Afghan identity card

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Sample of Afghan new E-ID card

The electronic Afghan identity card (e-Tazkira) is a national identity document issued to all citizens of Afghanistan. It is proof of identity, residency and citizenship.

The electronic national ID card was officially launched in Kabul on 3 May 2018 when President Ashraf Ghani and the First Lady, Rula Ghani, were handed their e-ID cards. Distribution of e-ID cards or e-Tazkira has also begun to all the people of Afghanistan. The new Afghan national electronic identity card complies with international standards for identity documents [1]

National identity card
Issued by Afghanistan
Valid in Afghanistan
Type of documentAfghan e-ID
PurposeWho you are
Eligibility requirementsCertificate of birth or local authority
Expiration5 to 10 years

Price, validity & application procedure[edit]

The national identity card is valid for five or ten years and it costs may be 10 Af or more. Applications are filed at ministry of interior offices. When applying, a valid certificate from local authority is needed in order to check the identity. If the applicant does not have a valid document, then the applicant must be accompanied in person by another that does have such a document, that person must be a near relative or an employer or municipal official who knows the applicant. There is no age limit to get a card, but people below 18 must be accompanied by their guardian at application. [2]


The identity card is plastic and rectangular in shape, about 86 × 54 millimeters in size. On one side is a gold-plated contact chip, and on the right-hand side is the small photograph of the bearer, personal information is available in English on the same side. On the top of the card on both side, the name Afghanistan is written in three languages, Pashto, Dari and English. On other side is personal information about bearer in two languages Pashto and Dari. The national identity card is equipped with a contact chip ready to function as an electronic identity card (eID). [3]

Printed data[edit]

The descriptions of the fields are printed in Pashto, Dari and English.

  • Given name
  • Surname
  • Personal Id. No.
  • Holder's signature
  • Place of birth
  • Date of birth
  • Authority
  • Date of issue
  • Date of expiry

A machine readable zone is printed on the bottom of the back-side of the card. [4]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Distribution of e-ID cards to start on May 3 , 2018". tolonews. Tolonews. May 3, 2018. Retrieved 2018-05-06.
  2. ^ "".
  3. ^ "Kabultimes".
  4. ^ "".

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