A MANUAL PREPARED BY THE MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS REGARDING THE SERVICE IT RENDERS TO CHARITIES ESTABLISHED ABROAD AND APPLYING FOR REGISTRATION TO OPERATE IN ETHIOPA




Legal Requirements for Registering Regional International or Sub- Regional Non-Governmental Organizations in Ethiopia

  1. Applicant organization should submit its Application Letter with required documents through an Ethiopian Embassy Abroad.
  2. Applicant organization's Certificate of Registration or Incorporation (authenticated).
  3. Bylaws of the organization (authenticated).
  4. The organization's board (at least three members) decision to open a regional office in Ethiopia (authenticated).
  5. Power of attorney given to the regional office representative (authenticated).
  6. Draft Headquarters/ Regional Office agreement to be signed with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
  7. CV and Education Certificate (authenticated).
  8. A letter of recommendation of the competent organ from the country of origin. 

After All Requirements are met(2 Copies), the Ministry of Foreign Affairs will proceed to facilitate operation based on the signed agreement. 

Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ethiopia, UN Social Affairs and Non-Governmental Organizations Directorate 

Legal Requirements for Registering International Non-Governmental Organizations in Ethiopia

  1. Applicant organization should submit its Application Letter with required documents through an Ethiopian Embassy Abroad.
  2. Applicant organization's Certificate of Registration or Incorporation (authenticated).
  3. Bylaws of the organization (authenticated).
  4. The organization's board (at least three members) decision to open a regional/Country office in Ethiopia (authenticated).
  5. Power of attorney given to the regional office representative (authenticated).
  6. Proposal of the Organization to be implemented in the Country in Accordance with 70% for Project direct cost and 30% or less for Administration Cost.
  7. CV and Education Certificate (authenticated).
  8. A letter of recommendation of the competent organ from the country of origin. 

After All Requirements are met(2 Copies), the Ministry of Foreign Affairs will hand in Application Documents to Charities and Societal Agency.

At Charities and Societal Agency,

  • The agency shall, upon application and after ensuring the fulfillment of the requirements stipulated under this proclamation, register the applicants as a charity or a society and issue a certificate of legal Personality within 30 days from the date of application.
  • Where the agency doesn't issue a certificate of legal personality or does not make known that it will not do the same, the applicant may appeal to the board not later than 15 days from the date of the time limit set above.
  • The agency, shall by notification in the official Gazette, publish the list of charities registered.

Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ethiopia, UN Social Affairs and Non-Governmental Organizations Directorate



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