Russian Embassy in Afghanistan suspends issuance of visas and documents

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MOSCOW (UrduPoint News/Sputnik – September 13, 2022) The Russian Embassy in Afghanistan has suspended the issuance of visas and documents, asking visitors not to appear in person at the consular department for the time being, the mission announced on Tuesday. diplomatic.

“Dear applicants, the Russian Embassy in Afghanistan asks you not to report to the consular section until further notice. We are working on options to issue you with documents that have already been accepted. No applications are temporarily accepted, the consular services are not provided, new visas are not issued,” the embassy said on Telegram.

The embassy noted that in case of emergency, Russian citizens can contact the emergency consular assistance phone: +93-798-023-793.

The explosion occurred on the morning of September 5 near the consular service building of the Russian Embassy in Kabul. According to the Russian Foreign Ministry, two employees of the diplomatic mission died as a result of the terrorist attack. The Russian embassy is in close contact with the Afghan security services, which are investigating the explosion, the security of the diplomatic mission has been reinforced, the ministry said. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov expressed hope that the organizers and perpetrators of the attack would be punished as soon as possible.

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