Verification of Tazkira (Afghan National ID)
The Embassy of Islamic Republic of Afghanistan is not the authority to verify a Tazkira (Afghan National ID). The Embassy facilitates the verification process of a Tazkira with the Afghanistan Central Civil Registration Authority (ACCRA).
Checklist of requirements
To initiate the process of Tazkira verification through this Embassy, please read the following instructions and information 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 /Email.
- 3. Required Documents:
a) Request letter. the applicant should write a request letter addressed to this Embassy and outline the need for verifying his/her Tazkira (i.e. only verification, Birth Certificate etc), personal details, address and contact number.
b) Copy of Tazkira. The applicant needs to include a clear copy of her/his Tazkira in the postal package/email.
c) Copy of Swiss Residence Permit.
d) Express/Registered self-addressed envelope. In case you want your Tazkira verification letter delivered to you by post, a paid self-addressed return envelope MUST be included in the postal package. Without this, the Embassy will NOT be able to send you back the verification letter of your Tazkira and will only inform you of the results by phone/email.
- 4. Procedure:
a) Once the Embassy receives the package by post/email, it will be processed within 1 week and will be sent to ACCRA.
b) After the package is processed in ACCRA, the Embassy will receive a notification about the verification of the Tazkira by an email.
c) The Embassy will share the verification letter with the applicant using the self-addressed return envelope, within 2 business days of receiving a response from ACCRA or will inform you by email/phone.
- Please note that this is a time-consuming process and the applicant requires to wait for one months, on average.
The Embassy has no control and influence on the processes within ACCRA.
In an unlikely scenario, if a Tazkira does NOT get verified by ACCRA, the applicant may apply for a Tazkira in Absentia. For more information about Tazkira in Absentia please refer to the relevant section using this link.