The Consulate General of Afghanistan in Los Angeles attests the following types of documents:
- Educational documents including diplomas, certificates, and transcripts.
- Legal documents including power of attorney, affidavits of heirship and certificates of inheritance, marriage certificates, and marital status affidavits.
- Business and commercial documents including business licenses.
- Medical and tourism documents including medical certificates and statements, health status documents, and travel and tourism agencies licenses.
- Driving licenses and identification documents including birth certificates, death certificates, and identification cards.
General requirements for all attestations
- For all attestations, the original copies of the documents are required, and an additional photocopy is recommended.
- All documents issued by Afghan authorities in Afghanistan must have previously been attested and certified at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Kabul. Original and certified translation is required if the document is translated.
- All documents (original copies) issued by the US authorities must first be attested by the US Department of State in Washington DC.
- All documents (original copies) issued by countries other than the US and Afghanistan, must first be attested by the origin country’s missions (embassies and consulates) in the United States.
- All documents issued in a language other than English or national languages of Afghanistan, must first be translated into English and the original copy of the certified translation must be attested by the origin country’s missions in the United States prior to submitting.
- All documents must only be submitted and collected by the applicant or their authorized representatives. Applicants may in some cases introduce and authorize their representatives through an email to email@example.com providing copies of their passports or Id cards, contact numbers, a copy of the document submitted for attestations and the complete address of the applicant in the United States.
- All fees must be in the form of a money order. We do not accept cash, credit, or debit cards. For a list of fees, please see “Attestation fees” below.
- While regular processing time for all attestations is between 1-2 business days, in some cases the process can take longer as the documents may require verifications by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Afghanistan.
- Most documents submitted in person will be attested and returned on the same day.
Required supporting documents for all attestations
- One clean and transparent photocopy of photo identity card of the applicant and his representative such as Tazkira, passport, ID card, driving license.
- One clean and transparent photocopy of the document submitted for attestation.
- Fees in the form of money order, if applicable.
- A prepaid return envelope if not collected in person.
All documents attested and certified at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Afghanistan will be attested free of charge. Attestation for documents issued by Afghan missions abroad, US authorities or other countries, and not attested at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Kabul will be charged as the following:
Educational documents: $10 per document
- Power of attorney: $125 per document
- Affidavits of heirship and certificates of inheritance: $125 per document
- Marriage certificate or translation: $50 per document
- Marital status affidavits: $20 per document
Business and commercial documents: $50 per document
Medical and tourism documents:
- Travel agencies licenses and tourism documents: $100 per document
Driving licenses and identification documents:
- Driving license and translation: $25 per document
- ID and translation: $10 per document
- Birth certificate and translation: $10 per document