The Embassy of Islamic Republic of Afghanistan is not the authority to issue Tazkira (Afghan National ID). Only, part of the process for obtaining a Tazkira in absentia can be initiated through this Embassy. An Afghan, who wish to obtain a Tazkira, can initiate the process at this Embassy based on having one of her/his paternal relatives’ Tazkira including father, grandfather, siblings, uncles (father’s brothers), aunts (father’s sisters) and cousins of father’s side.  

All the applicants shall carefully read the following instructions and information and apply accordingly:

  • 1. Required Documents:
    a) Application Form. The applicant needs to fill an application form available here. The name and contact number of a representative or relative MUST be in the application, who will, on behalf of the applicant, follow up the process with the Afghanistan Central Civil Registration Authority (ACCRA) in Afghanistan.
    b) Tazkira of Paternal Relatives. The applicant should provide a copy of one of his/ her paternal relatives’ Tazkira (father, grandfather, siblings, uncles, aunts, or cousins).
    c) Photographs. Six recent photographs (2 photos for the use of the Embassy and 4 to be sent with the package to Kabul) with a white background (size: 4x4.5 cm).
    D) Copy of United Arab Emirates Residence Permit
    E) Identity verification form: this will be filled by the Consular Staff, and it is the responsibility of the applicant to make sure all filled information is accurate before putting their thumbprint as they can’t be modified later.
     F) Paid return Envelope. 
  • 2. Fee: The Embassy does NOT charge for this service.
  • 3. Procedure:Once an interview is conducted with the applicant on the date and time of the appointment and the completed and duly signed form is submitted at the Embassy, a document package will be prepared by the Embassy. An official letter from the Embassy, addressed to ACCRA, will be included in the package. The Embassy will send the scanned copies of the document package to ACCRA copied to Consular Affairs Directorate of MoFA. The original package will be returned to the applicant on the same day. The applicant should send the original package to her/his representative or relative in Afghanistan, whose details are included in the application form, for further assessment and processing. After this, the file is closed at the Embassy and requires NO further follow up.
    If the applicant fulfils all the requirements and is deemed entitled for a Tazkira by ACCRA, he/she will be issued an Afghan Tazkira in absentia by ACCRA. Applicant’s representative or relative, mentioned in the application form, can collect the original Tazkira from ACCRA, Afghanistan (NOT from the Embassy). Please note that this process requires a long waiting period and depends on the follow up of the applicant’s representative or relative with the ACCRA. The Embassy has no control and influence on the process within ACCRA.


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