POLICE CLEARANCE CERTIFICATE

The Consulate General processes the Police Clearance requests for
(I) Afghan nationals who live in The United States
(II) Foreign nationals who live in The United States and worked/lived in Afghanistan. 

I. Afghan Nationals

All Afghan nationals should read the following information and instructions carefully:

  • 1. Appointment: Can be obtained online through our website
  • 2. Required Documents:
  • Presence of the applicant is mandatory at the Consulate General for police clearance
    a) Application letter. an Afghan applicant should write a request letter addressed to this Consulate General
     and outline (a) the services needed; (b) personal details (name, father’s name, date and place of birth); (c) current address; and (d) contact number.
    b) Application Form. An Afghan applicant should complete this FORM in English and Dari/Pashto.
    c) Fingerprints. All ten fingerprints will be taken in the designated form. Biometric enrolment could be done in any biometric center please make sure you have the fingerprint form after you did the biometric  
    d) Passport Copy (Afghanand US passports).
    e) Tazkira Copy. An Afghan applicant should submit a copy of his/her Tazkira.
    If the applicant does not have a Tazkira, she/he should include a Tazkira copy of his/her parental relatives such as father, grandfather, siblings, uncles (father’s brothers), aunts (father’s sisters) and paternal cousins.
    f)Copy of US Residence Permit
    g) Express/Registered self-addressed envelope. An Express/Registered self-addressed return envelope MUST be included in the postal package. Without this, the Embassy will NOT be able to send you back the results.
  • Fee: Consulate will charge 10USD for one application. Applicants can make a money order to Post-Finance account “Section Consulate 241-02 Northern Blvd. 3rd Floor Little Neck, NY 11362. Please DO NOT send cash by post or DO NOT bring cash in-person to the Consulate General.The Consulate General does NOT accept cash or cheque under any circumstances. 
  • Procedure: Please note that this is a time-consuming process and requires the engagement of multiple agencies. 
  •  a) Once the Consulate General receives the package by post, it will be processed within 1 working week provided that the required documents are complete, and send it to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA).
     b) The MoFA sends the documents to other relevant authorities for processing.
     c) The MoFA shares the results with the Consulate after receiving a response from relevant authorities.
     d) After the Consulate General  receives the Police Clearance results from MoFA, a Police Clearance Certificate will be issued by the General Consulate and will be sent to the applicant by post (It is extremely important for ALL applicants to include an Express/Registered self-addressed envelope in the initial postal package and send it to the Consulate General).

II. Foreign Nationals residing in USA: 

All non-Afghan applicants should read the following information and instructions carefully:
The Consulate General is not liable for any documents which are damaged or lost during delivery, it s recommended that you send your mail via ‘registered post’. Please include an extra envelope for the return of your documents.

  • 1. Appointment. Can be obtained online through our website.
  • 2. Required Documents:
  • Presence of the applicant is mandatory at the Consulate General for police clearance
    a) Request letter. A Foreign applicant should write a request letter in ENGLISH addressed to this Consulate General and outline (a) the services needed; (b) personal details (name, father’s name, date and place of birth); (c) current address; and (d) contact number.
    b) Application Form. A foreign applicant should complete this FORM in BLOCK letters.
    c) Fingerprints. All ten fingerprints should be taken in the designated form in presence of the Consulate General staff. Biometric enrolment could be done in any biometric center please make sure you have the fingerprint form after you did the biometric 
    d) Passport Copy
    e) Afghanistan visa and Work Permit copy.
    f) Employment contract or Employment letter copy.
    g) Copy of US Residence Permit.
    h) Express/Registered self-addressed envelope. An Express/Registered self-addressed return envelope MUST be included in the postal package. Without this, the Consulate General will NOT be able to send you back the certificate.
  • Fee: The Consulate General will charge 50 USD for one application. Please find above the account and payment details. Please DO NOT send cash by post or DO NOT bring cash in-person to the Consulate General.
  • 5. Procedure: Same as above-mentioned procedures concerning Afghan Nationals. 

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