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U.S. Passports

Passports

NOTE: We accept U.S. Dollars ONLY as payment for services.

  • Tourist Passports

    Tourist Passports

    • 1.  Read the instructions on Applying for a U.S. Passport from Outside the United States.  In the section called Application Forms, follow the link to the Passport Application Wizard.  You can access forms for all passport services through the Passport Application Wizard including forms for first time passports, renewal passports, adding pages, and reporting a lost or stolen passport.  Please review the current fee schedule.

      2.  All clients must make an appointment through the online Appointment System. Appointments are available Sunday through Thursday, except for U.S. and Afghan holidays.  You must print your appointment confirmation and bring it and a form of government-issued photo identification with you to your appointment. 


      3. Bring it and any required photos, documents, and payment with you to your appointment.  For passport renewals, you must bring your current passport to the appointment.  The ACS Unit does not take passport photos (Embassy staff may contact GSO Travel for assistance). 

      4. After your appointment, it will take 2-3 weeks to process a passport and 3 business days to add pages to a passport.  Some cases may take longer.  Please keep in mind that many countries require passports to be valid for at least 6 months for exit and entry.

  • Add Pages

    Add Pages

    • 1. The ACS Unit can add pages to your passport.  You can access the additional pages application form through the Passport Application Wizard.  Please review the current fee schedule.

      2. All clients must make an appointment through the online Appointment System. Appointments are available Sunday through Thursday, except for U.S. and Afghan holidays.  You must print your appointment confirmation and bring it and a form of government-issued photo identification with you to your appointment.  

      3.  Bring the additional pages form and payment with you to your appointment.  

      4. After your appointment, it will take about 3 business days to add pages to a passport.  Some cases may take longer. 

  • Diplomatic Passports

    Diplomatic Passports

    • It is strongly recommended that you apply for your diplomatic passport at the Special Issuance Agency (SIA) in Washington, DC.  The processing time is significantly faster if you apply at SIA.  State Department employees can learn more about applying for diplomatic passports for themselves and family members on the Consular Affairs Intranet.

      If you must apply for a diplomatic passport in Afghanistan, please follow the steps below. 

      1. Complete the appropriate form for the service required.  You can access forms for all passport services through the Passport Application Wizard including forms for renewal passports, adding pages, and reporting a lost or stolen passport.  Print your completed application.  There are no fees for diplomatic passport services.  If you have a valid passport (tourist or diplomatic), you should complete the passport renewal form.  For passport renewals, you must bring a valid passport to the appointment.  The ACS Unit does not take passport photos (Embassy staff may contact GSO Travel for assistance).   

      2. Attach a copy of your most recent travel or assignment orders.

      3. Attach a completed Diplomatic Passport Information Form.

      4. For USAID employees ONLY, attach a completed 5-255 “Authorized Diplomatic or Official Passport Request.”

      5. If you would like to make an expedite request to SIA, please include a memo addressed to SIA that clearly explains the rationale for the expedite request.  The ACS Unit does not play a role in SIA’s decision regarding your expedite request. 

      6. Clients may make an appointment through the online Appointment System. Appointments are available Sunday through Thursday, except for U.S. and Afghan holidays.  You must print your appointment confirmation and bring it and a form of government-issued photo identification with you to your appointment.  If you work at the U.S. Embassy, you may also choose to drop off your diplomatic passport application at the Consular Customer Service Window in the Old Chancery from 1-3pm on Monday and Thursday afternoons.

      7. The ACS Unit will express mail your complete application to SIA.  It will take about 6-12 weeks for SIA to process your diplomatic passport renewal.  Please keep in mind that many countries require passports to be valid for at least 6 months for exit and entry.  The ACS Unit processes applications for additional passport pages locally and in most cases the wait time is 3 business days.

  • Official Passports

    Official Passports

    • For information regarding requirements for Official passports, please visit http://travel.state.gov/passport/get/first/first_836.html). Please contact KabulACS@state.gov if you have further questions. Clients may make an appointment through the online Appointment System. Appointments are available Sunday through Thursday, except for U.S. and Afghan holidays.  You must print your appointment confirmation and bring it along with a form of government-issued photo identification with you to your appointment.  If you work at the U.S. Embassy, you may also choose to drop off your official passport application at the Consular Customer Service Window in the Old Chancery between 1-3pm on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, or between 12-1pm on Thursday.

  • Military Passport Agents

    Military Passport Agents

    • Active duty service members and direct-hire Department of Defense civilians can apply for passport services through a military passport agent.  Currently, there are military passport agents in the following locations:

      Kabul
      Army Corps of Engineers
      Bagram (BAF)
      Kandahar (KAF)
      Phoenix 

      Email us at KabulACS@state.gov if you need help contacting a passport agent in one of these locations.  Military and DoD personnel are also welcome to make an appointment through our website to apply at the U.S. Embassy.

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Contact Information

  • Contact Us

    Email: KabulACS@state.gov

    Phone:  +93 (0)700 108 499
    We answer the ACS line from Sunday through Thursday from 8:00 to 12:00 and 13:00 to 16:00 (excluding U.S. and Afghan holidays).

    Emergency Line:+93 (0)700 201 908
    This line is only for emergencies involving U.S. citizens.