Ministry spokesman Qari Saeed Khosti said it would provide applicants with documents physically identical to those issued by the previous government, which issued passports in the name of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan.
The issuance of passports has been stopped since the Taliban captured Kabul nearly two months ago.
Khosti said all women employees of the Passport Department have been asked to return to work. Other ministries have asked women employees to stay at home while new work arrangements have been put in place.
Reuters quoted Alam Gul Haqqani, the acting head of the Passport Office, as saying it would issue 5,000 to 6,000 passports a day – and that female staff would be employed to handle the processing of documents for female citizens.
In mid-August, the Taliban recaptured the Afghan capital, Kabul, and thousands gathered at the city’s airport to try to exit the country.
Afghanistan’s new rulers allowed the United States and its allies to move their citizens as well as some Afghans with immigrant visas out of the country in a massive and chaotic evacuation effort.
On 24 August, however, the Taliban said that Afghans were no longer allowed into the airport.
Taliban spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid told a news conference: “The road leading to the airport is blocked. Afghans cannot take that road to the airport, but foreign nationals can take that road to the airport.” allowed to leave.”
“We are no longer allowing Afghans to be evacuated and we are not happy about it either,” he said.
“Afghanistan doctors and academics “should not leave this country, they should work in their specialist areas,” Mujahid said.
The resumption of flights by commercial airlines offered some hope for many Afghans still desperate to leave the country.
In addition, more than 100 US citizens and green card holders as well as nine special immigrant visa holders were deported from Afghanistan via a private charter flight on 28 September.
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