Emergency Passports

Please note there is no walk-in service for American citizens requiring emergency passports. This service is by appointment only.

Check our ACS appointment calendar and if there is no appointment within 24 hours of your travel, please contact us at KabulACS@state.gov. When emailing us, please include your telephone number and state the nature of your emergency and proposed date of travel. This email box is monitored between 8:00 am and 4:30pm, Sunday to Thursday, except for American and Afghan public holidays.

Processing times

Same-day issuance is available for applications that are complete and straightforward. In some cases, if additional review is required, same day service may not be available.

Application procedures

For a list of required documents, please refer to the passport requirements listed above (first time applications, renewals, and stolen/lost passports)  and follow the guidance relevant to your situation. Application requirements, including fees, for emergency passports are the same as those for full-validity passports.