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WELCOME TO WEBSITE OF THE CONSULATE GENERAL OF I. R. OF AFGHANISTAN IN NEW YORK

On behalf of the entire team at the Consulate General of Afghanistan in New York City, it is our pleasure to welcome you to our website.

The Consulate General in New York City established with the goal of enhancing commercial, economic, cultural and scientific relations between the peoples and the governments of Afghanistan and the United States of America. In recent years, the relations between the two countries have grown stronger than ever before, and our team at the Consul General of Afghanistan in New York, will continue to promote the bonds that our countries share.

Today, our Consulate General implements its consular services and diplomatic duties throughout a jurisdiction area covering East Coast. We encourage you to further explore our services on this website, where you can find important information on the Consulate General and the services it offers. Efforts have also been made to ensure that all documentary requirements for each specific service can be obtained from this website.

We thank you for visiting our website and please do not hesitate to contact us with your comments and questions

CONSULAR SERVICES

 
Passport

Information on applying for a new passport, renewing a passport, or modifying an existing Afghan passport
 
Visa

Information for visitors on how to apply for a visa to the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan

 
Legal & Citizenship

Information on applying for Afghan ID, birth certificate, marriage certificate, power of attorney and ...

BIOGRAPHY OF H.E. SALAHUDDIN RABBANI MINISTER OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS OF THE I. R. OF AFGHANISTAN


Mr. Salahuddin Rabbani was born in Kabul on May 10, 1971. He earned his BSc in Management and Marketing from Saudi Arabia’s King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals in 1995. He then served in the Financial Accounting department of Saudi Aramco before moving to the United Arab Emirates to work in the private sector in 1996. Mr. Rabbani received his MA in Business and Management from Kingston University in the United Kingdom in 2000.

He subsequently joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, serving as Political Counselor at the Permanent Mission of Afghanistan to the United Nation in New York. During his tenure, he represented Afghanistan in the First Committee of the United Nations’ General Assembly on Disarmament and International Security, and also covered a wide-range of issues at the UN Security Council related to international peace and security.



ABOUT AFGHANISTAN

IMPORTANT MESSAGES

 

PASSPORT

Please note that starting 4th January 2016, presence of all passport applicants at the Consulate General of Afghanistan in New York is mandatory for biometric enrolment.

Stated in letter number 90/648/6 dated 1395/4/2 of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Afghanistan and in accordance with Passport law of Afghanistan section # 1 article number 19, all passport applicants are required to provide proof of identity and Afghan citizenship.

Acceptable document of proof showing your citizenship is Afghanistan’s ID (Tazkera) and it is mandatory for all applicants to provide their original Afghanistan's ID (Tazkera) (duly attested by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Afghanistan).

Please be advised that Afghan Passports are no longer accepted for extension, Please apply for a new 5 year Machine Readable Afghan Passport.

 

VISA

Visa application fees:

US Passport holders: $160.00 One Month Visa (Validity 3 months)
US Passport holders: $180.00 Three Month Visa (Validity 3 months)
US Passport holders: $360.00 One Year Visa (Validity One Year)

Other countries' passport holders: $100.00 One Month Visa (Validity 3 months)
India and Pakistan passport holders: free
Official and UN Passport holders: free

Any additional fees that is charged by individuals/companies or tourist service providers is not Visa fees related, The Consulate is not liable for any additional fees charged by third party. For more information contact the Visa Section at 212 972 2277

Please be advised that a new section has been added to the Visa section for media travelling to Afghanistan.

 

LEGAL & CITIZENSHIP

Please be advised that the Fee for Birth Certificate has changed.

Please be advised that the Fee for Police Clearance has changed.

 

OTHER INFORMATION

The Consulate General of Afghanistan in New York is not responsible to track packages sent from this location. We are not responsible for any mail which is lost by Fed-Ex or USPS.

Please use Fed-Ex or USPS as a mail source

Please be advised that the FedEx Hand Written Label will not be accepted, your application will be on hold if you send FedEx Hand Written Label.

Please be advised that all Consular fees must be paid by money order.

This is official website of the Consulate General of Islamic Republic of Afghanistan in New York, U.S.A.