Applying for a certificate of residence in Ethiopia

Are you a Dutch national, do you live in Ethiopia and do you need a certificate of residence? You can apply for the certificate in person (by appointment only) at the Dutch embassy in Addis Ababa.

Information: If you are registered in the Personal Records Database (BRP) in the Netherlands, apply for this document from the municipality where you are registered. You may need to have the certificate translated and legalised before you can use it outside the Netherlands.

To apply for a certificate of residence in person, follow the steps below.

Step 1: Gather the documents that you need

To apply for a certificate of residence you will need:

  • a valid Dutch passport or Dutch ID card.
  • proof of address. This can be proof of registration with your municipality or, if this is not available in your country, a bank statement or utility bill from the past month bearing your name and address, or a rental contract bearing your name and address.
  • proof that you are legally resident in the country in question, for example a residence permit, work permit or student visa.

Do you have all the required documents? Bring the original documents and a copy of the documents with you to your appointment.

Step 2: Make an appointment

To apply for a certificate at the embassy you need an appointment.

Make an appointment via the online appointment system.

Step 3: Pay the fee

The fee for a consular certificate is €30. You pay the fee when you submit your application.

You can find information on how to pay in the overview of consular fees.

Step 4: Receive the certificate

You will usually receive the statement on the day you submit the application. If this is not possible, discuss with the embassy staff when you can collect the document.

You can collect your documents on the following days and times:

  • Monday - Thursday: 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
  • Friday: 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

You do not need an appointment to collect documents.

Check which days the embassy is closed.


If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.