Passport

Welcome to the Passport page.
Please look over the directions, complete the form with the correct information, and return it to the Consular Office with the required attachments.
Please note that our Consular Office has moved to a new location and is in a separate location from the Embassy.


Public Hours from 9:00am - 1:00pm

The new address is:

The Embassy of Afghanistan - Consular Office
2233 Wisconsin Ave., NW
Suite #216
Washington, DC 20007
Tel: 202-298-9125
Fax: 202-298-9127

Requirements for a New Passport:

  1. One passport application form.
  2. Three passport-sized photos (with name written at the back and attached with cellophane tape).
  3. If you are a U.S. alien resident, provide a copy of your Green Card (front and back), your Social Security card, or evidence to prove your Afghan citizenship, along with one type of photo identification.
  4. Please notarize your passport application. If you are applying in person, notarization may not be required.
  5. Passport application fee for 5 years of validation: $104
    Passports with validation for 4, 3, 2 or 1 year are available
    • For 4 years: $84
    • For 3 years: $64
    • For 2 years: $44
    • For 1 year: $24
  6. If you send your application by mail, notarization is required.

    (All fees must be paid with either a money order or cashier's check made payable to the Embassy of Afghanistan.)

    If you are applying by mail, please include a prepaid, self-addressed return envelope, large enough for the return of your passport and documents. You may use Certified or Registered U.S. Mail, Federal Express, UPS, DHL, or other trackable mailing service.



Requirements for a Passport Extension:

  1. One passport extension application form
  2. Two passport-sized photos (Full name must be written on the back and attached with cellophane tape.)
  3. Your original passport.
  4. If you are a U.S. alien resident, provide a copy of your Green Card, or your Social Security card, along with one type of photo identification.
  5. Passport renewal fee for 5 years: $101
    • For 4 years: $81
    • For 3 years: $61
    • For 2 years: $41
    • For 1 year: $21
  6. If you send your application by mail, notarization is required.

    (All fees must be paid with either a money order or cashier's check made payable to the Embassy of Afghanistan.)

    If you are applying by mail, please include a prepaid, self-addressed return envelope, large enough for the return of your passport and documents. You may use Certified or Registered U.S. mail, Federal Express, UPS, DHL, or other trackable mailing service.
    The documents, applications and forms below require Adobe Acrobat Reader.



Electronic Passport Procedures:

The Embassy of Afghanistan in Washington, D.C. is starting the issuance of the new machine readable Afghan passport in January, 2015.
Please look over the directions, complete the form with the correct information, and submit it to the Consular Office with the required attachments.

Requirements for the issuance of the new machine readable (Digital) Afghan passport:
1. Presence of the applicant in the consulate of Afghanistan in Washington, D.C. is mandatory.
2. A completed new passport application form in Dari/Pashto and English.
(Link to the new passport application form)
3. Identification documents indicating Afghan citizenship (Including National ID/ TAZKRA, Previous Afghan Passport).
4. It is mandatory to bring 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 copy of your passport.
5. Documents indicating your residence in the US (Copy of your Green Card or your Social Security Number).
6. Three passport sized photos with white background. Please refer to the following link for the photo requirements.
7. An original signature of the applicant on the designated box on the second page of the passport application. Please make sure that your signature is not touching the box lines.
8. The fee for the digital passport is $ 104 which should be in the form of money order .One money order per applicant payable to the Embassy of Afghanistan in Washington, D.C. Please DO NOT submit one money order for more than one applicant. THE FEE IS NON-REFUNDABLE.
9. If the old passport is expired, penalty fees may apply.
Processing Time:
• The issuance of a new Machine Readable Afghan Passport normally takes 5 to 7 business days. It may take longer in exceptional circumstances

Please be advised that the processing time will be adjusted if your application is denied for the following reasons:
• Application not completely filled out.
• Important information missing on the application. and/or:
• The supporting documents presented to the Consulate do not satisfy the requirements.
Shipping:
• Since currently the digital passports are being printed in the Consulate General of Afghanistan in New York, a shipping fee is applied
• Passport shipping fee from New York to Washington, D.C. in the form of money order payable to the embassy of Afghanistan in Washington, D.C. is required. There are two types of fees, depending on your mailing preferences, as the following:
- 5 to 7 business days, $10
- For one business day, $25.5
- Mailing times and costs from New York to DC are subject to change depending on circumstances
• One prepaid label with envelope from the Consulate of Afghanistan in DC to YOUR ADDRESS.

Application Forms for Passport and Passport Extension:

All late extensions on passports will incur a late penalty fee as follows:

  • 3 months past validity date on passport: $5.00
  • 6 months past validity date on passport: $10.00
  • 9 months past validity date on passport: $15.00
  • 12 months past validity date on passport: $20.00