Issuance of Diplomatic ID Card in Ethiopia

Issuing Authority

Ministry of the Foreign Affairs

Issuance of Diplomatic ID Card

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs provides the service of issuance of Diplomatic ID Cards, which serve as residence permit, to diplomats, staffs of international/ continental organizations and their dependents from countries and organizations with which the country has signed Memorandum of Understanding (MOU).

Service Description

The Ministry provides the service of issuance of issuance of Diplomatic ID Cards, which serve as residence permit, to diplomats, staffs of international/ continental organizations and their dependents. The types and color of Diplomatic ID Cards vary depending on the type of person or position of the bearer of the Diplomatic ID Cards. i.e.,

  • Green Diplomatic ID Cards to Ambassadors and Regional Directors of International/ Continental Organizations
  • Blue Diplomatic ID Cards to Diplomats and Directors of International/ Continental Organizations
  • Red Diplomatic ID Cards to Staffs of International/ Continental Organizations
  • White Diplomatic ID Cards to Dependents of diplomats staffs of International/ Continental Organizations
  • Yellow Diplomatic ID Cards to Personal assistants of diplomats
  • Gray Diplomatic ID Cards to Honorary Council Members

The issued Diplomatic ID Cards are valid for 4 years duration for Ambassadors and 2 years for Diplomats and other dependants.

Customers who want to get the service of issuance of Diplomatic ID Cards should:

  • Fill and submit Diplomatic ID Request form;
  • Attach Official service requesting letter, Note Verbale, signed by authorized higher official of service requesting embassy or international/continental organization;
  • Attach employment contract,  if the customer is coming to Ethiopia being employee of international/continental organization;
  • Attach Diplomatic ID Card of staff of International/ Continental Organizations, if the Diplomatic ID Card is requested for dependant of the staff of International/ Continental Organizations;
  • Attach Passport which shows the expiry date of the passport and entry visa
  • Attach Photograph of bearer of the Diplomatic ID Cards.

Diplomatic ID Request Form

Nationality of Applicant

Full Address of Applicant(Emb/Org)

Profession of Applicant

Type of Passport

Designation Function or Title of Applicant

Gender of Applicant

MaleFemale

Passport Number

Issuance Date of Passport

Validity Date of Passport

Date of Entry of Applicant to Ethiopia

Duration of Stay of Applicant in Ethiopia

Height of Applicant

Special Mark of Applicant

Number of Family Members of Applicant

Surname of Applicant

Embassy/Org

Given Name of Applicant

Date of Birth

Visa type

Position

Attachment

Note Verbale

Passport/ visa with entry date stamp / Showing passport personal information and date of entry (prefer PDF)

Photograph Image only (JPG,PNG)

Employment Contract Agreement

sponsor’s ID Card

Scanned Requester Signature   Attach Image only (JPG,PNG)

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