Report from a French citizen for Ethiopian Origin ID as a children of Ethiopian, Oct 2015
My wife being Ethiopian, we needed a residence permit for our lovely daughter.
Collect the following papers.
Birth certificate. If birth took place abroad, first make it legalize by your Foreign Minister in home country, price 1Euro for French in Paris (French embassies have no longer the power to fully legalize). For French, this paper needs to be issued less than 3 months earlier by the Municipality. Then make confirm this paper by your embassy in Ethiopia (they’ll stamp for a fee, 415 etb for French). From this moment, everythings happens in Addis. Go to Kazanchis, at the Legalizations’ annex of Ethiopian Foreign Minister, they’ll stamp as well (300 etb, foreigner price assuming your children has another nationality by birth than Ethiopian).
Photocopy of the above paper full of stamps
If the above document is not from an english-speaking country, get an official translation in English made by any office at Stadium (138 etb for each translated sheet from French to English Adonay Translation)
Photocopy of the chidren’s passport
Photocopy of his/her visa
Photocopies of both of the passports’ parents
Two photos (took at about same age than the process’ moment).
At the main Immigration Minister, firstly go to the Welcome desk (the building right at your left when coming from Churchill and passing the small Police hut), until the desk of Foreigners. The clerk of the right side desk will check your papers (and give you back the multi-stamped-original), then give you a form that you have to fill, then back to the same clerck who will write an authorization on the back of the form, allowing yourself to enter in the main building, upstairs (security-checking).
Go to the desk number 77. They will just again check everything, registering on computer, and send you at desk 89. You’ll have to pay a fee of 416 etb, they give you a receipt with an appointment at the desk 90, exactly 48 hours after (2 working days after, at the same hour).
Opening times of this Minister : 8.00-17.30 (2.00-11.30 ethiopian). The lunch break takes place from 6.30 (ethiopian) to 7.30, and everybody will be pushed out of the Immigration complex, with a waiting list number.
Your children will then be given an Ethiopian Origin ID valid 5 years (residence permit in Ethiopia as well).