Attest documents for use in Ethiopia

Certify documents issued in over 100 countries for official use in Ethiopia

Certify documents issued in over 100 countries for official use in Ethiopia

Isarey works across multiple jurisdictions to legalize international documents so that they are valid for submission to Ethiopian authorities.

We legalize all types of official documents for use in Ethiopia, including identity documents, birth and marriage certificates, criminal record certificates, academic diplomas and corporate documents.

We work locally with certification specialists, notaries, law firms and certifiedAmharic, Arabic and Italiantranslators in over 100 countries, certifying documents for use in Ethiopia, including documents issued in:

Ethiopia is not a signatory to the Apostille Convention. This means that documents issued in other countries must be legalized first by the authorities of the issuing country (normally the Ministry of Foreign Affairs) and additionally by the local Ethiopian embassy or consulate.

If you have documents issued in Ethiopia:

Isarey also certifies documents issued in Ethiopia for use abroad, including Ethiopian birth, death and marriage certificates, diplomas and criminal record certificates. For further information, please see:

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Certified Translation

When documents are written in a language that is not an official language of Ethiopia, then a certified translation may also be required. It is important to ensure that the certified translation is valid for use in Ethiopia. Translations not done in Ethiopia may require separate legalization alongside the original document.

Isarey provides document attestation services to private, corporate and institutional clients worldwide. Our presence in different jurisdictions and our local experience and expertise dealing directly with authorities and embassies in different countries means we can save you time, frustration and money, ensuring that documents are properly prepared so that they are accepted by Ethiopian authorities.

To find out about certifying documents for use in Ethiopia, use our online quotation form or email us a scan or description of the documents you need to certify. We will get back to you directly with a quotation and details of how to proceed:

6 steps to certify document for use in Ethiopia

  1. Upload the documents you need attested or send them to us by email.
  2. Our experts will pre-check your documents to ensure that they are eligible for Apostille certification or consular legalization in the country where they are issued, and we’ll assist you locally in preparing them if required.
  3. We’ll send you a quotation with the total cost of the process (final price including all fees, certified translation when required and courier costs) and an estimation of how long the process will take to complete.
  4. We’ll arrange a secure courier to collect your original documents (where electronic versions are not sufficient).
  5. As soon as we receive your documents, we will confirm your order and proceed with the attestation process. Where appropriate, we will arrange certified copies for the attestation process so that we can return your originals directly.
  6. We return the attested documents to you by secure international courier.

Ethiopia Resources

Ethiopian news and resources: visas, business and immigration

Ethiopia Visa and Immigration Resources
Ethiopia - UK Foreign travel advice
This advice reflects the UK government’s understanding of current rules for people travelling on a full ‘British citizen’ passport from the UK, for the most common types of travel to Ethiopia.
Living in Ethiopia
Information for British citizens moving to or living in Ethiopia, including guidance on residency, healthcare and driving.
Ethiopia Doing Business
Ethiopia Business Portal
Information is provided in easy to navigate formats and contains the regulations, procedures, incentives and statistics of Business Startup in Ethiopia, Investment in Ethiopia, Import to Ethiopia, Export from Ethiopia, Shipping, Ethiopian Tax System and Ethiopian Customs
Ethiopia - Country Commercial Guide
Discusses key Ethiopian economic indicators and trade statistics, which countries are dominant in the market, and other issues that affect trade.
Ethiopia Trade and Business News
Ethiopia is One of the Most Popular Cities to Live in for Expats Seeking Luxury and Cheap Living
With a liter of gas sitting right below one dollar, Addis Ababa in Ethiopia is one of the most popular cities to live in for expats seeking luxury and cheap
Turkey views ties with Ethiopia as key to influence in Africa
Turkeys quest for normalization with Egypt and a new beginning with Sudan hinges on how far Ankara takes its relations with Ethiopia amid a simmering water dispute in the region over Ethiopias mega dam on the Nile.
Ethiopias ten-year plan to industrialize Ethiopian Press Agency
The Ministry of Trade and Industry recently announced that it is planning to enable the country earn as much as nine billion USD in the coming ten years from the export of manufacturing products. One of the strategies in this regard is to attract Foreign Direct Investment.
Ethiopias investment law reform to attract more local, foreign investors Ethiopian Press Agency
Ethiopia as a developing nation puts in place incentives to end its flexing muscle to reform the investment law in line with nations rule, regulation and home grown economic strategy.
Ethiopia looks at chemical, construction industries to diversify exports
The production of chemicals, especially fertilizer, soap and detergent are among the sectors that received top priority in the Growth and Transformation Plan (GTP) of Ethiopia. The objective is to build up sufficient production capacities to satisfy local demand and substitute imports.
East Africa: ripe with potential
How do mining companies take advantage of this mineral rich region and is it an attractive investment hotspot
New analysis shows onshore wind energy potential can power Africa
Developing Africas huge onshore wind energy potential can boost its transition to affordable and reliable clean energy.
Experts reveal nine agribusiness and food opportunities in Africa
Africas agribusiness and food sector presents significant commercial opportunities.
Europe becomes major destination for Ethiopian commodities
Taking over the U.S and China markets, European countries have become the major importers of Ethiopian commodities
Ethiopia government unveils plans for new data centre
The Ethiopian government is planning to build a national data centre to store all the information and statistics of its federal institutions and citizens.
Ethiopia is Trailblazing in Climate-Resilient Green Economy
Ethiopia has inarguably taken the lead in the implementation of Climate-Resilient Green Economy to protect itself from the adverse effects of climate change.
City on the move: Debre Berhan, Ethiopia
Debre Berhan offers investment opportunities, especially in agro-processing.

The above links are provided as a convenience and for informational purposes only; Isarey bears no responsibility for the accuracy, content or policies of external websites.

Get a Quotation for your Documents

We price each certification process individually, depending on the type and quantity of documents to be attested, the country of issue, the country of use and intended purpose, urgency, whether certified translations are required as part of the process and courier costs.

To receive a quote, you can upload your documents using our online quotation form or send us your documents by email. After reviewing your documents and requirements, we will get back to you with a quotation:

If you don’t have the documents available, just describe the documents you need to certify, and we will get back to you with an estimation of cost and delivery times.

Using our quotation form, your documents will be uploaded over a secure connection and immediately encrypted on our server. For added protection, you can upload password-protected files ( PDFExternal link (opens in new tab), Microsoft Office 365: Save a password protected document to prevent unauthorized people from opening it. Office DocumentsExternal link (opens in new tab), WinRAR Encryption Frequently asked question (FAQ) RAR foldersExternal link (opens in new tab)) and provide us with the passwords separately.

PERSONAL DATA: If your documents contain personal data belonging to people outside your household, please ensure that you are authorised to share this data before uploading your documents. If your documents contain sensitive personal data, such as biometric data, medical data or data on criminal convictions, please ensure that you indicate this when prompted, upon submitting your documents. For further information on our processing of personal data contained in uploaded documents, please see:
Privacy Policy (Customer Inquiries)

For further information on confidentiality in our handling of document content please see:
Confidentiality (Client Content)