Residence ID Description


All governmental organizations, local companies , foreign companies , international organizations ,NGOs and religious organizations intending to outsource foreigners or invite foreigners who need temporary residence ID are required to be registered online and approved by Ethiopian immigration nationality and vital events agency and have company reference code to apply for Temporary residence ID.

Please refer to the below table for more details about the residence ID services:

Residence ID ServicesGeneral InformationRequirements(Documents)
Residence ID for Work

Residence ID for work is an ID given to foreigners who come for work related purpose.

To apply for ID, company and liaison officer for applicant should be registered and approved by Ethiopian immigration nationality and vital events agency.

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  • Passport copy
  • Visa copy
  • Photo
  • signature
  • Work permit or memorandum for share holder
  • Application letter from hosting company
  • Support letter from ministry of labor and social affairs or Ethiopian investment commission
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Residence ID for Family

Family members ID is an ID which is given to foreigners who come by the means of family living in Ethiopia.

To apply for family ID, there is no need of company and liaison officer registration and approval.

In family members ID, the requirement(document) may vary based on family relation.

  • Photo
  • Passport copy
  • Visa copy
  • signature
  • Supporting letter
  • Authenticated birth certificate of the Child
  • Application letter from the host family member
  • Valid family temporary residence Id/work permit
  • If the relationship is marriage:
  • Authenticated marriage certificate from ministry of foreign affairs
  • Bank statement(above 35,000 ETB) (if applicant married to Ethiopian citizen)
  • Ethiopian Kebele ID/Passport of the inviting family member(if applicant married to Ethiopian citizen)
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Residence ID for Students

Student residence ID is an ID which is given to foreigners who come for education purpose

To apply for a student ID, the education institution(company) and liaison officer for the applicant should be registered and approved.

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  • Passport copy
  • Visa copy
  • Photo
  • signature
  • Supporting Letter From Ministry of Higher Education
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Residence ID Replacement

Residence ID replacement is the proccess of replacing an ID when the holder lost or stolen its ID.

To apply for a residence ID replacement to work or education related purposes, the company and liaison officer for the applicant should be registered and approved.

  • Photo
  • Signature
  • Support Letter from Police
  • supporting letter from company or organization
  • For student residence ID:
  • Support letter from university
  • ID card of the university
  • For family member residence ID:
  • Renewed work permit of the inviter
  • Authenticated Marriage from ministry of foreign affairs
  • Authenticated Birth certificate from ministry of foreign affairs
  • For work residence ID:
  • Renewed Work Permit or support letter from ministry of labor office
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    Residence ID Renewal

    Residence ID renewal is the process of renewing an ID when it gets expired.

    To apply for a residence ID renewal to work or education related purposes, the company and liaison officer for the applicant should be registered and approved.

    • Photo
    • Signature
    • Supporting letter from company or organization
    • Temporary Residence Id Copy
    • For work residence ID:
    • Renewed Work Permit or support letter from ministry of labor office
    • For family member residence ID:
    • Renewed work permit of the inviter
    • Authenticated Marriage from ministry of foreign affairs
    • Authenticated Birth certificate from ministry of foreign affairs
    • For student residence ID:
    • ID card of the university
    • Support letter from university
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