Relinquishing Citizenship

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  • Relinquishing citizenship shall take place on the written request of the person within the provisions of law.
  • The applicant may present his/her application for relinquishing his/her Afghan citizenship to the Afghan embassy or its permanent representation office in the subject country and complete the required documents.
  • Sending letter from embassy or representation office of Afghanistan in the subject county to the Directorate of Consulate Affairs, Office of Deputy of Refugee Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Islamic Republic of Afghanistan.
  • Sending documents from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Islamic Republic of Afghanistan to the Directorate of Foreign Relations of the Ministry of Justice, and the dispatched documents shall include: the original copy of the application, three filled forms of relinquishing citizenship, copy of National Identity (tazkira), form of no objection, and two copies of original finger prints.
  • Documents (copy of MoFA letter, copy of application of the applicant, two pages of original finger print and one copy of original form, copy of National Identity (tazkira, no objection form, and if available, copy of passport) to the National Authority of Statistics and one copy of complete documents shall be sent to the General Directorate of Customs of Ministry of Finance, and the General Directorate of National Security of Islamic Republic of Afghanistan.
  • Receiving letters from the National Authority of Statistics, Ministry of Finance, General Directorate of National Security and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Islamic Republic of Afghanistan.
  • Examining the file comprehensively in the Commission of Affairs Related to Acquiring and Relinquishing Citizenship; (the commission shall be convened under the chairmanship of the Deputy Minister of Justice (Professional) of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan and representative of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, representative of the Supreme Court, representative of the General Directorate of National Security, representative of the National Authority of Statistics).
  • Sending the Rules of the Commission of Affairs Related to Acquiring and Relinquishing Citizenship to the General Directorate of Administrative Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, and ratification in the cabinet meetings of the government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan.
  • Acquiring approval of the President.
  • Sending the order to the Ministry of Justice.
  • Sending letter and the copy of order to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Directorate of Consulate Affairs;
  • Sending the order to the embassy and permanent representation office of Afghanistan to the subject country of the applicant.