Document Validation/ Authentication

The Embassy of Afghanistan in Oslo can issue certification of legal, educational, professional and commercial documents held by Afghan nationals and Afghan-born individuals residing in, and applying from Norway, Denmark and Iceland. Documents issued by statutory authorities within Afghanistan can only be certified if already certified by official seal of the Department of Consular Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Kabul, Afghanistan.

Applications for certification of documents can be made by post or in person and presenting a cover letter alongside the document explaining the reasons for certification.

Checklist of requirements

All applicants, whether applying by post or in person, must:

  • Submit the relevant document in original form.
  • Provide a cover letter explaining the reasons for certification.
  • Provide one standard passport size photo affixed to the cover letter.
  • Provide documents verifying your current address, such as utility bills or similar documents.
  • Pay for the certification fee (see fees table below).
  • Return postage cost (see fees table below). Applicants from Norway can provide a registered, self-addressed return envelop instead of paying the postage cost.

Processing fees and postage costs

Item Amount
Certification Fee for documents, such asTranslation of Tazkira, International driving lisence, Doctor Certificate, etc after attestation of authorized offices and consular affairs department of  the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Afghanistan Free of charge
Certification fee for Marriage certificates which are processed in authorized offices in Afghanistan and are certified by the department of consular affairs in Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Afghanistan. Free of charge
Certification fee for travel agencies and related documents 92 EUR (including 2 EUR for bank charge.)

Payment methods

Document certification fees and all other consular charges are only payable in Euros. Payment in any other currency will not be accepted.

Document certification fees and all consular charges must be paid by certified bank cheque made payable to “The Embassy of Afghanistan, Oslo”. A money order (or certified bank cheque) can be obtained at any bank, regardless of whether you hold an account there or not, by paying the required amount alongside any applicable fee.

Applicants who are applying in person at the Embassy must pay by credit/ debit card upon applying.

Payments in cash, personal cheques or bank transfer are not accepted under any circumstances.

All payments must cover the total amount that is payable to the Embassy, including any applicable fees, and must be received by the Embassy together with your application.

Applying by post

All postal applications must be sent by registered mail to the following address:

Consular Section
Embassy of Afghanistan, Oslo
Gange Rolvs Gate 5
0244 Oslo

The Embassy will not take any responsibility for loss of documents which are not sent as registered post.

Applicants in Norway must enclose a registered, self-addressed return envelope or enclose the necessary amount, as specified in the price table above, to cover the cost of return postage. Due to incompatibility of cross country postal systems, applicants from Denmark, Finland or Iceland cannot send a return envelope and are, therefore, required to enclose postage cost payment as appropriate.

Applying in Person

Applicants may apply in person by visiting the Consular Section of the Embassy (see the address above) during the section’s official opening hours which are as follows:

Monday through Friday from 9 am to 1 pm.
The Consular Section is closed outside these hours as well as on Saturdays and Sundays.

After your completed application is received at the Consular Section, unless we are able to issue the certification right away, we will ask the applicants to return on a specified day and time to pick up their certificate(s). Those applying in person can request for their documents to be returned to them by post in which case the applicants will be required to present a registered, self-addressed return envelope or enclose the necessary payment to cover postage costs.

Return of original documents

All original documents submitted as part of an application for certification of documents will be returned to the applicant after the due process is completed.

Have any questions or need more information?

For further information, please contact the Consular Section during its opening hours (Monday through Friday from 9 am to 1 pm).

Telephone: (+47) 22 12 35 70


Postal Address:
Consular Section
Embassy of Afghanistan, Oslo
Gange- Rolvs gate 5
0244 Oslo