ABOUT US

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ADDRESS

Amaliastraat 16

2514 JC The Hague, Netherlands

Ambassador’s Office 

+31 (0)70 2503900

thehague@afghanistan-maf.net

Consular Section 

+31 (0)70 2503901

consular.thehague@mfa.af

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BIRTH CERTIFICATE

The embassy provides two types of services: (I) attesting a Birth Certificate (original and/or translation), and (II) Issuing a Birth Certificate.

I. Attestation of a Birth Certificate.

The Embassy attests the following for Afghan nationals:

  • 1. Afghan Nationals Born in Afghanistan
        The Embassy attests the original or translation of a Birth Certificate issued by Hospitals in Afghanistan or                Afghan Central Civil Registration Authority (اداره ثبت احوال نفوس) provided that the Birth Certificate was attested by      the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Afghanistan. Embassy will NOT charge for this service.

  • 2. Afghan Nationals Born Outside Afghanistan

  •     The Embassy will attest: 
        a. The original or translation of a Birth Certificate issued and attested by the country of birth of the applicant              (excluding Afghanistan). The fee for this service is A$ 15 for one
            Birth Certificate. 
        b. The original or translation of the Birth Certificate issued in a third country and attested by the                                    Embassy/Consulate General/High Commission of applicant’s country of birth.
            The fee for this service is A$ 15 for one Birth Certificate. 
        c. The original or translation of the Birth Certificate issued in a third country and attested by the                                    Embassy/Consulate General of Islamic Republic of Afghanistan in that country
            where the Birth Certificate was issued. The fee for this service is A$15 for one Birth Certificate. 

Attesting a Birth Certificate
For attesting a Birth Certificate, please read the following information and instructions carefully:

  • 1. Appointment. There is NO need for an appointment as the service can be provided distanced.

  • 2. Visit In-person. NO need to visit the Embassy in-person. All required documents can be sent to the Embassy by post. Please include an Express/Registered return 
        self-addressed envelope along with the required documents. 

  • 3. Required Documents: 
        a) Request letter. the applicant should write a request letter addressed to this Embassy and outline the                      services needed (i.e. attestation of the original Birth Certificate, attestation of the translation of a Birth                      Certificate or both), personal details, address and contact number. 
        b) Original Birth Certificate and/or original its translation. 
        c) Copy of Birth Certificate and/or copy of its translation. 
        d) Proof of Address in Australia or New Zealand. An applicant should make a copy of either his/her driver license, utility bill or bank statement and include it in the
            postal package. 
        e) Express/Registered self-addressed envelope. An Express/Registered self-addressed return envelope MUST be included in the postal package. Without this
            the Embassy will NOT be able to send you back the attested Birth Certificate. 

  • 4. Fee. Embassy will charge A$15 for one Birth Certificate attestation. Applicants can make a money order to              “Embassy of Afghanistan”. Please DO NOT send cash by post or DO NOT bring cash in-person to the Embassy.         The Embassy does NOT accept cash under any circumstances. 

  • 5. Procedure.
        a) Once the Embassy receives the package by post, it will be processed within 2 business days provided that                the required documents are complete. 
        b) The Embassy will send back the attested Birth Certificate to the applicant using the Express/Registered self-            addressed envelope (It is extremely important for ALL applicants to include an Express/Registered self                      addressed envelope with the initial postal package and send it to the Embassy.). 

  • Note: please bring along all necessary documents and photographs at the time of your appointment. The Embassy does not have printing and copying facilities for its clients.

II. Issuance of a Birth Certificate.

If an Afghan national does not have a Birth Certificate and would like to obtain one, the Embassy issues a Birth Certificate for him/her. Please read the following information and instructions carefully. 

  • 1. Appointment. Applicants MUST book an appointment online prior to coming to the Embassy. Clients with no prior appointment will not be serviced. 

  • 2. Visit In-person. An applicant MUST visit the Embassy in-person for an interview on the date and time of his/her confirmed appointment and have the required documents ready. 

  • 3. Required Documents: 
        a) Request letter. The applicant should write a request letter addressed to this Embassy and outline the                    purpose and type of services needed, personal details, address and
            contact number. 
        b) Proof of Afghan Citizenship. The applicant will need to present her/his Tazkira (National ID) or Afghan                    Passport to the Embassy upon their appointment.  
        c) Photographs. One recent photograph with a white background (size: 4x4.5 cm)
        d) Proof of Address in Australia or New Zealand. An applicant should make a copy of either his/her driver              license, utility bill or bank statement. 
        e) Express/Registered self-addressed envelope. An Express/Registered self-addressed return envelope                    MUST be included in the postal package. Without this, the Embassy will NOT be able to send you back the                issued Birth Certificate. 

  • 4. Fee. Embassy will charge A$15 for one Birth Certificate attestation. Applicants can make a money order to “Embassy of Afghanistan”. Please DO NOT send cash by post or DO NOT bring cash in-person to the Embassy. The Embassy does NOT accept cash under any circumstances. 

  • 5. Procedure.
    The applicant presents the required document at the Embassy counter on the date and time of appointment. After initial document assessment, an Embassy staff will interview the applicant. The Birth Certificate will be processed within 3 business days and sent back to the applicant’s address in Australia using the Express/Registered self-addressed envelope that the applicant provides to the Embassy. Applicants based in New Zealand, as mentioned above, need to arrange a courier pick up of the documents from the Embassy. 

  • Applicants based in New Zealand. The Embassy will inform the applicant via telephone about the completion of the required service(s) and advise to make necessary arrangements for a document pick up form the Embassy by a courier company during weekdays (except holidays) between 9:30 am – 3:30 pm.