Afghanistan Embassy, consulates in the U.S. closed
18 Mar 22
The Embassy and Consulates General of Afghanistan in the U.S. have announced that they have closed and ended operations.
- As of March 16, the Embassy of Afghanistan and its consulates have ended all operations in the U.S. and transferred the custodial responsibility of the properties to the U.S. State Department.
- Consular services will no longer be available for Afghan citizens in the U.S.
- The Embassy of Afghanistan stated that it remains hopeful that “diplomatic relations between Afghanistan and the United States are resumed.” Officials cited a lack of funding and resources to continue operations in the U.S.
BAL Analysis: Afghan nationals will no longer have access to diplomatic representation or consular services in the U.S., including passport services.
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