Afghanistan Visa FAQ’s

Afghanistan is a country that typically requires a visa before entering the country. This process can feel overwhelming, so we've compiled a list of the most common questions around the Afghanistan visa.

How do I get an Afghanistan visa?

An Afghanistan visa can be obtained by mailing your visa application to the Afghanistan Embassy OR we suggest you use a trusted visa service like ours to guide you through the process, review documents and hand deliver to the Embassy.  Learn more about our Afghanistan visa services.

What is an Afghanistan visa?

An Afghanistan visa is a travel document that is a sticker placed in your passport. It is required before you depart to Afghanistan and generally is suggested to apply at least a month or two prior to your trip.

What types of Afghanistan visas are there?

An Afghanistan visa can be used for several types of travel.

Tourist visas are single entry permits and range in stay of 30 or 90 days.  Generally, multiple entry tourist visas to Afghanistan are not issued.  You'll generally need to provide your passport, the Afghanistan application, photo, letter describing what you intent on doing and a travel itinerary.

Business visas are also valid for 30, 90 or 180 days and are single entry permits.  Again, multiple entry Afghanistan business visas are generally not issued.  You'll typically need to provide your passport, the Afghanistan visa application, photos and a letter from your employer introducing yourself and describing your business activities.

Who is eligible for an Afghanistan visa?

Generally all foreign nationals require a visa to Afghanistan and a passport with 6 months of validity left.

How long is an Afghanistan visa valid for?

The Afghanistan tourist visa is typically valid for 90 days for a period of stay of 30 days. Business visas vary from 90 days to a year of validity.

How long does it take to get an Afghanistan visa?

It takes anywhere from a few weeks to 8 days depending upon seasonality and they type of visa.  Check our Afghanistan visa requirements for more details.

How much does an Afghanistan visa cost?

The application or Embassyfee starts at $160.  If you use a service like ours, a service fee applies as an additional cost to handle the process on your behalf.  Check here fo the latest Afghanistan visa fees.

Once in Afghanistan, how long can I visit?

Once you enter the country, you can stay for a maximum of 30 days, generally as a one time, single entry for tourist.  For business, a maximum of 30 days is typical but can be issued for longer.

What activities can I do in Afghanistan with a visa?

An Afghanistan visa is only for tourist and business purposes. You are not allowed to take on paid employment with this visa. You can attend conferences, business meetings, and tourist activities.

What does an Afghanistan visa look like?

An Afghanistan visa is a sticker in your passport and includes your personal information, the visa validity information, and the visa conditions.


What are the documents required to apply for an Afghanistan visa?

To apply for an Afghanistan visa, you must have:

  • A passport that will be valid for six months after your visa expires.

  • An Afghanistan visa application, completed and signed.

  • Passport Photos

  • Travel Itinerary

  • If for business, a company letter describing your trip and possibly an invitation letter from the company or organization in Afghanistan.

  • If for tourist, typically a hotel reservation

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