Citizens of most countries require valid visa to enter Afghanistan. The Consulate General of Afghanistan determines the duration of stay upon receiving an application. The types and categories differ according to the purpose of visit, length of stay and bilateral arrangement with the country of the foreign national.
Tourist visa is issued for foreign nationals who are interested to travel to Afghanistan individually or with a group for the purpose of visiting Afghanistan or their relatives. This type of visa is issued by the Afghan Missions aboard. The validity of this type of visa is for one month, which can be extend only once by the Ministry of Interior with the agreement of the Afghan Tourism Organization.
Entry Visa for Work Permit
Entry visa for work permit is issued for business, economic, commercial, cultural, industrial purposes and working for the governmental or non-governmental organizations, this type of visa can be obtained from the Consulate Section of the Afghan Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Your employer or sponsor should contact the concerned department of Ministry of Foreign Affairs directly. However, this type of visa can be extended through the Ministry of Interior.
The Ministry of Interior issues this type of visa to the foreign nationals holding ordinary passport, which has 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.
This type of visa is issued by the Afghan Missions aboard to those foreign nationals who pass through Afghanistan to a third country. The validity of this type of visa is for 72 hours for air passengers’ and six days for those who travel by land.
Double Entry Visa
This type of visa is issued to the foreign nationals who has stay visa and the validity of the visa can be extended.
This visa is issued for holders of diplomatic passports who intend to travel to Afghanistan. Diplomatic passport holder can obtain this type of visa from the Afghan Missions aboard. However, they must contact the ‘Section of Diplomatic passport and Diplomatic Visa’ of the Afghan Ministry of Foreign Affairs directly through their mission in Kabul.
This type of visa is issued by the Afghan Missions abroad to the foreign nationals who hold service or special passports.
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.
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.
All Afghans with Duel Citizenship are required to obtain a Visa Exception letter from the Afghan Embassies or Consulates abroad.