PASSPORT SECTION OF THE CONSULATE GENERAL OF I. R. OF AFGHANISTAN IN NEW YORK



Welcome to the passport information page. The passport section of the Consulate General of Afghanistan in New York provides passport services to citizens of Afghanistan for international travel.

On this page you will find information about machine-readable passport requirements and passport application forms. We encourage you to look over the directions, complete the form with the correct information, and return it to the Consulate General with the required documents.

Please note that presence of all passport applicants at the Consulate General of Afghanistan in New York is mandatory for biometric enrolment and other processing procedures.

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

Our office hours are Monday to Friday from 09:00 am to 3:00 pm.


PROCESSING TIMES

One week or more after all required documents received

If an application is received without all required documents it will be placed on hold until all documents are received.

Applicant may require to provide additional document(s) for expedited or emergency travel

ApplicationShipping time depends on type of postal service applicant is selecting

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS

Proof of identity and Afghan citizenship (Tazkera)

Your most recent Afghan passport

A completed passport application form in Dari/Pashto and English

A single 2-by-2-inch passport photo taken within the past six months.

Birth certificate for Afghans born in the U.S or other countries,

PASSPORT APPLICATION FEE

The fee for the passport is U$ 120.00 which should be in the form of money order.

The fee for the lost passport is U$ 240.00 which should be in the form of money order payable to the Consulate General of Afghanistan in New York.

The passport application fee is non-refundable.

If your old passport is expired, the fee is applicable:

BIOMETRIC ENROLMENT

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,

All applicante must have Afghan Tazkira who applies for Afghani Passport.

For questions call:
212 972 2276, 212 972 2277
Ext. 1833, 1836, 1828 or 1838




You must have Adobe Acrobat or other PDF softwre to fill out the form, this form is in PDF format.

REQUIRED DOCUMENT FOR PASSPORT APPLICATION


INFORMATION FOR PASSPORT APPLICANT:

The passport section of the Consulate General of Afghanistan in New York provides passport services to citizens of Afghanistan for international travel. The new Afghan passports are machine-readable with validity of 5 years and 10 years only for adults.

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS FOR APPLICATION:

Identity document, copy of Afghanistan’s ID (Tazkera) Dari/Pashtu version and copy of Tazkera translation duly attested by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Afghanistan.

Your most recent Afghan passport (Original version) NOT COPY.

Passport Application Form completely filled out & signed.

A single 2-by-2-inch passport photo with each application.

Passport application fee, in the form of money order payable to the Consulate General of Afghanistan in New York.

Copy of Green Card if you are a US alien resident or copy of your secondary passport if have dual nationality.

Proof of address (copy of your driver license, utility bill or other document)

A prepaid registered envelope if you would like to receive your new passport by mail.

If you are applying by mail, a notarized application is required for those who mail their documentsa it is mandatory to include a fingerprint card for each applicant older than 7 years old if applicant is not able to come for biometric enrolment.

Presence of all passport applicants at the Consulate General of Afghanistan in New York is mandaory for biometric enrolment who are close to the consulate less than three hours to drive.

Processing times 3 – 5 working days, if an application is not complete processing time could be longer.

Please note that spouse or children CANNOT be added in one passport.


DETAILED INFORMATION OF REQUIRED DOCUMENTS: 

IDENTITY DOCUMENT:

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),

OLD PASSPORT:

Old Afghan passports is mandatory to be presented while applying for passport.
If the applicant entered to US as migrant, immigration documents must be presented.

APPLICATION FORM:

A completed passport application form in Dari/Pashto and English.
Please make sure your name must be spelled exactly the same as the name appearing on the relevant ID or document. No variations are permitted.
Please make sure your date of birth is written in Gregorian and write name of the month in letters. (Example: 25 February 2015).
An original signature of the applicant on the designated box on the second page of the passport application form. Please make sure that your signature is not touching the box lines.
If you are applying on behalf of a child, you could write his/her name and sign on behalf of the applicant.

PHOTO:

A single 2-by-2-inch passport photo with each application. Passport photos must be a color picture with the white background taken within the past six months.
For more information see the standards for passport photo

FEES:

ALL FEES ARE NON-REFUNDABLE

The fee for the passport is U$ 120.00 which should be in the form of money order payable to the Consulate General of Afghanistan in New York. Please submit one money order per applicant.
Please do not submit one money order for more than one applicant.
The fee for the lost passport is U$ 240.00 which should be in the form of money order payable to the Consulate General of Afghanistan in New York.

PENALTY:

If your old passport is expired, the following penalty fees are applicable:

U$5.00 for 1-3 months past validity date on passport

U$10.00 for 4-6 months past validity date on passport

U$15.00 for 7-9 months past validity date on passport

U$20.00 for 10-12 months past validity date on passport

Please note that if the passport is expired more than one year, the penalty fee will be calculated based on U$ 5:00 for each three-months.

OTHER DOCUMENTS:

Afghan nationals with dual nationality are required to provide a copy of their secondary passport. If you are a US alien resident, please provide documents indicating your residence in the US (copy of your Green Card). Proof of address (copy of your driver license, utility bill or other document)

please include a prepaid, self-addressed return envelope, large enough for the return of your passport and documents. You may use certified or registered mail, or any other traceable mailing service or courier to ensure safety of your passport.


CHILD APPLICANT UNDER AGE OF 18:

All children under age of 18 must be accompanied by parents. Afghans born in the U.S & other countries and are under 18 years old are not required to have a Tazkera to get a passport. All children who were born in Afghanistan mush have Afghanistan’s ID (Tazkera) to apply for Afghan passport.

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS FOR CHILD APPLICATION:

Copy of your Father's and Mother's Afghan Passport, or Tazkera

Copy of Birth Certificate of the applicant, (unregistered birth certificate must be attested)

Passport Application Form completely filled out & signed.

A single 2-by-2-inch passport photo with each application.

Passport application fee, in the form of money order payable to the Consulate General of Afghanistan in New York.

Copy of secondary passport of the applicant.

Proof of address (utility bill or another document)

A prepaid registered envelope if you would to receive your new passport by mail.

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS FOR LOST OR STOLEN PASSPORT APPLICATION:

Identity document, copy of Afghanistan’s ID (Tazkera) Dari/Pashtu version and copy of Tazkera translation duly attested by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Afghanistan.

Copy of your most recent Afghan passport if available.

Police report that must have information of lost or stolen passport.

Passport Application Form completely filled out & signed.

A single 2-by-2-inch passport photo with each application.

Passport application fee 240U$, in the form of money order payable to the Consulate General of Afghanistan in New York.

Copy of Green Card if you are a US alien resident or copy of your secondary passport if have dual nationality.

Proof of address (copy of your driver license, utility bill or other document)

A prepaid registered envelope if you would to receive your new passport by mail.

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