Afghans whom are based in The Netherland and wish to obtain an Afghan Passport should read the following instructions carefully.


APPOINTMENTS: Applicants MUST book an appointment prior to coming to the Embassy. Clients with no prior appointment will not be serviced. For booking an appointment please call the embassy.

VISIT IN PERSON: An applicant MUST visit the Embassy in-person on the date and time of their appointment. 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 filled carefully in BLOCK letters 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 The Netherlands.

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 passport size recent photographs with a white background is required for an 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.

CHILDREN: If a child was born in The Netherlands 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.


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.


If you have read the information given above and are ready to apply, please download a passport form.