Certificate of residence in Ethiopia

If you live in Ethiopia you may occasionally need to produce a certificate of residence. The Netherlands embassy in Addis Ababa can draw up this document for you.

Due to the corona virus, you cannot apply for this certificate at most embassies or consulates-general until further notice. Please check the contact page of the embassy or consulate-general to see if and from when it is possible to apply. Don't see a start date on the contact page? Then it is not yet possible to apply.

When do you need a certificate of residence?

A certificate of residence allows you to prove your place of residence abroad. You need this document:

  • in connection with various tax and social security contributions
  • when renewing your driving licence

What documents do you need?

You need the following documents in order to apply for a certificate of residence:

  • a document showing that you have the permission of the local authorities to reside in the country where you are applying – for example, a residence permit (this is not required if you live in the EU)
  • proof of your current address
  • proof that you have Dutch nationality. This may be any one of the following documents:
    • a Dutch passport
    • a Dutch national identity card
    • a certificate of Dutch nationality

Certificate of residence in this country or region

Application procedure for consular certificates in Ethiopia

You can make an appointment via the online appointment system.

Retrieving your document

For retrieving certificates when ready there is no need to make an appointment. Opening hours:

Monday - Thursday 14.00 - 15.30 hours

Friday 11.00 - 12.30 hours

Check the days on which the embassy is closed.


You can check the fees and the payment method at the overview of consular fees in Ethiopia.

Any questions?

Do you have questions after reading the information on this page? Please send an e-mail via the contact form.