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Afghanistan, is a landlocked country located within south-central Asia. In accordance with the law, citizens of all countries require a visa to visit Afghanistan. The only exemptions are travellers born in Afghanistan, born to Afghan parents or with parents born in Afghanistan.

Visa exemption applies to holders of diplomatic or service passports of China, India (diplomatic only), Indonesia, Iran, Tajikistan and Turkey for visits up to 30 days.


There are some basic types of Afghanistan visa that people often apply to enter Afghanistan such as tourist visa , business visa, diplomatic visa/ Official visa, transit visa.

Tourist Visa

This single-entry visa permits stays in ranges of 30, 90, or 180 days. Multiple-entry visas are generally not issued.

Business Visa

This visa is issued for business, economic, commercial, cultural, industrial purposes and working for the governmental or non governmental organizations.

As with the tourist visa, this visa can be valid for stays of 30, 90, or 180 days. Multiple-entry visas are generally not issued.

Resident Visa

This type of visa is issued by the Ministry of Interior to the foreign nationals holding ordinary passport, who have already entered Afghanistan with a proper visa. The validity of this type of visa is from one month to six months and can be extended.

Diplomatic Visa/Official Visa

These two visa types are issued for anyone conducting diplomatic or official work with the Afghan government.

Student Visa

This type of visa is issued by the Afghan Missions aboard to the foreign students who intend to study in Afghanistan. The relevant university/academic institution must contact the Cultural Relations Department of the Afghan Ministry of Foreign Affairs directly.

Transit visa

If you are passing through Afghanistan en route to another country, you will need this visa, along with a letter of intent. This letter should state your intended length of stay and where you visit if you exit the airport. This visa is valid for up to 3 days.

Exit Visa

This type of visa is issued to the foreign nationals who have entered the country with entry work permit visa. The validity of this type of visa is one to six days; in some circumstances this can be extended.


General required documents for Afghanistan visa

1.One completed visa application form
2. Two recent passport size photos (size 3/4 cm)
3. Valid Passport, for at least 6 months
4. A letter of introduction from your employer/sponsor stating the purpose and duration of your trip
5. Visa processing fee (usually payable in local currency)
6. Possibly a short interview

According to each type of visa, you must gather more additional documents for you visa application process.

Tourist visa requirements: You must provide a travel itinerary as well, with your intended entry and exit of the country and a copy of your airline ticket. Please see the link above for specific details

Business visa requirements: A business letter is required on company letterhead introducing you and stating the nature of intended work. Please see the link above for specific details.


There are many ways to obtain a visa for the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan. The most common way is to apply at an Embassy or Consulate within your country.

You may carry out these following steps to obtain an Afghanistan visa:

Step 1: Gather documents

Make a check list of the documents that you need to submit along with your application form. Gather all the documents and keep them ready for submission.

Step 2: Submit visa application

Submit your application at nearest embassy or consulate in your country

Step 3: Collect your visa

After your visa is issued you will be notified about it. Collect your visa on time.


Single-entry: GBP50.

Double-entry: GBP100.

Multiple-entry: GBP150 (up to three months); GBP260 (up to six months).

For Inquiries, you should contact the embassy for details about visiting Afghanistan.


Visas are issued for a specific period of time. Each types of visa has different period of time for stay. The Embassy of Afghanistan typically issues a multiple entry tourist visa valid for entry for 3 months from the date of issue, for a stay in Afghanistan of up to 30 days. 

Multiple entry Long Stay business visas are normally valid for entry for 1 year from the date of issue, for a stay in Afghanistan of up to 365 days.


Typically, a visa takes anywhere from 2 days to 15+ days to process in the Afghanistan Embassy/Consulate depending on the consulate that we need to send the application. The processing time for a visa is dependent on several factors and can change without notice at the consulate’s discretion.


To apply for a Afghanistan visa, applications must complete a Afghanistan visa application form in this website then print and sign it before go to the visa application centre.