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PASSPORT INFORMATION

1. Applying for Passport
2. Application requirements and processing time
3. Processing fees and payment method
4. Download application forms
5. Information


Applying for Passport

The Embassy of Afghanistan in Ottawa issues passports only to Afghan citizens residing in, and applying from, Canada. Applications for new passports can also be launched at the Consulate General of Afghanistan in Toronto. Click here if you wish to apply at the Consulate General in Toronto, and Vancouver Click here if you wish to apply at the Consulate General in Vancouver,

Under current regulations, the Embassy can only issue ordinary passports. For other types of passport, such as diplomatic, service, student and so on, you can apply at the Department of Consular Affairs at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Kabul.

On exceptional basis, the Consular section at the Embassy may seek approval from Kabul to extend the validity of service or student passports.

Consular Section’s opening hours are:

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.

Applications for new passport can be made either by post or in person. Postal applications must be sent by COURIER of REGISTERED MAIL to the Embassy’s address below.

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

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The Embassy will not take any responsibility for loss of documents sent by mail.

In-person applicants will receive a ‘return tariff’ which they must bring back on the specified date to collect their passport(s). In-person applicants can request for their passports to be returned to them by post in which case they must submit a courier or registered, self-addressed return envelop or enclose the necessary payment (CAD 20) to cover postage cost alongside the regular consular fees.
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Application requirements and processing time

Applicants for new passports must:

  • Complete and duly sign the relevant application form.
  • Provide two passport size photos (2X2 inches) one affixed to the appropriate box in the application form (photos must be fresh, identical, taken directly off the face to show both ears and with a light background)
  • Provide original documents verifying their Afghan identity, including any of the following:
    • Tazkira
    • Previous passport (if held)
    • Marriage certificate (if endorsed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Kabul)
    • Educational or professional documents issued by competent authorities in Afghanistan
  • If not in possession of any of the above documents, provide two Identity Guarantee Forms duly completed and signed by two Afghan nationals of an established social or professional background.

All applicants, applying for new passports must also:

  • Submit documents verifying residency status in Canada, such as PR card, Landed Immigrant document or citizenship document .
    Submit a document to verify current address, including driver's license, utility bills, municipal documents, etc.
  • Make the necessary payments (see the fees schedule below)
  • If applicable, submit a prepaid courier or registered, self-addressed return envelop or include an additional payment of CAD 20 postal charge, alongside the necessary fees.

Processing time

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

After the Embassy has received completed application(s) with all the necessary documents and payments, new passports will normally be issued within two weeks.

A fast-track processing service is available for exceptional cases which will incur an additional charge of $30 within 5 business days.

Applicants are requested to avoid making any travel arrangements before receiving their passports. The Embassy will not accept any responsibility for delay in processing passports applications or changes in clients travel plans. eturn to index]


Processing fees and method of payment

*All charges are in Canadian dollars
Service Requested *Amount Payable

(including bank and admin charges )
ADDITIONAL PAYMENTS (if applicable)

Payment method

  • Passport fees and all other consular charges are ONLY payable in CAD. Payment in any other currency will not be accepted.
  • Passport fees and all consular charges must be paid by CERTIFIED CHEQUE or MONEY ORDER made payable to ‘ The Embassy of Afghanistan in Ottawa ’.
    Payment by cash, personal cheques or bank transfer will not be accepted.
  • Certified cheque or money order must be submitted together with completed application form.

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Download application forms

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

Application form for new passports: [PASSPORT APPLICATION FORM ENGLISH]

Photo specification

Identity guarantee form (if required): [IDENTITY GUARANTEE FORM ENGLISH]

Application forms are also available in Dari, Pashto and French languages

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Information

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 Friday from 10am to 1:00pm, and from 2:00pm to 4:00pm).



Telephone:

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



Email:

consular@afghanembassy.ca


Postal Address:

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



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