Birth Certificate & Birth Registration

All Indian nationals who are residents in Ethiopia are required to register the birth of their children in the Embassy within six months from the date of birth. The applicants are required to submit the following documents for registration of birth of the children.

  • Photocopies of parent’s passports
  • Copy of resident permit in Ethiopia
  • Birth certificate issued from the local authorities in Ethiopia which has to be attested by the Ethiopian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Note: Original documents are also to be submitted along with photocopies for verification. If registration is not made within six months from the date of birth of children, prior clearance of Ministry shall be required for registration and passport, which may take between three to six months.

Birth Certificate will be issued on the basis of Birth Certificate issued from the local authorities in Ethiopia.

Question: How to attest a Birth Certificate?

Answer: Personal presence of the birth certificate holder (if adult) or one of the parent incase of a minor, along with the following documents:

  • Valid passport in original and a photocopies (first / last and valid visa page) of the birth certificate holder or one of the parents incase of a minor.
  • The minor child’s passport copy.
  • Original birth certificate and a photocopy attested by the following:
  • i) In case of the birth certificate issued from India Notary public of the district where the child was born.

    ii) Home Department of the state/union territory where the child was born.

    iii) Ministry of External Affairs, Delhi or its Branch Secretariats located in Kolkata, Hyderabad, Chennai and Guwahati.

  • In case the birth certificate was issued by authorities in Ethiopia, the document has to be attested by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
  • In case of birth certificate issued from any other countries, the same is to be attested by the Indian High Commission / Indian Embassy / Indian Consulate/ in that country.
  • Address : Arada District, Kebele-14 [Next to Bel Air Hotel], H.No 224,Around Aware,
  • Post Box No. 528, Addis Ababa,Ethiopia
  • Working : 9:30 am and 11:30 am on all working days, (Mondays to Fridays) except Holidays.
  • Telephone Numbers : 00-251-11-1235538/39/40/41
  • Fax Number : 00-251-11-1235547/1235548
  • E-Mail :hoc.addisababa@mea.gov.in
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