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


Welcome to the Marriage Certificate page. The Legal Department of the Consulate General of Afghanistan in New York issues marriage certificates to citizens of Afghanistan.

This service is for Afghans only.

On this page you will find information about marriage certificate requirements . We encourage you to look over the directions, complete the requirements with the correct information, and come to the Consulate General with requirements.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact our legal department on 212 972 2276, 212 972 2277 you can also contact us by sending email to: legal@afghanconsulate-ny.org

Our office hours are Monday to Friday from 09:00 am to 2:00 pm.


MARRIAGE CERTIFICATE REQUIREMENTS


MARRIAGE CERTIFICATE

Marriage certificate is provided based on Nikah Khat (previously made in Afghanistan’s courts and verified by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Kabul.)

If no Nikah Khat is provided, couples being present at the Consulate, a marriage certificate letter is arranged in presence of five (5) witnesses

REQUIRMENTS FOR MAKING A MARRIAGE CERTIFICATE:

Five (5) witnesses

Witnesses should be Afghans

Witnesses should be men

If women, two women are counted as one men, in accordance to the Islamic laws

Witnesses should provide their ID’s ( divers’ license, passports or Afghan national ID (Tazkira))

Each witness should provide two passport size photos

Couples, husband and wife, should provide their Afghan ID’s (Afghan Tazkiras or Afghan passports or other forms of identity.)

Passport size photos of both husband and wife

A $50 money order payable to the order of Afghan Consulate – New York

Processing time: one business day – by appointment

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