If anyone is a U.S. citizen and is either already married to or who plans to marry a Ethiopian citizen in Ethiopia and need help with the yellow card process, then let me know. This particular process has to do with your STATE issued U.S. birth certificate and the required Authentication attachments which can only be taken care of from here in America. There are various levels of authentication that you will need to obtain prior to your arrival in Ethiopia for the purpose of applying for a yellow card. The information I have will save you disappointment in arriving in Ethiopia with the expectations of getting a yellow card, only to be told that your birth certificate is not authenticated. And NO you can NOT simply take your birth certificate to the U.S. Embassy in Ethiopia to have it authenticated. This authentication process WILL ABSOLUTELY seem very confusing to you until you have someone who can easily break down the step by step formula, in laymen terms to you. After which your understanding of authentications and exactly what you need to do will be clear.