Power of Attorney (Wikilina)

Requirements for Document Authentication

All documents such as Adoption, Trademarks, Non-Governmental Organizations, Foundations, or individual power of representation, property rights, court decisions, wedding or divorce certificates, etc. that have to be used in Ethiopia should be authenticated by the Embassy of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia in Washington, D.C or Los Angeles, CA

Authenticating Documents Originating in the United States
Authenticating Documents Originating in Ethiopia
Power of Attorney (Wikilina)

1. Authenticating Documents Originating in the United States
A. For U.S. Citizens and Other Nationals

Notarized and authenticated documents by the Secretary of State of the State which issued the document;

Authentication of the same document by the U.S. Department of State, Click here for Authentication requirements of the US Department of State

Copy of valid passport.

Service fee of $94.80 per document in money order or Cashiers Check or Certified bank check made payable to Embassy of Ethiopia

A self addressed return envelope which has a tracking number (UPS, or USPS EXPRESS MAIL) with it. (for those using mail service);

A completed application form filled out in ink. The form should be printed and with necessary documents should be sent or presented in person with the proper payment in the form of a money order.)

B. For Ethiopians and Holders of an Ethiopian Origin ID

Notarized and authenticated documents by the Secretary of State of the State which issued the document;

Authentication of the same document by the U.S. Department of State,

Copy of valid Ethiopian passport for Ethiopians

Copy of Ethiopian origin ID Card for foreign nationals of Ethiopian Origin

Service fee of $58.80 per document in money order or Cashiers Check or Certified bank check made payable to Embassy of Ethiopia.

A self addressed return envelope which has a tracking number (UPS, or USPS EXPRESS MAIL) with it. (for those using mail service);

A completed application form filled out in ink.  The form should be printed and with necessary documents should be sent to the embassy or presented in person at the embassy with the proper payment in the form of a money order.)

2. Authenticating Documents Originating in Ethiopia

Prior to applying at the Embassy of Ethiopia for authentication of documents originating in Ethiopia, the documents have to be authenticated first by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ethiopia.

Copy of valid Ethiopian passport for Ethiopian nationals

Copy of Ethiopian origin ID Card for foreign nationals of Ethiopian origin

Service fee of $58.80 for Ethiopians and holder of Ethiopian Origin ID Card in money order or Cashiers Check or Certified bank check made payable to Embassy of Ethiopia.

Service fee of $94.80 for foreign nationals in money order or Cashiers Check or Certified bank check made payable to Embassy of Ethiopia.

A self addressed return envelope which has a tracking number (UPS, or USPS EXPRESS MAIL) with it. (for those using mail service);

A completed application form filled out in ink .The form should be printed and with necessary documents should be sent to the embassy or presented in person at the embassy with the proper payment in the form of a money order.)

3. Power of Attorney (Wikilina)

A. For Ethiopians and Holders of Ethiopian Origin ID

In cases where the applicant signs the Power of Attorney in front of a consular officer at the Embassy, :

Document of the Power of attorney that will then be signed in front of a consular officer;

Copy of valid Ethiopian passport (for Ethiopian passport holder);

Copy of Green Card or I-94;

Copy of Ethiopian origin ID Card (for foreign nationals of Ethiopian Origin)

Service fee of $61.20 per document in money order or Cashiers Check or Certified bank check made payable to Embassy of Ethiopia.

A completed application form . The form should be printed and with necessary documents should be sent to the embassy or presented in person at the embassy with the proper payment in the form of a money order.)

A self addressed return envelope which has a tracking number (UPS, or USPS EXPRESS MAIL) with it. (for those using mail service);

In cases where the Power of Attorney is sent to the Embassy by mail:

  • Notarized Document of power of attorney by a recognized notary office;
  • Copy of valid Ethiopian passport (for Ethiopian passport holder);
  • Copy of a Green Card or I-94;
  • Copy of Ethiopian origin ID Card (for foreigners who are holding Ethiopian origin ID card);
  • Service fee $61.20 for each authentication payable to the Embassy of Ethiopia in money order Cashiers Check or Certified bank Check;
  • A completed application form Click here to download the Application Form. (The form can be filled out online. The form should be printed and with necessary documents should be sent or presented in person with the proper payment in the form of money order.)
  • A self addressed return envelope which has a tracking number (UPS, or USPS EXPRESS MAIL) with it. (for those using mail service);

 

B. For U.S. and Other Nationals

  • Authenticated documents of the power of attorney by the State Secretary Office in which the applicant is residing.
  • Authentication of the same document by the U.S. Department of State,
  • Copy of passport.
  • Service fee of $94.80 per document payable to the Embassy of Ethiopia in money order, Cashiers Check, or Certified bank Check;
  • A self addressed return envelope which has a tracking number (UPS, or USPS EXPRESS MAIL) with it. (for those using mail service);
  • A completed application.  The form should be printed and with necessary documents should be sent to the embassy or presented in person at the embassy with the proper payment in the form of a money order. )