Non-Business Documentation (Marriage Certificates, Educational Certificates, Driving Licenses etc…)
- Ethiopian Passport and I.D. card holders – £49.00
- British/Other passports – £75.00
Business Documentation (Registration Certificates, Articles of Associations etc…)
- Ethiopian Passport and I.D. card holders – £52.00
- British/Other passports – £79.00
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.
4. Submit your documents at the Embassy
Our legalisation service takes place on Mondays and Wednesdays only, from 9.00am – 3.00pm.
You do not require an appointment to submit your documents.
5. Processing times and return of documents
Documents are usually processed within three working days. Some, however, may take longer.
At the time you submit your documents, you will be notified when to return to collect your documents.
If you wish for your documents to be returned to you by post, please provide a pre-paid self-addressed return Special Delivery envelope.
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