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Ethiopia - Apply for Social Security Agency

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The National Social Security Fund is a statutory body. Its main role is to provide social security protection to Ethiopian workers both in the formal and informal sectors. The statutory body registers members, receives their contribution, manage funds and payout benefits to members or dependants.


  • To be eligible your employer must register with the fund as a contributing employer and register all his/her employees as a member of the fund.
  • A self- employed person who wishes to become a member of the fund, may register as a voluntary member

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Ensure that you have all the copies of the required documents before you start the process.

Required Information

  • National identity card number
  • Full names
  • Address
  • Age
  • Sex
  • Marital status
  • Occupation
  • Nationality
  • Ethiopian revenue authority PIN
  • Place of employment
  • Address of your employer
  • Your physical address
  • Detail of next of Kin


Visit a NSSF main or branch office and approach a registration officer

  • Fill in the registration form accurately
  • Attach all the documents
  • Return to the registration officer
  • Your full set of finger prints will then be taken
  • After a registration card will be issued to you

Apply online

Applicable follow the link

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Required Documents

  • National identity card or passport
  • Copy of Ethiopian Revenue PIN
  • Employer introductory letter


1 Birr for Voluntary member


For a long time up to the age limit of 60 years.

Documents to Use

Sample Documents

Please attach sample completed documents that would help other people.

Processing Time

Processing time is one (1) day

Office Locations & Contacts

Ethiopian Social Security Agency
P.O. Box 1031, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

The Council of Ministers
P.O.Box: 1028
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Alta Building, 2nd through 7th Floor,
Mexico Square , Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
Telephone No: 011-552-1381
Website :

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Information which might help

Registration or application forms are available in two (2) languages, and therefore you are advised to fill the form in the language you understand best in order to avoid errors

Other uses of the Document/Certificate

Please explain what are other uses of obtaining this document/certificate.
e.g. Birth Certificate can be used as proof of identity.

External Links…pia/home/labour-law/social-security


It can be use to claim for your funds

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