A Laissez-passer is an official travel document issued by the Ethiopian Embassy to Ethiopian citizens needing to travel to Ethiopia urgently, in the event that their passport or travel document has been expired, lost, or stolen and can not wait until a new one can be issued.


Please note that it is a temporary document that can only be used once to go back to Ethiopia. 


To apply for a Laissez-passer travel document, please read the following information carefully.


Download Application Form

Answers must be either handwritten or typed in block letters in the spaces provided on the form. Failure to answer ALL questions will result in the Embassy being unable to process your application.

  • Attach FOUR recent 3*4 cm sized color photographs, using a paper clip. Write your name on the reverse of the photographs.

  • Submit your application form and fee with a letter detailing the reasons for your application.

  • Applicants must produce documents that certify their citizenship. (Documents allowed are ID Cards, Birth Certificates, Driving License, etc.) Applications MUST be made in person as Applicants will be required to give fingerprints at the Embassy Applications must go to:     


Provided you have submitted all the required documentation and the correct fee, the Consular Office can normally process your application within three working days from receipt of your completed form.

For further information, please call the Consular Section at +55 (61)32 48 03 61

The Consular Office, Embassy of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia,

SHIS - QI 7, Conjunto 4, Casa 9 – Lago Sul

CEP 71615-240 Brasília - Distrito Federal - Brasil

We cannot accept completed forms submitted by email. If you are experiencing problems accessing the online form, please contact the Embassy by e-mail and we will send you a copy of the form.

Laissez-Passer Fee

The following methods of payment are accepted:


Depositing in the Embassy's account