RE: Eritrean National Identity Cards

This page is writing to clarify on the concerning matter of Eritrean citizenship that bears Eritrean National Identity cards. We are getting several complaints from Eritrean citizens traveling to Eritrea at the airport of Western Canada, from Air Canada agents. Eritreans who are flying to Eritrea without a visa but bears Eritrean ID(blue Laminated) with the Canadian passport at hand are entitled to travel to Eritrea without Eritrean visa.

Further, the Eritrean Immigration and Citizenship are issuing new Eritrean national ID cards and in the process of retiring the old ID; therefore we are taken the necessary steps to replace the old Eritrean national ID card with the new ID cards. In the meantime Eritreans who bears citizenship if incase has one-punch on the Eritrean national ID card, please be informed that the individuals are waiting for their replacement and their ID is valid until it has two-punches on the national ID card.

Furthermore, all travelers that do not bear Eritrean citizenship will need a passport valid for at least 90 days and Visa issued by the Consulate General of the state of Eritrea, Toronto Ontario.

In light of the foregoing, The Consulate General of the State of Eritrea is asking you to kindly accept our clarification and assist all Eritrean citizenship card bearers. Further, should you require any more detail information please do not hesitate to contact us at Consulate of Eritrea Office, in Toronto.