The Embassy and Permanent Mission of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan in Vienna


Power of Attorney

A Power of Attorney (POA) is a legal document issued by the Embassy and Permanent Mission of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan in Vienna to those who wish to appoint a representative to pursue their legal case on their behalf in Afghanistan. Power of Attorney can be issued based on the needs and requests of the applicants but the most common are as follow:

POA for Property
POA for Marriage Certificate
POA for Business Relations
POA Termination
Inheritance Certificate


  • Can the embassy give me a marriage certificate?

The embassy does NOT issue documents such as a Marriage Certificate. We only issue a POA where the applicant can legally appoint a representative in Afghanistan who can then apply for a marriage certificate on the client’s behalf.

  • What is the next step once the POA is issued?

Once the POA document is received by the client’s representative in Afghanistan, he/she will then need to visit the Department of Consular Affairs of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Kabul to certify the POA document.

  • Can I come without an appointment?

No, as a POA takes at least 2 hours to prepare, appointments are a must. Please make sure you and your 2 witnesses arrive for your POA appointment on time. 

  • Can I apply with some of the required documents and send the documents I am missing after my appointment?

No, all required documents must be submitted before a POA can be issued. This is to ensure that all the information in the POA is correct.

  • Whom can I bring as witnesses?

Any 2 male witnesses who are AFGHAN and/or MUSLIM will be accepted. They must bring copies of their documents: passport/tazkera copy, proof of address, and 1 passport-size photo. Afghan nationals who hold dual nationality can submit copies of their foreign passports as proof of identity instead of Tazkera or Afghan passports. Witnesses must be present with the client at the time of signing of the POA.

  • Can I or my witnesses come at separate times?

No, both the applicant and the witnesses must be present to sign the document before a POA can be issued.

  • Can an embassy staff be my witness?

No, Embassy staff are not allowed to be your witness. 

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