Sat, Jul

Travelers Praise Reforms In Passport Department


The passport department's new ability to process passports between two and three days – instead of the more than 20 days in the past – has been welcomed by Afghan travelers.

Nearly 2,000 people apply for passports on a daily basis. Now reforms and improvements in the leadership of the Kabul Passport Department has made it much easier to process and receive a passport.
Mateen Sarfraz, deputy chief of the technical department, said he has solved all demands from applicants.
"We try not to delay the process. Further delays will only pave the ground for corruption," said Sarfraz.
This improvement follows after the passport applications increased recently in Kabul since Pakistan banned Afghans without passports from travelling to that country through the Torkham crossing.