Apply for Ethiopian Passport Online

How to apply for Ethiopian Passport online easily?

Ethiopia Immigration, Nationality and Vital Events Agency (INVEA) is a government organization that able to process Ethiopian nationality passports. Besides, the agency processes the registration of vital events like marriage, birth, and death of the Ethiopian nation. So, what are you looking for? Would you like to learn more about the vital events of Ethiopia? Do you want further information about Ethiopian Passport Services? Do you want to apply for an Ethiopian passport online?

Certainly, many peoples are looking for passport renewal, passport data corrections, and passport replacement from abroad. But the challenges are lack of helping information to process online application.

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Moreover, the INVEA has nine branches in different locations of Ethiopia to deliver Passport services. INVEA provides services to new Ethiopian Passport, Urgent services, passport data correction, and replacement for the damaged, expired, lost, and page run out the passport. So, each of inquires of Passport Services has its own specific requirements, application form, and passport services processing fee.

In other words, why do you want to apply for an Ethiopian Passport? Based on your need, you can select the category of requesting a schedule for an appointment. Before starting the schedule for the appointment, prepare the originals and photocopies of the required documents to apply for an Ethiopian passport. Hence, what are the documents required to apply for an Ethiopian Passport?

Requirements to New applicants of Ethiopian Passport

If you are a new applicant to New Ethiopian Passport, you must fulfill the following requirements. All the documents MUST have originals, and valid. When you apply, please don’t forget to attach these documents.

  • Kebele Identification Card (ID)
  • Birth Certificate
  • Personal Appearance
  • Supporting Documents ( for urgent cases)

How do I schedule an online appointment?

Scheduling of online appointment has four steps:

Step 1: Selecting Application Site. When selecting an application site, it is recommendable to select the branch office of INVEA nearby to where you issued your ID.

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Step 2: Select an available date to visit INVEA to passport services where you selected the site. Don’t forget to select an appropriate time from morning or afternoon.

apply for Ethiopian passport

Step 3: Fill in Your Personal Information as mentioned in your Birth Certificate and Identification Card. Requirements with a strike (*) are important, but some information is additional about your personality. Moreover, upload a personal image, ID, and Birth Certificate documents, which should be less than 1MB. While upload supporting documents, scan all documents with the required size and quality.

apply for Ethiopian passport
apply for Ethiopian passport

Step 4: This is Summary sheet to check the information you are going to submit. Before you submit the final application form, check all the information one more to be sure.

apply for Ethiopian passport

Step 5: Payment is the last step of requesting a schedule for an appointment. Choose the bank and payment method to process the service fee. The service fee of the passport is 600 ETB. It should process the payment within 48 hrs. Don’t forget to print the document for your reference. Moreover, the printed application form helps you with the payment purpose.

apply for Ethiopian passport
apply for Ethiopian passport

For any further inquiry and clarification, call on 8133 or email: [email protected] If you don’t have time or internet access, internet cafes found around INVEA in Addis Ababa fill the application forms on behalf of you. So, the applicants and representatives should go to these places in person.

How to Apply for Ethiopian Passport Renewal Online

Similarly, the renewal of an Ethiopian Passport requires an online appointment. The steps and procedures of the online appointments are the same as the applicants for new passport applicants. But the difference is the required document. So, what are the required documents to apply for the renewal of the passport?

Requirements to Renewal, a page run out, damaged, or Expired of Ethiopian Passport

Renewal or replacement of Ethiopian Passport like expired, damaged, and page runout passports require the following conditions:

  • Copy of the expired Passport’s information page
  • Service free 600 ETB

Requirements to apply for the Lost, or Stolen Ethiopian Passport

Lost or stolen passport replacement require the following documents. Therefore, prepare these documents before you apply.

  • Kebele Identification Card
  • Policy Evidence Letter (then, apply to the immigration office with the online application)
  • Copy of the lost or stolen Passport’s information page (if you have the copy)
  • Service free 600 ETB

Requirements to apply for the Change of Ethiopia Passport data

Data correction of the Ethiopian passport requires the following documents: So, the scanned copies of these documents are important for application.

  • Court Evidence Letter
  • Copy of the Passport’s information page
How can I pay for the online application of Passport?

When you complete the online application, select the payment option and bank. Commercial Bank of Ethiopia (CBE) and Bank of Abyssinia are available banks. Besides, the POS and Amole payment methods help to access other banks’ accounts. The payment amount varies based on the service you request. For instance, the payment adds 50% of the regular price to the urgent services. The price of 64 pages passport is higher than 32 pages passport. The payment of the penalty for the lost passport is also additional.

On the other hand, all payments are online and by banks using the payment code created after submitting the application form. The agency will not accept payments in cash. Finally, mind attaching the payment slip to the organization. For more information, look at the payment table.

Passport StatusRegular Price (ETB)Urgent Price (ETB)
New Passport 32 pages/64 pages600.00/2186.00+50%
Expired Passport 32 pages/64 pages600.00/2186.00+50%
Lost/Stolen Passport 32 pages/64 pages1200.00/ 2186.00+50%
Passport Date Correction 32 pages/64 pages900.00/2186.00+50%
Damaged Passport 32 pages/64 pages900.00/3279.00+50%
Passport Page runs out 32 pages/64 pages900.00/3279.00+50%

While applying online, please don’t forget to check the requirements for urgent services if you are going to request urgent services. So, prepare essential documents to get urgent services. Ethiopian Immigration office requires a support letter and documents for all kinds of urgent passports.

Finally, contact the immigration office by short calling number or email. Moreover, take attention when somebody else fills your information. No short way or dealers to issue the passport.

Before going to apply for an Ethiopian passport, learn more about the requirements and procedures of issue damaged, a page run out, and lost passports. For any further inquiry of our information, please contact us or leave your comments.

141 thoughts on “How to Apply for Ethiopian Passport Online”

              1. If you did not receive a confirmation text, be sure for the phone number you used (it must be +251…), second, your payment must be within 48 hrs. if not receive still the text, contact the immigration of their by email or short calling number.

                1. We have paid 600 br. at CBE mobile banking.. ..but we didn’t received confirmation.. ….only we have Applicatin number & order ID

                                1. Abera Tesfaye Kebede

                                  ጤና ይስጥልኝ፦ፓስፖርቴ ጠፍቶብኝ አስፈላጊ የተባሉ ሰነዶችን ሁሉ አሟልቼ ባመለከትኩት መሰረት በኢዮጵያ ንግድ ባንክ በኩል ክፍያውን አንድፈጽም ተነግሮኝ ክፍያውን ፈጽሜያለሁ።ሆኖም እስከአሁኗ ሰዓት ድረስ ምንም አይነት ማሤጅ ወይም የፅሁፍ መልክት አልደረሠኝም።እገዛችሁን እሻለሁ

                                  1. Abera Tesfaye Kebede

                                    ክፍያውን ፈጽሜያለሁ።ሆኖም እስከአሁኗ ሰዓት ድረስ ምንም አይነት ማሤጅ ወይም የፅሁፍ መልክት አልደረሠኝም።እገዛችሁን

                                  2. ABEBE ANBIKO YENORO

                                    በጣም ምርት ከሌሎችበተሻ
                                    ግን አድስ ባስፖርት በonline ተመዝግቤ ላወጣ ነው
                                    please help me!

                                  3. I want to register for online passport so how I can apply please inform me
                                    And also I am with the services you are giving

                                      1. When you get a problem or when you know as you are not able to be on the appointment, you must cancel your appointment. But all things are passed. if you have evidence, try to communicate Immigration Officer for more information.

                                        1. “Service free 600 ETB” I read this statement under renewal of passport. Is it a typing error or I don’t have to pay for service?

                                        2. I registered online. I was given the delivery date. On the day of collection from the post office, I was told to go to number 4 but did not receive the required support timely. I had to go again to room number 4 very early in the morning and I was told I need to come after 2 weeks after trying to explain myself as this is the standard. Even though I tried your email there is no response. The phone does not work. The online web system is not working. The delivery date given is not respected. The number of people at the post office with out the crowd management, is one of the fertile grounds for spreading COVID19. It would have been good if there are issues in the applications that it is identified early and communicated to the individual to avoid wastage of precious resources of this country. I am waiting for my passport now for more than 3 months. This delay has a lot of implications but the sad thing is that nobody cares. Whoever is responsible ,If you happen to see this comment, please address this issues.

                                        3. Neghist Tesfaye Belayneh

                                          I registered online. I was given the delivery date. On the day of collection from the post office, I was told to go to number 4 but did not receive the required support timely. I had to go again to room number 4 very early in the morning and I was told I need to come after 2 weeks after trying to explain myself as this is the standard. Even though I tried your email there is no response. The phone does not work. The online web system is not working. The delivery date given is not respected. The number of people at the post office with out the crowd management, is one of the fertile grounds for spreading COVID19. It would have been good if there are issues in the applications that it is identified early and communicated to the individual to avoid wastage of precious resources of this country. I am waiting for my passport now for more than 3 months. This delay has a lot of implications but the sad thing is that nobody cares. Whoever is responsible ,If you happen to see this comment, please address this issues.

                                          1. Sometimes things may not come perfectly as we wish because online service is infant for Ethiopia. There are many challenges for the customers and officers to manage things easily. So, please keep the appointment you have.

                                            1. Am indian my girl friend is Ethiopian. Last month she had passport appointment. She had her kebele card and birth certificate. But they asking for her father and mother kebele card. I don’t why

                                              1. Rely I am so sad on your service because of your websigt not good not work any brawoser still not work on PC and mobile (apply for passport online service)
                                                Work only your out side office internet cafe .with is going plse ? Pleas revised your service pepel must have use by theme self this portunity we don’t need extra cost

                                              2. Greetings,i applied for online passport like 2 months ago and got an appointment for July 13, cause of serious matters i missed my appointment date now i can not access the web page of the online passport service i have not printed the required documents like the appointment date….. i would be glad if i could get a solution for this difficulty.

                                              3. Talargachew Tamirat Biru

                                                Please! The passport online applying link is not working. Could you help me? Send me the current link please.

                                                1. How can I get the new Passport? I tried once online and sent everything needed(documents) but the time for the payment at the bank was expired. From that time on, the line rejects all my requests. How can I re-request it?

                                                  1. I have transfer at CBE by using mobile banking but no confirmation till now….
                                                    My appointment Aug.26……what shall I do?…..I have only Application number & order ID

                                                    1. Seriously ,this organization is corrupt! I was registered online almost before two months, and when I came to the post office, they told me to go to Immigration office, Room-4,then again the officer there, told me to come after 15 days, but, after I have told him as my earlier application’s delivered was to regional branch, he told me to reapply again. Why is that? why cam I pay again and again, even if it is not my problem?
                                                      It sucks anyway, the personnel out there have no respect to customers, have no knowledge about the procedures what they have to follow, randomly give order to customers to come after some days without following the rule of first come first serve.
                                                      OMG, what happen to the smooth and elegant services which was given by the old Ethiopia Immigration Services office?
                                                      RIP to INVEA!!

                                                    2. አስማማው ለማ

                                                      I got a message says “Dear#########,

                                                      Your request has been received and created with the ticket ID ###### and subject “No sms or email message after pay”

                                                      Someone from our customer service team will review it and respond shortly.

                                                      Regards,
                                                      INVEA (Immigration Nationality and Vital Events Agency) support desk”
                                                      But no one has responded me. What shall I do please?

                                                    3. FEKADU DEBALKE MOLLA

                                                      በቀን 600 ብር in 23/06/21
                                                      ክፍዬ ቀጠሮዬ 26/07/21 እስካሁን አልደረስም የፆሁፍ መልእክት አልደረስም

                                                    4. ደግነሽ ደምስ

                                                      እባካችሁ ይህ የአገሪችን የእኛ ተቋም ነው ከአቅም በላዬ በሆነ ችግር ቀጠሮ የለፈብኝ ነኝ እንዴት ልስተናገድ እችላለው?

                                                    5. Ma name is hamdi abdella for the lost passport i already pay ,but i dont reicive after 2 hours message sms, what about the result

                                                    6. sintayehu demissie areda

                                                      I applied for pasport renewal on date september 17 2021 and i made payments using my payment order nuber given to me. However, i am not recieved confirmation message yet. so please consider my application and send me confirmation as soon as possible. thank you!

                                                    7. have transfer at CBE by using mobile banking but no confirmation till now….
                                                      My appointment Aug.26……what shall I do?…..I have only Application number & order ID

                                                    8. I was not aware of this online service and ask Ethiopian Embassy Tokyo to renew my passport. Still waiting it’s urgent for me , now I have sent all my documents to embassy so I couldn’t use your service besides I want to ask as we know most countries passport validity is 10 years for Adults so it’s better to consider this because it’s a waste of time and resources. Thanks

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