Routine Message for U.S. Citizens: U.S. Embassy Closure In Observance of Columbus Day and Ashura

October 3, 2016

The Consular Section of the U.S. Embassy will be closed for routine services on Sunday, October 9, 2016 in observance of the Columbus Day.  In addition, the Embassy will be closed on Wednesday, October 12, 2016 in observance of the Afghan holiday Ashura.

For emergency assistance for U.S. citizens, please call the Consular Duty Officer at 070-011-4000.

For further information:

  • Contact the U.S. Embassy, which is located at Great Massoud Road between Radio Afghanistan and the Ministry of Public Health in Kabul. To reach the American Citizen Services (ACS) unit of the Consular Section during business hours please call 070-011-4000 or send an email to  For after-hours emergencies involving U.S. citizens, please call the Consular Duty Officer at 070-011-4000 or the Embassy main switchboard at 070-010-8001/8002.
  • Call 1-888-407-4747 toll-free in the United States and Canada or 1-202-501-4444 from other countries from8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, Monday through Friday (except U.S. federal holidays).