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Police Clearance Certificate

Jemand zeigt mit dem Finger auf ein erweitertes Führungszeugnis

Führungszeugnis, © Stephan Jansen/dpa

01.12.2017 - Article

The German Embassy in Kabul has been closed since 15 August 2021.

German nationals who are still in Afghanistan after the end of the military evacuation and who want to leave are urgently requested to register under http://afg.diplo.de. Even if you had already entered your details in the ELEFAND emergency contact list, please register via our new system. This will allow us to communicate specifically with those of you who are still in Afghanistan and are looking to leave.

Please make sure your information is complete and correct!

The Federal Foreign Office has also set up an emergency hotline for German nationals (+49 30-18 17 1000) – but no matter how you seek to contact us, you must register via the portal http://afg.diplo.de.

Attention! We have seen an increase in dubious contacts via social media and misinformation is being spread. Please respond only to individual messages from us via the communication channels mentioned above.

Information for former local employees and other Afghans at particular risk can be found here.

Police Clearance Certificate


The Police Clearance Certificate, also called „Criminal Record (Führungszeugnis)“, is a German document that certifies whether or not the person in question has a criminal record.

If you wish to apply for a police clearance certificate („Führungszeugnis“), the issuing can be requested directly from the Federal Justice Office. More information can be found here on the website of the Federal Office of Justice (available in English).

Due to the closure of the Legal and Consular Section, the German Embassy in Afghanistan cannot assist you with the application. The signature certification that may be required can be obtained at all other foreign missions in the region, a foreign authority or at a notary.

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