Transfer of Deceased to Afghanistan

In the event of an Afghan citizen passes away in Canada, and the family wishes to transfer the deceased to Afghanistan, the Embassy issues a support letter and seeks the cooperation of the relevant authorities during the transferring process, which include the transit countries and airports in Afghanistan.
If requested by the authorities in Canada, similar support letter will also be issued by this Embassy for transferring an Afghan deceased without heirs, only to ensure a smooth transferring process. 

Checklist of requirements

  • 1. Appointment. There is NO need for an appointment. The heirs can visit  or contact the Embassy.
    2. Email. The relevant authorities in Canada shall send an email to the Consular at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and request for a support letter and,
        if applicable, mention the names(s) of person(s) planning to travel to Afghanistan during the transfer of the deceased. The email should contain the required documents
        as attachments.
    3. Required Documents:
        a) Passport copy or photocopy of document verifying deceased legal status in Canada, such as, PR card, driving license etc. of the deceased person. 
        b) Death Registration Statement (death certificate issued by the Canadian authorities).
        c) Death Certificate. Contain information about (1) the deceased, (2) his/her parents, children and former spouse, (3) cause of death and medical condition,
           (4) name, address and relationship of the informant. 
        d) Certificate from Local Health District. This certifies that the transfer of the deceased is unlikely to pose any health risks for humans and countries.
    4. Fee. The Embassy does NOT charge for this service. Unless postage services required, which the Embassy will charge the postal services.
    5. Procedure. Once the Embassy receives the email along with the required document, as illustrated above, a support letter will be issued on the same day.
        The Embassy sends the scan copy of the letter by a return email, or to the client relatives.

Fees and method of payment


  • Permit for transfer of deceased to Afghanistan
  • Postage cost

Fee Payable

  • Gratis
  • USD 16

Embassy address and opening hours

Applications Drop off: Monday to Friday from 10 AM to 12:00 PM
Documents Pick up: Monday to Friday from 2:00 PM to 04:00 PM
For more information about consular services, please email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call Monday to Friday from 2:00 PM to 04:00 PM.

Consular Section
Embassy of Afghanistan in Ottawa
240 Argyle Avenue
Ottawa, ON K2P 1B9

The Embassy will not take any responsibility for loss of documents which are not sent as registered mail.
All original documents submitted as part of application for death certificate will be returned to the applicant after the due process.