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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.
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:
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.