Types Of Non-Resident Accounts

  1. Non-Resident Foreign Currency Account
  2. Non-Resident Non-Transferable Birr account
  3. Non-Resident Transferable Birr Account
  • These accounts are opened for those organizations and individuals who are permitted to open NR – FCY accounts,
  • Opening criteria and procedure are the same as that of the NR – FCY account,
  • The balances of these accounts are expressed in Birr,
  • Transfers from these accounts are exempted from the exchange commission,
  • As the name itself indicates the balance of these accounts can be converted or transferred abroad or to NR – FCY account without prior approval of NBE.


  • Diplomatic mission offices,
  • Diplomatic mission staff (except for Ethiopian nationals),
  • Members of the International Community,

International organizations and their organs.