The General Directorate of Passports says that it will resume the processing of passports in Kabul on Monday, and will process 300 passports each day.
“In the past, the process of distributing passports in Kabul was such that we were distributing passports to people who urgently needed to travel for medical care, and 300 applicants who registered online, and this process will start again,” said Shafiullah Tassal, press director of the General Directorate of Passports.
Officials in the department also said that the processing of passports in the provinces was halted due to the new solar year and the need to process a backlog of applications.
“In the provinces, we have stopped the process of distributing passports for a while. This is due to three problems. First, as you know, the fiscal year is coming to an end, and the process will stop for a while in the provinces due to the settlement of accounts. Secondly, a lot of documents have been collected from the provinces that need to be cleared ...” said Shafiullah Tassal, press director of the General Directorate of Passports.
Passport processing in Kabul has been stopped for almost a week.
Passport applicants call for the General Directorate of Passports to address their problems
“The Islamic Emirate has to solve the problems of the people. If they cannot distribute 50,000 passports a day, distribute at least 500. These 300 passports are not really enough for one province,” said Mohammad Taqi, a passport applicant.
“Our problems should be solved, we are from this country,” said Fatema, the passport applicant.
In the meantime, the General Directorate of Passports said that reports about the shortage of passports in Kabul and other provinces are baseless, and said there is not a shortage of passport notebooks in the country.