This account is the same as that of foreign currency account, except that the balance is kept in local currency and withdrawal is made in Birr.

Gives better services to the diplomatic community and members of international organizations by facilitating payment in both local and hard currencies.


• Foreign Embassies, Legations and Consulates.
• United Nations organizations or African Union
• Official members of Diplomatic Corps, holding diplomatic passports and their equivalent working in different organizations and AU, except with Ethiopian nationals
• Staff members of Foreign Embassies, UN organizations, etc.

Documents required

To open NR accounts the following requirements shall be fulfilled:

• The applicant's salary must be fully paid from foreign sources.
• Payments should be from other NR or F/CY account holders.
• Permission is required from NBE.
• Deposits in local currency or local checks are not acceptable.

To withdraw from the account

• A valid passport or an ID (Yellow Card) for Non-resident foreign nationals of Ethiopian origin.