Processing Times and Delivery

The time from approval of your application to delivery is generally three to four weeks for U.S. Embassy in Ethiopia. We strongly encourage you to apply well in advance of your travel to allow time for delivery of your documents. Click on the delivery option you prefer to see the instructions.

Note: Processing times for all services are approximate.  Times quoted should be used only as a guide. We recommend you don’t make non-refundable travel plans until you have your new passports.

The cost of the courier service is 200 birr. The fee will be paid at the Embassy to EMS service desk. The courier will either deliver your documents directly to you or call you for pick-up at one of its distribution centers.

The U.S Embassy in Addis Ababa allows pick-ups from the Embassy only in emergency cases.