Afghan refugees are currently unable to obtain identity documents

Many refugees from Afghanistan living in Germany are currently having problems fulfilling their “obligation to cooperate” in obtaining identity documents such as a tazkira or passport. Due to the Taliban’s takeover of power in Afghanistan, it is no longer possible to obtain identity documents from the embassy or consulates. At the Afghan consulate in Munich, for example, it is no longer possible to apply for a Tazkira, as the homepage required for this has been deactivated. Passports are no longer issued for an indefinite period of time; only extensions are still possible. This means that anyone who now receives a request from the Foreigners’ Registration Office or other authorities to obtain documents can point out that it is currently no longer possible to obtain identity documents.

This is what the Tübingen initiatives “Move on” and “Plan B” wrote in an advisory leaflet for Afghan refugees. According to the initiatives, contact with the embassy and consulate is also no longer advisable, as the personal data provided via the embassy and consulate could end up in the hands of the Taliban, putting family members in Afghanistan at risk.

The advisory sheet in German is translated into Dari at the same time:

2021-11-01_info_afghanistan_folgeantrag_mitwirkung_de-far.pdf (

The possibilities of a follow-up asylum application are also discussed.


Im Tübinger Bürgerbüro befindet sich auch die Meldebehörde. Foto: tünews INTERNATIONAL / Mostafa Elyasian.

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