Frequently Asked Questions
How can I send you a fax (facsimile/telecopier) message?
Due to lack of available bandwidth, the U.S. Embassy does not have a publicly available fax number. If you need to send us documents, please scan them and e-mail them to us.
What documents does a U.S. business need from the Embassy to register a business with Afghan authorities?
Currently, the Afghan Government requires you to obtain a Letter of Introduction from the U.S. Embassy in order to register your business in Afghanistan. This letter of Introduction is in addition to other documentation required by different Ministries, depending on your line of business. Please click here for information on how to obtain a Letter of Introduction.
Can you show me a sample Afghan Certificate of Origin with Signatures and Stamps?
Gladly; please click here. (PDF 221KB)
Will the Embassy help me make security arrangements for my visit to Afghanistan?
Unfortunately, the Embassy cannot help you make security arrangements; please review the current State Department travel advisory for Afghanistan before planning a visit to Afghanistan. Other important travel information is available on Travel.State.Gov.
I need legal counsel in Afghanistan. Can you recommend a good lawyer?
Unfortunately, the Embassy cannot recommend a lawyer to you; however, the Consular Section has compiled a list of attorneys who state that they are willing to represent American clients. Some of these attorneys speak English. The Embassy does not vouch for the competence of any person on this list. If you are doing business in Afghanistan, you may want to seek the recommendations of others in the business community, especially in your line of business, to seek their views. Please click here for the current Embassy lawyer’s list.
What is the Embassy’s emergency number, in case I encounter difficulties while traveling?
The Embassy’s general number is  (0)700-108-001, which is attended 24 hours a day.
I’m going to be in Afghanistan for a while. Do I need to come to the Embassy to do anything?
We recommend that anyone who is going to be traveling to or staying in Afghanistan register with the Embassy. Registration can be done online, or by downloading a form and bringing it to the Consular Section of the Embassy (the form needs an original signature and must be accompanied by a photocopy of the information page of your passport). U.S. citizens may find it easier to approach the Embassy grounds if they bring their valid U.S. passport with them. All U.S. citizens are recommended to take a look at the Consular Section’s website.