The Diaspora and Consular Affairs Section is engaged in promoting the Diaspora engagement in Ethiopia’s economic, social and political developments as well as in providing various services which are related to Diaspora and consular affairs.
In this regard, the Diaspora and Consular Affairs Section: –
- Provides up-to-date information to the Diaspora of its areas of coverage on current political, social and development policy issues, strategies and laws of Ethiopia.
- Encourages and facilitates the participation of the Diaspora in foreign direct investment, trade, tourism, knowledge and skills transfer, image building, advocacy activities in protecting and promoting Ethiopia’s national interests, and protecting the rights and dignity of Ethiopians in Germany, Czech Republic, Poland, Ukraine, and Slovak.
- Facilitates the provision of the Ethiopian Origin Identification Card, arrangement of mortgage loans for purchasing and building houses, opening of foreign currency account at the Commercial Bank of Ethiopia, duty free privileges to the Diaspora members who have decided to return and live in Ethiopia.
- Provides major services such as authentication of various types of documents originating from the countries which are covered by the Embassy and re-authentication of documents verified by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, registration services (issuing birth, marriage, death, authority delegation certificates), and facilitates renewal of passports and Ethiopian Origin Identification Card, and provision of Laisse passé services.