Notarial and documentary services guide for Afghanistan
Documents, certificates, letters and notes available at the British embassy in Afghanistan.
The Consular Section of the British Embassy Kabul provides a range of fee-bearing services for British nationals. An appointment must be made for each service.
If there is no specific formal requirement for a notarial service or certificate to be provided by the British embassy, local lawyers can sometimes provide these services more conveniently, quickly and cheaply.
It is essential to check with the relevant authority (town hall/registry office/tax authorities/foreigners office, etc) either in the UK, Afghanistan or a third country, where the consular certificate or service will be accepted. Only the relevant authority can confirm which service you will require. This information cannot be verified by the British embassy. Refunds will not be given for certificates or notarial services that are not accepted by the requesting authority.
Fees for consular certificates and documents are to be paid at AIB Bank (10 minutes walk from the British embassy). Once you have submitted your documents to the Consular Section, you will be given a payment slip to take to AIB Bank to deposit the funds. We will carry out your service once you produce the bank’s receipt to us. Cash, debit and credit cards are not accepted.
Services we provide
- administrating an oath, declaration or affidavits/affirmations
- making or verifying a copy of a document (including certifying where necessary)
- arranging for consular birth/death registrations with the Foreign & Commonwealth Office in London
Book an appointment
You can apply for a notarial service at Consular Section of the British Embassy Kabul during our normal opening hours. No appointment is needed.
The services we provide
For all services:
- you must make an appointment
- bring your passport with you
- bring original documentation
- appear in person at the embassy
Administrating oaths, declarations or affidavits/affirmation
It is the responsibility of the customer to seek legal advice on the form and contents of an affidavit, affirmation or declaration. The Consular Section does not draft these documents.
Making or verifying a copy of a document
Customers should bring along their actual British passport, not photocopies as well as any relevant original documents.
Consular staff can only offer a limited notarial service relating to company documents. Consular staff cannot confirm positions held within a company nor can we draft statements confirming this.
The fees for our notarial services can be found here.
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This information is provided as a general guide and is based upon information provided to the embassy by the relevant local authorities and may be subject to change at any time with little or no notice. Accordingly the FCO and the British embassy will not be liable for any inaccuracies in this information. British nationals wishing to obtain any further information must contact the relevant local authority.