The Consulate Department issues visas, passports, entry permits, marriage certificates, birth certificates, identification certificates, and inheritance certificates. The Consulate Department also provides the extension of passports, the preparation of power of attorney documents, the verification of National Identification (Tazkera) documents, and official coordination with various Afghanistan government agencies, private institutions and individuals regarding immigration, criminal and other legal matters. The Consulate Department explains and simplifies the application process to customers when appropriate. Applicants for visas and other documentation are given clear instructions, and their questions and concerns are addressed in full. Special attention is given to elderly or impaired applicants to ensure that all necessary documentation is provided with minimum inconvenience to the applicant.