Latest Posts

Visa

Please look over the directions, complete the form with the correct information, and return it to the Consulate Section with the required documents.

General Requirements:

  • One visa application form;
  • Two 4×4.5 inch photos (attached to application form);
  • Your passport, valid for at least 12 months;
  • Fees must be paid to the bank account of consular department;

Visa Processing Time: 
Due to the implementation of a new visa issuing system, visa applicants are kindly request to allow 1 to 3 days for the visa to be issued.

Visa Application Form (English)
Visa Application Form (Dari)
Diplomatic Visa Application Form (English)


Types of Visa:
According to the Afghan travel and residency law for foreign nationals, the following types of visas are available:


Single-Entry Visa:
This type of visa is issued by the diplomatic and consular missions of Afghanistan abroad. This visa is issued with the validity of three months and a staying time of one monthWith the approval of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, this type of visa can be changed to other types of visas (including a Work Visa) or can be extended once the holder enters Afghanistan.

Multiple-Entry Visa:
This type of visa is issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Interior Affairs in Afghanistan and diplomatic and consular missions of Afghanistan abroad. This Visa is issued on reciprocal basis to the employees of foreign organizations, flight crews, foreign cleaners and drivers, and the heads and employees of foreign companies. This visa is issued with the validity and staying time of three to twelve months for multiple entries based on reciprocity.

Work Visa:
This type of visa is issued to foreign nationals who travel to Afghanistan for business, marketing, industry, work in companies, government and non-government organizations, foreign diplomatic and consular agencies, United Nations and other international agencies and those who have been invited by these agencies in agreement with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. This visa is issued with the validity of three months and a staying time of one month. This visa is extended by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Afghanistan.

Non-Work Entry Visa:
This type of visa is issued to foreign nationals who go to Afghanistan to study, settle legal and business transaction, visiting family, academic research, media and cultural affairs, sports, to attend academic conferences and seminars, and to attend formal invitations by the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan. This visa is issued with the validity of three months and a staying time of one month.
In exceptional cases, if necessary, this visa is extended by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Afghanistan.


Stay Visa:
This type of visa can be issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Interior Affairs in Afghanistan to those foreign nationals who hold a Single-Entry Visa, Work Visa, Non-Work Entry Visa, Tourist Visa or Transit Visa. This visa is issued with the validity and staying time of one to six months and can be extended upon request.


Tourist Visa:
This visa is issued to foreign nationals who travel to Afghanistan for leisure, rest, sightseeing, and pilgrimage. This visa is issued with the validity of three months and staying time of one month.

In agreement with the Ministry of Information and Culture, this visa can be extended by the Ministry of Interior Affairs, once in Afghanistan, for a specific period of time. The holder of this visa is not authorized to work in Afghanistan.


Media Visa:
This type of Visa is issued to journalists who travel in high level meetings.


Transit Visa:
This type of visa is issued by the diplomatic and consular missions of Afghanistan abroad or in exceptional situations by the airport authorities. This visa is issued to foreign nationals who travel through Afghanistan. The validity of this visa is one month, and the staying time in case of air travel is 72 hours; the staying time in case of land travel is 6 days staring from the date of entry.

This visa cannot be extended except in emergency cases (death of a travel companion, unexpected incidents, road closures, or closure of the origin or destination airport).


Double-Transit Visa:
Based on prior agreements, and on reciprocal basis this type of visa is issued by the diplomatic and consular missions of Afghanistan abroad, or in exceptional situations by the airport authorities. This visa is issued to foreign nationals who travel through Afghanistan a second time. The validity of this visa is three months, and the staying period in case of air travel is 72 hours; the staying time in case of land travel is 6 days staring from the date of each entry.

This visa cannot be extended except in emergency cases (death of a travel companion, unexpected incidents, road closures, or the closure of origin or destination airport).

Note: The traveler must hold a visa or travel documents for the destination country at the time of issuance of this visa.


Re-Entry Visa:
This visa is issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Ministry of Interior Affairs in Afghanistan to foreign nationals and their families when the head of family has entered Afghanistan on a Work or Non-Work Entry Visa and are residing there. This visa is issued with the staying time of two months on each entry.


Exit Visa:
This type of visa is issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Ministry of Interior Affairs to the foreign nationals who have entered Afghanistan on a Work Visa or a Non-Work Entry Visa, or to those whose Tourist Visa has expired, or if it is authorized by Afghan government authorities. This visa is issued with the validity of one-to-six days.


Visa for Diplomats and Government Officials:
Issuance of visas to holders of diplomatic and service passports (individuals who intend to work as diplomats in their respective consular and political missions in Afghanistan) needs an authorization from the Ministry of Foreign affairs of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan. Issuance of visa to the family members is based on the conditions for the head of the family, and can be issued free of charge or on reciprocal basis.

Issuance of necessary visas to the official delegations shall be issued based on the referral of the resident country and its consular or political agencies, in a timely manner.

A foreign national who has applied to obtain Afghan citizenship, will be issued the appropriate visa based on the written authorization of Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

All foreign nationals who intend to travel to Afghanistan must obtain the appropriate visa from the consular and political missions or from those countries that represent interests of Afghanistan abroad; or they must obtain the visa from the relevant authorities in Afghanistan.

Foreign nationals who have lost their passports will be issued travel documents by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, provided that neither the individual’s respective country has any consular or political office, nor does any other country represent the interests of the individual’s respective country in Afghanistan.

Based on a bilateral agreement, holders of political passports from Turkey, Iran, Tajikistan, and Indonesia can enter Afghanistan without a visa and stay from one to three months. Holders of Service Passport from Indonesia are exempt from visa and can stay for one month without a visa.

Holders of political passports from Iran, and holders of political and service passports from Indonesia who intend to travel to Afghanistan to work in their country’s respective Consular or political missions, must obtain the relevant visa from the consular and political missions of Afghanistan aboard. The visa will be issued after authorization from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Afghanistan.


Visa and Entry Permit for Afghans with Dual Citizenship:
Upon request, individuals with Afghan descent or born in Afghanistan who have dual citizenship and are carrying a foreign passport are given an entry permit after providing their Afghan identification document(s), to travel to Afghanistan. Also, children under 18 years old who are born to these parents abroad and are holding foreign passports are given entry permits based on the citizenship of their parents, after providing the Afghan identity document(s) of their parents.

  • Those Afghans who are unable to provide Afghan identification document(s) should apply for a visa to travel to Afghanistan with foreign passport.
  • Those Afghan citizens who have legally renounced their citizenship are an exception to this rule and are treated like foreign nationals.

The foreign spouses of Afghan citizens, male or female, who have gotten married according to the Sharia law, are issued a free-of-charge entry visa after presenting their marriage documents. The visa is changed to a one-year stay visa by the Ministry of Interior Affairs in Afghanistan.

After leaving Afghanistan, these individuals must obtain a new entry visa from the consular and political agencies of Afghanistan abroad for re-entry to Afghanistan.

Visas issued by the diplomatic and consular missions of Afghanistan are generally valid for three months. If the visa remains unused for this duration, it will be expired, and the applicant must apply for a new visa and pay the applicable fee.

Note: Foreign nationals traveling to Afghanistan with extra belongings or pets must obtain documents for their belongings and health certificates for their pets.

 


PLEASE NOTE: Although the information on this website has been prepared with utmost care, regulations and requirements are subject to change.


Translate »