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: Dari Pashto
  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 per applicant (payable by money order only to the Embassy of Afghanistan)
  2. Shipping Fees from New York to DC office: $10.00 per applicant (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 2-3 months. 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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