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Please read the following points carefully before starting an application:

Afghan citizens:

  • Children born to Afghan parents may not be required to apply for visa to travel to Afghanistan, instead Entry Permits may be issued. For information about entry permit please click here: https://afconsulate.us/index.php/dr/consulate-section-2/2020-07-29-19-39-01
  • Afghan citizens holding foreign passports in which Afghanistan is mentioned as place of their birth do not require a visa to enter Afghanistan.
  • Former Afghan citizens renounced their citizenship are not eligible for entry permit. They are required by law to have a visa to travel to Afghanistan.

All applicants:

  • Applicants’ passports must have at least six months validity and at least one blank page specified for visa.
  • All applicants have the option of submitting applications by mail, but they may be contacted at any time to attend in-person or online interviews.
  • Application submitted by mail must be officially notarized by a public notary office.
  • Passports must be collected by the applicants or their representatives and for mail a prepaid self-addressed return envelope should be included in the package. 
  • Any expedited service (1-2 business days) will be required an additional charge of $50.
  • All applications may not be eligible for expedited service. It will be determined based on emergencies, nature of visit and documents provided by the applicant.
  • Incomplete or unsigned application forms will not be processed.
  • Complete application and or meeting all the mentioned requirements does not necessarily mean a visa is guaranteed. It is solely the right of the consulate to issue a visa or reject any application at any time without provision of any clarifications.
  • Applications for minor age should be signed, submitted and collected, by parents, legal guardians or their representatives. A parent/legal guardian statement must provide all the information about purpose of journey, duration of stay, complete address and contact number in Afghanistan and their consent for their children’s visit.
  • All fees paid for the visa applications are non-refundable irrespective of the outcome of the application. All fees should be in form of money order, payable to "Consulate of Afghanistan LA. We do not accept cash, checks credit, debit or other types of cards.
  • The validity of the visa begins from the issue date of the visa.

Diplomatic Visa ویزه سیاسی

Diplomatic visa is issued on diplomatic passports for the purpose of official visits as well as for the diplomats carrying official duties/deployed to their home countries missions (embassies & consulates), UN missions and other relevant international organizations in Afghanistan.

Validity:Three months- One year

Duration of stay:30-365 days, single/multiple entries

Regular processing time:7-14 business days

Fees:Waived

 *holders of diplomatic passports traveling on personal or unofficial visits will be issued visit, medical or business visas (depends on the nature of visit) and treated as ordinary foreign citizens.

 

Required Documents:

  • Passport with a minimum of six months validity
  • Application Form, filled out correctly and legibly
  • Official letter from relevant government department/home country’s mission abroad requesting for a visa and specifying his/her full name and current position, purpose of visit and duration of stay in Afghanistan.
  • For new diplomats deployed to Afghanistan: official note verbal from their home country’s mission in Afghanistan addressed to the protocol department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan in Kabul specifying his/her full name, position and the length of the assignment
  • Evidence of employment in the US for US citizens and proof of status of residence in the US for non-US citizens
  • Utility bill or bank statement (as proof of address)
  • Personal statement describing purpose of visit, duration of stay and complete address and contact number in Afghanistan
  • Visa fees in form of money order

Service Visa ویزه خدمت

Service visa is issued  on  service passports, special passports, official passports and United Nations laissez-passer (UNLP) for the purspose of Official visits, carrying official duties in home countries Missions (embassies & consulates), UN missions and international Organizations in Afghanistan.

Purpose of visit: Official visits, carrying official duties in home countries Missions (embassies & consulates), UN missions and international Organizations in Afghanistan.

Validity: Three months - One year

Duration of stay: 30 -365 days, single/entries

Regular processing time: 7-10 business days

Fees:Waived

*Service visa is for for holders of service passports, special passports, official passports and United Nations laissez-passer (UNLP). All the mentioned passport holders traveling on personal or unofficial visits will be issued visit visas and treated as ordinary foreign citizens.

 

Required Documents

  • Passport with a minimum of six months validity
  • Application Form, filled out correctly and legibly
  • Two recent photos (transparent, clean & clear)
  • Official letter from relevant government department or home country’s mission abroad and a letter of invitation from the host organization through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Afghanistan in KAbul requesting for a visa and specifying his/her full name and current position, purpose of visit and duration of stay in Afghanistan
  • Evidence of employment in the US for US citizens and proof of status of residence in the US for non-US citizens
  • Utility bill or bank statement (as proof of address)
  • Personal statement describing purpose of visit, duration of stay and complete address and contact number in Afghanistan
  • Visa fees in form of money order

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Beverly Hills,
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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

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