Passport requests overwhelm Nangarhar office


Officials of the passport department in Nangarhar said that more than 2,000 people a day apply for passports at their department, and the department is capable of issuing only 200 to 250 passports each day.

Officials said that crowding and chaos have created challenges for the department, and they asked all applicants to follow the procedure in an orderly way.

“We have collected around 2,500 to 3,500 applications, and we cannot accept new applications and documents until finishing and processing these applications,” said Nader Wadan, head of the Nangarhar Passport department.

Nangarhar residents urged the department to speed up the process of issuing passports.
“In the past, a bank was near here and when we received our bill for payment we delivered them to the bank and there was no need to go to Kabul Bank which is far from here,” said Didar Sapai, a passport applicant.

“We have been coming here for several days, believe me, we are exhausted, there is a lot of problems here,” said Zarmina, a passport applicant.

Based on the statistics of the Nangarhar passport department, the office has the capacity to issue 200 to 250 passports per day, while the number of passport applicants in this department ecceeds 2,000 daily.

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