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Ethiopia - Convert or Exchange Foreign Driver License

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This procedure provides you information about how to convert or exchange your foreign driver license into Ethiopian driver license.


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  • A foreign driver license or an International Driver License is not accepted in Ethiopia as a license to driver in Ethiopia.

Required Information

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1. Date of Birth.
2. City or County of Birth.


Following are the steps that you have to follow to get you foreign driver license converted to equivalent Ethiopian driver license.

  1. As a first step, you would have to go to your embassy in Ethiopia with your driver license, passport and three photo copies of your driver license and get a letter from them explaining that the driver license that you have is equivalent to the Ethiopian driver license. Also make sure they mention about the grade level equivalent to Ethiopian driver license also the weight of the vehicle that you can driver.
  2. After obtaining the letter you would have to go to the Ministry Of Foreign Affairs. In the Ministry of Foreign Affairs you will be submit the papers that you obtained from your embassy and photocopies of your driver license that have been stamped from your embassy.
  3. They would verify all the documents that you have submitted and stamp in couple of documents that have been submitted by you.
  4. After this you would have to take the documents to the Institute for Training and Testing drivers and mechanics where they would provide you with an Ethiopian driver license.

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Required Documents

  • Your passport
  • Your foreign driver license
  • 3 Photo copies of your driver license
  • A letter from your embassy in Ethiopia


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Office Locations & Contacts

Ministry of Foreign Affairs Ethiopia
Menelik II Avenue
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Telephone : +251 11 551 7345
Open from : 08:30 to 17:30
Website : Ministry of Foreign Affairs Ethiopia

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