Embassy of Canada in Afghanistan - Contact information

Address, phone, fax, email

Street address:
Street No. 15, House No. 256
Wazir Akbar Khan
Kabul, Afghanistan

Telephone: 93 (0) 701 108 800
Fax: 93 (0) 701 108 805
Email: kabul@international.gc.ca

Hours of Operation

The Embassy reception will answer your calls Sunday to Thursday 08:30-12:00, and from 13:00-16:30.

Security Notice

Please be advised that all visitors are subject to thorough personal search and vehicle inspection, in order to ensure the safety and security of Embassy employees and visitors. It is therefore recommended that you avoid carrying a large number of items, mobile phones and electronic devices with you when visiting as it may delay the security screening process. All personal items and electronics will also have to be stored prior to you accessing the Embassy. It is suggested that you plan to arrive at least 20 minutes prior to any scheduled appointment in order to complete the security screening process and the visitor registration procedures. It is strongly advised to book an appointment prior to making a visit to the Embassy.

Also note that there is very limited parking space around the Embassy. Alternate transport arrangements are therefore recommended.

Consular Services

The Consular Section is open to the public Sunday to Thursday, from 08:30 to 12:00.

You can reach the embassy’s consular section via phone at the main number listed above, or by sending an email at kabulcs@international.gc.ca.

The consular section is pleased to announce that payment by credit card is now accepted for passport applications, citizenship and notarial services.

Passport Services

Please visit Passport Canada’s website for the most up-to-date information related to passports. When applying for a passport, we strongly encourage the use of the fillable PDF passport application forms for Canadians residing abroad available on Passport Canada’s website.

Note that the processing time for a passport application received in person at the embassy is 20 working days.

Both Canadian and US dollars, as well as credit cards, are accepted for the payment of the passport and consular fees.

Citizenship Services

Please visit the Citizenship and Immigration Canada website for the most up-to-date information related to citizenship services. When applying for a citizenship service, we strongly encourage the use of the fillable PDF Application for a Citizenship Certificate.

For the latest information on the processing time for a proof of citizenship, please consult the relevant section of the Citizenship and Immigration Canada website.

Payment for citizenship services, are to be paid online before submitting your application at the Embassy.

Other services, including notarial services

Please contact the Consular Section directly for more information as it relates to other consular services.

Visa and Immigration Services

Please consult the Embassy’s Visas and Immigration page.

After-hours emergency contact information (for Canadian citizens only)

Telephone: (613) 996-8885 / (613) 944-1310(TTY)               
Email: sos@international.gc.ca

The Emergency Watch and Response Centre of the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week. An experienced officer is always available to respond to emergency calls from anywhere in the world. You can also phone the Embassy at 93 (0) 701 108 800 and follow the recorded instructions to reach the Emergency Watch and Response Centre.

Travel Advisories

Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada advises against all travel to Afghanistan, due to the unstable security situation, ongoing insurgency, terrorist attacks, the risk of kidnapping and a high crime rate. We strongly recommend that Canadians register with the Registration of Canadians Abroad (ROCA) service and include personal and professional contact details. For more details and the most up-to-date information, consult the travel advisory website.

Statutory Holidays - All sections of the Embassy will be closed

2019

DateStatutory Holidays
Tuesday, January 1New Year’s Day
Thursday, March 21New Year (Nowruz)
Sunday, April 21In lieu of Good Friday/Easter Monday
Sunday, April 28In lieu of Mujahedeen Victory Day
Sunday, May 19In lieu of Victoria Day
Tuesday, June 4*Eid ul Fitr
Sunday, June 30In lieu of Canada Day
Sunday, August 11*Eid ul Adha
Sunday, October 13In lieu of Thanksgiving
Wednesday, December 25Christmas Day
Thursday, December 26Boxing Day

Additional LES holidays (4 fixed + 1 floater day)

DateStatutory Holidays
Wednesday, June 5*2nd day of Eid ul Fitr
Monday, August 12*2nd day of Eid ul Adha
Monday, September 9*Ashura 10th of Muharam
Sunday, November 10*Birth of Prophet Mohammed (PBUH)

* Date of holiday is based on lunar calendar and may change.