Welcome to the legal information page. On this page you will find information about attestation of
documents such as power of attorney, wills, oaths, affidavits, solemnization of marriage, birth and
death certificates, and requirements for the aforementioned documents. It is important to check the
type of document/documents you need and make sure you are applying for proper services.
Please look over the directions, complete the forms with the correct information, and return it to the
Consulate General with the required attachments.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact our legal section on 212 972 2276, 212
972 2277 Ext. 1828
Our office hours are Monday to Friday from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm.
Afghan consulates or embassies legalize or authenticate birth certificate based on the following
A. Birth Certificate, issued by one of Afghanistan’s hospitals, by the Population and Civil Registration
Office or its translation, certified by the counselor department of the Ministry of the Foreign Affairs, is
valid for authentication at the Afghan Consulates.
B. Original birth certificate or its translation, issued by related agencies and authenticated by the
Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the host country, is valid for authentication at the Afghan Consulates.
C. Original birth certificate, issued in the third country, authenticated by the ministry of foreign affairs
of country of issuance (where the birth certificate has been issued), is valid for authentication at the
D. Original or translation of the birth certificate, issued by/in the third country, after authentication,
have been sent to the host country, is valid for certification or legalization.
Afghan Consulates and Agencies, located outside of Afghanistan, after authentication process and
imposing appointed fee, are allowed to issue birth certificates based on afghan ID (Afghan
Afghan Consulates and Agencies, located outside of Afghanistan, after authentication process, are
allowed to issue a birth certificate including applicant’s parents’ names.
Afghan Agencies are responsible to report to the Population and Civil Registration Office the identity
of birth certificate applicants at the end of each month for registration in the population and civil
registration office’s database.