Passport

Passports

The guidelines below apply only for submissions to the Consulate in Washington, DC. We urge that you apply to your nearest consulate.

If you reside near California please visit: http://afconsulate.us/
If you reside near New York please visit: https://www.newyork.mfa.af/

For Passport inquiries, Please email: passport@afghanembassy.us 

Due to COVID-19, we are no longer accepting in-person appointments. To obtain a passport for yourself or your child, please compile the below documentation and mail your completed application to the Consulate in Washington D.C.

  1. Original Tazkira (If you do not have a Tazkira, you are not eligible to obtain a passport. Please apply for Absentee Tazkira prior to applying for a passport: (click here);
  2. Passport Application Form: (click here);
  3. Two Passport Size photos: Must be (2×2) inches
  4. Fingerprints (the applicant can get fingerprints at their local police station and include in mailed application);
  5. Former passport: It is mandatory to mail your previous Afghan Passport to the consulate if you have been issued one in the past. (If your passport has been lost or stolen, please submit a police report with your application and a copy of your passport);
  6. If you are a U.S. alien resident, provide documents indicating your residence in the US;
  7. A pre-paid and pre-addressed return envelope;
  8. Fee: pricing explained below (payable by money order only to the Embassy of Afghanistan)

New Passport Fees:  

  1. Price of the new Passport: The fee for the digital passport is $120.00 (payable by money order only to the Embassy of Afghanistan)
  2. Shipping Fees from New York to DC office: $10.00 (payable by money order only to the Embassy of Afghanistan); Express Shipping Fees from New York to DC office: $25.00 (payable by money order only to the Embassy of Afghanistan)
  3. Old passport expiration penalty fees: If the old passport is expired, the following penalty will apply (payable by money order only to the Embassy of Afghanistan)
    • Three months past validity date on passport: $5.00
    • Six months past validity date on passport: $10.00
    • Nine months past validity date on passport: $15.00
    • Twelve months past validity date on passport: $20.00

 PROCESSING TIME:

The issuance of a new machine-readable Afghan passport normally takes 25 to 30 business days. It may take longer in exceptional circumstances.

Address

2233 Wisconsin Ave, NW
Suite #216
Washington, DC 20007

Phone

Phone: (202)-483-6410 ext. 1003

Appointments

Due to COVID-19, the Consulate will no longer be accepting in person appointments

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