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30,000 Passports Issued Since Office Reopened

The passport department has distributed 30,000 passports since the office reopened ten days ago in Kabul, officials said on Wednesday. 

According to officials, the department is able to issue 4,000 passports per day and efforts are underway to increase capacity to 6,000 per day.

Officials further added the department has been paid 110 million Afghanis since the office started its services. 

“First, we start the process of issuing passports for those who pay the fees to the banks, and then we work on the issuing of passports for those who filed documents online," said Alim Gul Haqani, head of the passport department.

Reportedly thousands of Afghans flocked to the passport department to receive travel documents.

Many reasons caused them to come together and file documents for passport. 

Some of the applicants said they are fleeing the country to seek work opportunities, while others said they were traveling for school or medical treatment. 

“There is no cash, no work--what should people do? All the youth are unemployed," said passport applicant Gul Rahman.

“My daughter is a patient. We will take her to Pakistan,” said Humayoon Baryalai.

Another Kabul resident, Nazir Ahmad said, "People want to have passports for many reasons. Some people are fleeing the country, they believe the situation is deteriorating. Some want to go abroad for education.” 

30,000 Passports Issued Since Office Reopened

Reportedly thousands of Afghans flocked to the passport department to receive travel documents.

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The passport department has distributed 30,000 passports since the office reopened ten days ago in Kabul, officials said on Wednesday. 

According to officials, the department is able to issue 4,000 passports per day and efforts are underway to increase capacity to 6,000 per day.

Officials further added the department has been paid 110 million Afghanis since the office started its services. 

“First, we start the process of issuing passports for those who pay the fees to the banks, and then we work on the issuing of passports for those who filed documents online," said Alim Gul Haqani, head of the passport department.

Reportedly thousands of Afghans flocked to the passport department to receive travel documents.

Many reasons caused them to come together and file documents for passport. 

Some of the applicants said they are fleeing the country to seek work opportunities, while others said they were traveling for school or medical treatment. 

“There is no cash, no work--what should people do? All the youth are unemployed," said passport applicant Gul Rahman.

“My daughter is a patient. We will take her to Pakistan,” said Humayoon Baryalai.

Another Kabul resident, Nazir Ahmad said, "People want to have passports for many reasons. Some people are fleeing the country, they believe the situation is deteriorating. Some want to go abroad for education.” 

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