Embassy of The Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia

The Diaspora Division of the Embassy is responsible for raising the level of awareness and understanding among the Diaspora and mobilising them to take part in Ethiopia’s development activities.

The division, inter alia;

Main Contacts

Ethiopian ID Card Service

In order to obtain Ethiopian Origin ID card, the applicant must complete an application form and follow the steps below. Please note that all applicants are required to pick up the ID cards in person at the Consular Services at the embassy.

Ethiopian Origin ID cards are valid for five years.

If an applicant wishes to add children under 18 to his/her ID card, then he/she should present two copies of a legal document showing the relationship (i.e. legalized Birth certificate).

For more information click the following link Ethiopian Origin ID Card Service.


Information on the Diaspora Housing Programme

Ethiopians and foreigners of Ethiopian origin in the UK are entitled to own a house through a government Diaspora housing scheme either individually or by becoming members of a housing association.

Further information on the criteria for registration, house prices and directives can be found in the following link.

NOTE: Registration of the Diaspora Housing Programme will commence on 18 May 2015.


For more information please contact