Afghanistan Visa FAQs

Do you need a Visa for you trip to Afghanistan?

Answer the two questions here and we'll show you if a visa or passport is required for your trip to Afghanistan:

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 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.

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 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.

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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

Afghanistan visa FAQ's

You'll find more detailed Afghanistan visa FAQ's here

How long does it take to obtain a Afghanistan visa?

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. Please refer to our service selection page for the most up-to-date processing times for Afghanistan visas:

What is the difference between a passport and a Afghanistan visa?

A passport is an official government document that certifies one's identity and citizenship.  The passport serves two purposes; to regain entry to the country of citizenship (i.e. the United States) and is a requirement by many countries to gain entry to the country you are visiting.
A Afghanistan visa is an official government document that temporarily authorizes you to be in the country.  Many countries require a visa to gain entry.  The Afghanistan visa is in the form of a stamp/sticker IN the passport and is obtained from a Afghanistan Embassy in Washington DC or consulates around the country.  We have staff spread around the country to hand carry your application for you and then overnight the passport back when it is completed.

Do I need a Afghanistan visa?

All US Citizens require a visa and a US passport to travel to Afghanistan, whether for business or tourism.  MOST foreign nationals require a visa.  We can help you to obtain a visa as well as a US passport.

What is a Afghanistan Visa?

A Afghanistan visa is a stamp or endorsement placed by officials of Afghanistan on a passport that allows the bearer to visit Afghanistan.  Visas are obtained from the Embassy or consulates of Afghanistan for your visit.  "Visit" is further defined as the reason for entry, usually business, tourist or transitory.  There are over 270 countries that offer visas and literally thousands of different types of visas available based upon country, type of visit, and length of visit.

Do you need a Visa for you trip to Afghanistan?

Answer the two questions here and we'll show you if a visa or passport is required for your trip to Afghanistan: