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General Information about Passports

All applicants  must present themselves in person at the Embassy in Kabul. You must book an appointment in advance.

Please call +93(0)202 304 544 during our phone hours  Sunday - Thursday to Friday 09:00 - 16:00.

Emergency passports
If applying for an emergency passport you must bring 2 passport photos. Police report required if passport is lost or stolen.

Payment:
When submitting an application for passport you must pay a fee. Payment can only be made by bank transfer.

Can I get a new passport during my holiday in Denmark?

Yes.  Already today it is possible – and cheaper – to get a passport with a municipality (kommune) in Denmark.  All Danish citizens can apply for a passport at the Civil Service Centre (Borgerservicecenter) in any municipality. It is not necessary for you to reside in or in other way be attached to the municipality. You can find addresses of Civil Service Centres at www.borger.dk.  You may wish to call beforehand for information on opening hours, booking of appointment etc. and inform them that you reside abroad. Processeing time for an ordinary passport is approximately 10-14 days. The Civil Service Centre can issue an express passport faster than 10-14 days and an extra fee will be charged.
 
We recommend that you apply for a passport during your stay in Denmark well ahead of your departure, in order to receive the new passport before you leave Denmark. Another option would be to try and make an agreement with the Civil Service Centre so that they will send your new passport via courier service to your address abroad.

Must I present myself at the Danish Mission which issued my passport to have it handed over to me?
You may require at the mission that issued your passport whether it is possible to have the passport sent to you, but you must be aware that the old passport must be handed in for cancellation, before the new passport can be delivered to you. 

Must I bring photos for the passport?

Yes, please bring 2 new photos 

Can I apply for a biometric passport if my finger is injured?

That depends on the extent of the injury. According to the law biometric data must always be contained in a biometric passport.  This means that if for example your whole hand is covered by plaster or bandages, only an emergency passport can be issued to you. However, if only the index finger is injured a biometric passport can be issued. In that case fingerprint will be taken of an alternative finger. 

Must children also give their fingerprints?

No. Fingerprints are not collected from children below 12 years of age, but they still have to appear in person in order to apply for a passport.  From 1 January 2012 application for passports for children can only be handed in at the missions that issue biometric passports.