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What are the benefits of the Digital Power of Attorney? As per the Ethiopian laws, a person staying out of Ethiopia or a non-citizen Ethiopian needs to appoint an agent for conducting several activities in Ethiopia. It could be done through the Power of Attorney. A power of attorney is a legal document that allows a person to act on behalf of the first person.

Why is the Power of Attorney needed? Some of the situations when the Power of Attorney is needed are when someone: ● Wants to buy or sell, land, or any other assets in Ethiopia. ● Want to invest in Ethiopia in any form. ● Wants to manage his/her family affairs ● Wants to lead a retired life ● Meets with any medical emergency

Earlier, the process for obtaining the Ethiopian Power of Attorney was very lengthy. It would generally take an average of 30 days to receive it. However, recently, the government has launched a new process for issuing Digital Power of Attorney.

What are the advantages of the Digital Power of Attorney over the conventional process? ● Unlike the conventional process of an average 30 days, the Digital Power of attorney is issued within 24-48 hours. ● In the conventional process, the Power of Attorney could not be delivered inside Ethiopia, but the Digital Power of Attorney could be delivered anywhere in Ethiopia. E-POA/Viditure


● The Digital Power of Attorney is much cost-effective to obtain compared to the conventional process. ● Conventionally, all relevant documents need to be submitted to the Ethiopian Embassy for processing. However, to obtain the Digital Power of Attorney, there is no need to visit an Embassy as the process can be completed on a smartphone from any corner of the world. ● In the new process, processing fees could be paid online in a very speedy, secure, and convenient way, unlike conventionally, where one needed to visit the Embassy. ● The Digital Power of Attorney can be applied anytime during the day or night. However, for a conventional document, one needs to visit the Embassy during working hours only.

What documents are needed for the Digital Power of Attorney? The process of obtaining the Digital Power of Attorney compared to the conventional one is simple as one needs to upload any of the following documents electronically for verification: ● Passport, ● Drivers License, ● Green Card, ● State Issued ID, ● Ethiopian Origin Card (Yellow Card) or ● Military ID.

The app made is English and Amharic languages is capable of capturing these uploaded documents, accept online payments, and even keep you updated on the status of your application on a real-time basis. The app to get Digital Power of Attorney could be easily downloaded from the Google or Apple store. After installing the app on the smartphone, the applicant needs to follow five simple steps and complete the entire process in less than 30 minutes! E-POA/Viditure


As the world has started using technology for the benefit of its citizens and conducting other businesses, Ethiopian Embassy, too, has embraced technology and made one of its crucial processes. Obtain the Digital Power of Attorney, in a simple, speedy, and secure way by launching a dedicated mobile app!

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What are the benefits of the Digital Power of Attorney?  

As per the Ethiopian laws, a person staying out of Ethiopia or a non-citizen Ethiopian needs to appoint an agent for conducting several act...

What are the benefits of the Digital Power of Attorney?  

As per the Ethiopian laws, a person staying out of Ethiopia or a non-citizen Ethiopian needs to appoint an agent for conducting several act...

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