Required Documents

The required documents depend on the age of the applicant and whether or not the passport is being renewed or corrected.

Applicant is under age 16:

  • Original birth certificate (with English translation if applicable)
  • Applicant’s most recent passport
  • Parents’ valid passports or government-issued photo IDs
  • DS-11 passport form (PDF 100 KB) With Form DS-11 please bring primary proof of your U.S. citizenship.  This may be your U.S. issued birth certificate, naturalization certificates, citizenship certificate or CRBA.
  • 2 recent color photographs, 2″x 2″, on white background with full front view. ‘Photoshopped’ photos will not be accepted. No glasses (Click here for more details).
  • Family photographs should be submitted to establish the development of minor children, especially if their last passport was issued during infancy. These photos should range from the age at which their previous passport was issued to their current age.
  • Fee is payable in cash.
  • If one parent cannot be at the interview, the absent parent must send a DS-3053 “statement of consent” form notarized by a U.S. notary. Click this link for more information on how to complete a DS-3053 or form DS-5525 “statement of exigent/special family circumstances” if the written consent of the non-applying parent/guardian cannot be obtained.
  • For more information on applying for applicants under age 16, please click on this link.

Applicant is Over Age 16 and Most Recent Passport was valid for 5 years:

Applicant is Over Age 16 and Most Recent Passport was valid for 10 years:

Most recent passport is less than 1 year old and needs correction

  • Applicant’s most recent passport
  • Evidence supporting change in identifying information (e.g., marriage certificate, amended birth certificate, expired passport, etc.)
  • DS-5504 passport form (fill out online and print)
  • 2 passport photos
  • Fees: no charge.

Lost or stolen passports

If your passport is lost or stolen, you are advised to report the loss/theft to the local Afghan police in the area in which it occurred. In order to replace the passport, it will be necessary for you to appear personally at the Embassy. You should submit your application for a replacement passport (Form DS-11) (PDF 100 KB) as soon as possible after the loss or theft is discovered.

With Form DS-11 please bring primary proof of your U.S. citizenship. This may be your U.S. issued birth certificate, naturalization certificates, citizenship certificate or CRBA.

In addition to the standard documentation and fees, you must also bring:

  • A Police report from wherever it was lost or stolen stating the circumstances; and
  • A completed Affidavit of Loss or Theft (Form DS-64).