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Authentication of Documents

How to apply?
List of requirements
Fees and method of payment
Embassy address and opening hours
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How to apply?
Applications for authentication of documents can be made either in in-person or by post. Applications must be accompanied by the original form of the document which requires authentication.

Chicklist of requirements

All applicants, whether applying by post or in person, must submit the following items as part of their application:

  • Document Authentication Request Form – fully completed and signed.
  • Original form of the ‘document’ that requires authentication
  • Photocopy of document verifying your legal status in Canada, such as passport, PR card, etc.
  • Documents verifying your current address, such as driving license, utility bills or similar documents.
  • Authentication fee. See below for payment method.
  • Applicants can choose to provide a registered, self-addressed return envelop instead of paying the postage cost.

Fees and method of payment

(All charges are in USD)

All applicants are, hereby, notified that they should make sure to have all required supporting documents available before depositing service fee to the Embassy's bank account. The Embassy cannot return the service fee to the applicants, if their supporting documents are not complete, which in turn delays provision of the consular service to the applicants.

Document *Fee Payable
(Including bank and admin charges)

Birth Certificate

USD 55
Payble only to Bank Service Account

Death Ceritificate

Gratis (free of charge)

Certificate of Illness

Gratis (free of charge)

Mariage Certificate

USD 55
Payble only to Bank Service Account

Divorce Bill

USD 55
Payble only to Bank Service Account

Certificate of Celibacy

USD 55
Payble only to Bank Service Account


USD 55
Payble only to Bank Service Account

Driving License

USD 55
Payble only to Bank Service Account

Educational/Professional Credentials

USD 55
Payble only to Bank Service Account

Patents & Commercial/Customs Papers

USD 132
Payble only to Bank Service Account

Additional Charges  

Fast Track service

USD 23
Payble only to Bank Service Account

Postage cost

USD 16
Payble only to Bank Postal Account

Payment method

  1. All consular charges are ONLY payable in USD. Payment in any other currency will not be accepted.
  2. All consular charges must be paid The Embassy Bank Account in Ottawa ’.
  3. Payment by cash, personal cheques or bank transfer will not be accepted..

Embassy address and opening hours

The opening hours of the Embassy’s Consular Section are as follows:

Monday through Friday from 10am to 1pm and from 2pm to 4pm.

The Consular Section is closed outside these hours as well as on Saturdays and Sundays.

Postal applications must be sent by REGISTERED MAIL to the Embassy’s address below.

Consular Section

Embassy of Afghanistan in Ottawa

240 Argyle Avenue

Ottawa, ON K2P 1B9

View Embassy Address on the Map

The Embassy will not take any responsibility for loss of documents which are not sent as registered mail.

Applications will be processed in order of their receipt by the Consular Section. Applications that are incomplete and/or are missing necessary documentation will not be processed.

All original documents submitted as part of application for certificate of birth/identity/nationality will be returned to the applicant after the due process.


Ready to apply?

If you have read the information above and are ready to apply, print the following forms as appropriate:

Application form English: DocumentAuthenticationFormEnglish.pdf

Application form in Dari: DocumentAuthenticationFormDari.pdf

Application form in Pashto: DocumentAuthenticationFormPashto.pdf

Application form in French: DocumentAuthenticationFormFrench.pdf


If you need to fill in an Identity Guarantee form, which can be accessed below, please read the instructions before completing.

Identity Guarantee form: IdentityGuaranteeFormEnglish.pdf

Identity Guarantee form: IdentityGuaranteeFormDari.pdf

Identity Guarantee form: IdentityGuaranteeFormPashto.pdf


Police certificate applications are also available in Dari, Pashto and French languages as follows:

Have any questions or need more information?

For further information, or if you want to discuss your application, please contact the Consular Section during its opening hours (Monday through Friday from 10am to 1pm and from 2pm to 4pm).


+ 1-613-563-4223

+ 1-613-563-4265

+ 1-613-680-0066



Postal Address

Embassy of Afghanistan, Ottawa

240 Argyle Avenue

Ottawa, ON K2P 2B9
240 Argyle Ave. Ottawa, Ontario, K2P-1B9 | Phone: (613) 563-4223 / 65 | Fax: (613) 563-4962 | contact@afghanembassy.ca