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Certificate of Birth, Identity and Nationality

How to apply?

A birth or identity certificate is a legal document that can be used to indicate the bearer’s identity and nationality by birth.

Applications for these certificates can be made either in in-person or by post. Applicants applying by post MUST enclose at least one of the specified documents (see list of requirements below) in ORIGINAL form.


Checklist of requirements

All applicants, whether applying by post or in person, must submit the following items as part of their application:

  • Birth/Identity Certificate Application Form – fully completed and signed.
  • Two standard passport size photos affixed to the appropriate box in the application form
    NB. The photos must be fresh, identical and taken directly off the face to show both ears
  • Original document verifying your Afghan identity, to include at least one from the list below:
    • Tazkira
    • Passport
    • Marriage certificate (endorsed by the Consular Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Kabul)
    • Professional or educational documents from established institutions INSIDE Afghanistan
  • Applicants who do not posses any of the above identity documents, MUST apply in person and bring with them guarantee forms completed and signed by two Afghan nationals of an established social or professional background. Identity guarantee forms are available separately.
  • Documents verifying your current residency status in Canada, such as PR card, citizenship document, landed immigrant document, etc.
  • Documents verifying your current address, such as driving license, utility bills or similar documents.
  • Certificate processing fee (USD 55). See below for payment method.
  • Applicants can choose to provide a registered, self-addressed return envelop instead of paying the postage cost.



All applicants are, hereby, notified that they should make sure to have all required supporting documents available before depositing service fee to the Embassy's bank account. The Embassy cannot return the service fee to the applicants, if their supporting documents are not complete, which in turn delays provision of the consular service to the applicants.
(All charges are in USD)

Document *Fee Payable
(Including bank and admin charges)
Birth Certificate USD 55
Payble only to Bank Service Account
Certificate of Identity USD 55
Payble only to Bank Service Account
Certificate of Nationality USD 55
Payble only to Bank Service Account
Fast Track service USD 23
Payble only to Bank Service Account
Postage cost
USD 16
Payble only to Bank Postal Account

Payment method

  1. All consular charges are ONLY payable in USD. Payment in any other currency will not be accepted.
  2. All consular charges must be paid to ‘ The Embassy Bank Account in Ottawa ’.
  3. Payment by cash, personal cheques or bank transfer will not be accepted.


Embassy address and opening hours

The opening hours of the Embassy’s Consular Section are as follows:

Monday through Friday from 10am to 1pm and from 2pm to 4pm.

The Consular Section is closed outside these hours as well as on Saturdays and Sundays.

Postal applications must be sent by REGISTERED MAIL to the Embassy’s address below.

Consular Section

Embassy of Afghanistan in Ottawa

240 Argyle Avenue

Ottawa, ON K2P 1B9

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The Embassy will not take any responsibility for loss of documents which are not sent as registered mail.

Applications will be processed in order of their receipt by the Consular Section. Applications that are incomplete and/or are missing necessary documentation will not be processed.

All original documents submitted as part of application for certificate of birth/identity/nationality will be returned to the applicant after the due process.

Download Application forms

If you have read the information above and are ready to apply, print the following forms as appropriate:



Application form Pashto: [BIRTH CERTIFICATE APPLICATION FORM Pashto]


If you need to fill in an Identity Guarantee form, which can be accessed below, please read the instructions before completing.

Identity Guarantee form: IdentityGuaranteeFormEnglish.pdf

Identity Guarantee form: IdentityGuaranteeFormDari.pdf

Identity Guarantee form: IdentityGuaranteeFormPashto.pdf


Contact us

Have any questions or need more information?

For further information, or if you want to discuss your application, please contact the Consular Section during its opening hours (Monday through Thursday from 9am to 12noon, and Fridays from 8:30am to 11:30am).

+ 1-613-563-4223
+ 1-613-563-4265
+ 1-613-680-0066


Postal Address:

Consular Section
Embassy of Afghanistan, Ottawa
240 Argyle Avenue
Ottawa, ON K2P 1B9


240 Argyle Ave. Ottawa, Ontario, K2P-1B9 | Phone: (613) 563-4223 / 65 | Fax: (613) 563-4962 | contact@afghanembassy.ca