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Tourist Visa

Tourist visas are granted to all foreign nationals who intend to visit Afghanistan for casual visits to meet family and friends, sight-seeing, recreation, etc. Any other activities such as business and work are not permissible on a tourist visa. Individuals wishing to work in Afghan must apply for an employment visa. Tourist visas are issued for a period of 3 months with a single entry. The period of stay in Afghanistan for a tourist visa is capped to 60 days. The followings are required for a tourist visa application:

  • An appointment using our online visa appointment booking service
  • Applicant’s Passport with a minimum of 6 months validity
  • Visa Application form, filled out correctly and legibly
  • One recent photo of the applicant
  • Invitation letter from the person who is inviting the applicant to Afghanistan, or a reliable official or duly registered entity in Afghanistan; or a letter from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Kabul to authorize the visit (if available)
  • Evidence of Employment in the US
  • Utility bills or a bank statement as a proof of address in the US
  • A personal statement describing the purpose of the journey, where and with whom the applicant will be residing and the residence address during the visit
  • The statement should also indicate that the applicant is aware of the risks involved in the journey and takes full responsibility of any liability arising during or as a result of the trip to Afghanistan

Note: Tourist visas are not extendable and non-convertible. All fees paid for the visa application are non-refundable irrespective of the outcome of the application. The validity of the visa begins from the issue date of the visa.

Spozhmai Stanakzai
First Secretary
Consul

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Consular Services:
Passport, Visa, and all other documents submission time:
09:00 am to 01:00 pm


Passport, Visa and all other documents collection time:
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Friday hours: 09:00 am - 01:00 pm

Monday to Friday
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed