PASSPORT

Afghans based in Australia, New Zealand and Fiji wish to obtain an Afghan Passport should read the following instructions carefully:

REQUIREMENTS FOR OBTAINING AFGHAN PASSPORT

  • NEW PASSPORT
  • APPOINTMENTS: Applicants will be called for an online appointment prior to coming to the Embassy for the new passport.
  • VISIT IN PERSON: An applicant will be called to visit the Embassy in-person on the date and time of a given appointment. When an appointment made, applications sent to the Embassy via post and/or applications in the absence of the applicant will NOT be processed.
  • APPLICATION: An application must be typed carefully via computer in English and Dari/Pashto for each applicant, with special attention to name and surname’s spelling, date of birth (Day/Month/Year), height, occupation, signed in the box and other specifics and accurate current address in Australia, New Zealand and Fiji. Application forms can be downloaded here.
  • TAZKIRA (AFGHAN NATIONAL ID): Applicants must provide their a copy of the original Tazkira to the Embassy along with the application. If the applicant’s Tazkira is not verified by Ministry of Foreign Affairs, a copy of it will be sent to the National Statistics and Information Authority (NSIA) in Afghanistan for verification. A new machine-readable passport will only be issued once the Tazkira is verified by NSIA. All applicants who do not possess verified Tazkiras should apply for Absentee Tazkira (Please refer to relevant section for further information on Absentee Tazkiras). Starting from solar year 1396, Tazkiras issued in absence of the person which are not processed through the Embassy, are not valid.
  • PHOTOS: Two Australian and New Zealand passport size recent photographs with a white background are required for each application.
  • OLD HAND-WRITTEN PASSPORT: The applicant must return his/her old and/or expired hand-written passport(s) to the Embassy upon lodging the application, if available. If he/she does not hold it, has to provide a copy of their visa. In case of lost passport, applicant should report it to a police station and attach its copy with required documents. 
  • PROOF OF RESIDENCE: The applicant must provide a copy of the Australian/New Zealand/Fiji Permit.
  • EXPRESS/REGISTERED SELF-ADDRESSED RETURN ENVELOPE: The applicants are required to provide an Express/Registered self-addressed envelope. Embassy will use the Express/Registered envelope to send your NEW passport to the designated address provided on the envelope. Please note that all other types of envelopes will not be accepted. The applicants are also required to note the “Tracking number” of the Express Post to enable them to track their post.
  • CHILDREN: If a child was born in Australia and would like to apply for an Afghan passport, his/her parents, must provide:
    a) Tazkira of the parents, either original or copy. The above procedure on Tazkira will apply.
    b) Child’s Birth Certificate must be presented to the Embassy along with the application. The Certificate must contain the names of both father and mother of the child.
    c) Marriage Certificate of the parents must be presented to the Embassy along with the application.
  • PASSPORT FEE: The fee for one passport with the duration of 5 years is AU$ 360. Paying by EFTPOS costs AU$ 5 surcharges using debit or credit cards. It normally takes about three weeks to receive a passport. For an extra fee, passport will be ready for mailing or collection in just two business days, once we’ve received all your documents from an Australian Post. The fee for urgent passports (if eligible) within two business days is AU$ 440. EFTPOS surcharge AU$ 5 will apply.

    NOTE: 
    - Ordinary passport fee AU$ 380, five-year validity. For lost passport replacement.
    - Ordinary passport fee AU$ 50 five-year validity if you are a student with a valid student visa.
    - Ordinary passport fee AU$ 50 five or ten year validity if you are sending a recently issued passport for correction.

    IF YOUR OLD PASSPORT IS EXPIRED, THE FOLLOWING PENALTY FEES ARE APPLICABLE:
    - AU$10.00 for 1-3 months past validity date on passport.
    - AU$ 20.00 for 4-6 months past validity date on passport.
    - AU$ 30.00 for 7-9 months past validity date on passport.
    - AU$ 50.00 for 10-12 months past validity date on passport.
     
  • PASSPORT EXTENSION (RENEWAL) 
  • The Embassy of Afghanistan in Canberra renews/extends passports for the period of five years. The following steps should be considered for renewal of an expired electronic passport: 
    - No appointment is required for the extension of a passport. Officials will call clients for interview or more inquires when necessary.
    - The following documents to be posted to the Embassy's address: a filled passport form (typed and filled via computer not by hand), two passport size recent photos (taken during past six months),   old/expired passport for extension, colour copy of Tazkira/ID, colour copy of driving license or healthcare ID, a proof of residence and a prepaid envelop for return of the extended passport to be included.
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    The fee for the extension of one passport with 5 years validity is AU$ 250. Paying by EFTPOS costs AU$ 5 surcharges using debit or credit cards. It normally takes about three weeks to receive an extended passport. For an extra fee, passport will be ready for mailing or collection in within two business days, once we’ve received all your documents from an Australian Post. The fee for urgent extension of a passport (if eligible) within two business days is AU$ 300. EFTPOS surcharge AU$ 5 will apply.  

  • TRAVEL DOCUMENT 
  • The Embassy of Islamic Republic of Afghanistan issues Travel Documents for Afghans for the repatriation purposes. To apply for the Travel Document, the applicant must follow all above procedures. The Embassy will decide if more documentations are needed. The fee for one Travel Document with the duration of 5 years is AU$ 210. Paying by EFTPOS costs AU$ 5 surcharges using debit or credit cards. It normally takes about three weeks to receive a Travel Document. For an extra fee, the Travel Document will be ready for mailing or collection within two business days, once we’ve received all your documents from an Australian Post. The fee for urgent Travel Document (if eligible) within two business days is AU$ 360. EFTPOS surcharge AU$ 5 will apply.     

IMPORTANT NOTES:

  • Applicants are encouraged to apply directly to the Embassy, applications submitted to the Embassy by any agency or on behalf will not be processed and will be returned to the applicant. 
  • Ensure you write your full name in Dari/Pashto on the application.
  • Passport applicants living in New Zealand need to contact the Honorary Consul of Afghanistan in Auckland before submitting documents. The Honorary Consul should certify the applicant's identity in New Zealand. Contact Details of Afghanistan’s Honorary Consul in Auckland, New Zealand: Mr. Yasin Hotaki, Phone +64 21 167 7445 | Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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