Ethiopia - Obtain a Birth Certificate
- 1 Procedure
- 2 Required Documents
- 3 Office Locations & Contacts
- 4 Eligibility
- 5 Fees
- 6 Validity
- 7 Documents to Use
- 8 Sample Documents
- 9 Processing Time
- 10 Related Videos
- 11 Instructions
- 12 Required Information
- 13 Need for the Document
- 14 Information which might help
- 15 Other uses of the Document/Certificate
- 16 External Links
- 17 Others
Persons applying for original birth certificates should contact the appropriate municipal authorities and present hospital birth records, which have been authenticated by their "kebele (urban neighborhood association).Because of the nature of the "kebele" system, the birth certificate may be issued by the municipality where the person presently resides rather than where the birth actually took place.
For children less than ten years of age
- hospital birth certificate
- court document confirming parentage, or a baptismal certificate
- acknowledgment from one's "kebele" (urban neighborhood association)
are sufficient documentation for issuance of a birth certificate
For children between the ages of eleven and thirteen
the above mentioned documents and school records are required for issuance.
Any of the above documents and an identity card are satisfactory for issuance of birth certificates for persons over the age of eighteen.
Office Locations & Contacts
Office of Region 14 Administration,
Vital Statistics Service,
Municipality of Addis Ababa,
P.O. Box 356,
or to the equivalent office or any other municipality in which the birth was registered.
One must be resident in Ethiopia.
The issuance of a local birth certificate costs approximately $2. Expeditious or same-day service costs approximately $5 more.
To have a birth certificate or other document authenticated at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs costs approximately $16 for Ethiopian parents and $35 for foreign parents. .
The birth certificate is valid for the rest of the applicants existence
Documents to Use
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It takes about a fortnight to obtain a birth certificate
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Persons applying for original birth certificates should contact the appropriate municipal authorities and present hospital birth records, which have been authenticated by their "kebele (local government office).Because of the nature of the "kebele" system, the birth certificate may be issued by the municipality where the person presently resides rather than where the birth actually took place.
Birth certificates are available only to those resident in Ethiopia. Requests for copies of previously issued birth certificates should be addressed to the Office of Region 14 Administration, Vital Statistics Service, Municipality of Addis Ababa, P.O. Box 356, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia; or to the equivalent office or any other municipality in which the birth was registered.
- Name of the applicant
- Place of birth
- Municipality of residence
- Name of the parents
- Date of birth
- Parents nationality
- Parents occupation
- Parents tribe
Need for the Document
An applicant wishing to obtain a birth certificate must contact a city hall in Ethiopia. The applicant needs to arrange for a family member or friend in Ethiopia to obtain the birth certificate on their behalf from the city hall. If the applicant does not have a family member or friend in Ethiopia, the Ethiopian embassy can provide the applicant with the telephone number and mailing address of the appropriate city hall so that the applicant can make direct contact with the city hall.
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Other uses of the Document/Certificate
It is used to obtain other documents like the marriage certificate, death certificate and the national ID (yellow card).
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