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.
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 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.
An Afghanistan visa is a sticker in your passport and includes your personal information, the visa validity information, and the visa conditions.
To apply for an Afghanistan visa, you must have:
You'll find more detailed Afghanistan visa FAQ's here
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: https://www.passportsandvisas.com/visas/Afghanistan
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.
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.
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.
Answer the two questions here and we'll show you if a visa or passport is required for your trip to Afghanistan: