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Please read the following points carefully before starting an application:

Afghan citizens:

  • Afghan citizens holding foreign passports in which Afghanistan is mentioned as place of their birth are allowed to visit the country without a visa.
  • Former Afghan citizens who have 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 only by the applicants or their representatives and for mail delivery 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.
  • The validity of the visa begins from the issue date of the visa.

 

Employment Visas

 

Type 1:                                                                  Work Entry Visa

Applicants:                                               Workers, professionals, medical doctors, engineers, trainers, pilots, transport workers and technical staff invited to carry duties in foreign missions, UN offices, foreign and domestic governmental and non-governmental organizations in Afghanistan.

Validity:                                                                  Three Months

Duration of Stay:                                                   30 days, Single Entry

Regular Processing Time:                                     10 -14 business days

Fees:                                                                         US Passports: $160            \

                                                                                  Other Passports: $100

Particulars:                                                              Extendable

 

Required documents:

  • Passport with a minimum of six months validity.
  • Application Form, filled out correctly and legibly.
  • Two recent photos (transparent, clean & clear)
  • Invitation letter from the employer through the ministry of foreign affairs in Kabul (sent directly to the Afghan consulate in Los Angeles)
  • Evidence of employment in Afghanistan.
  • A copy of valid business license of employer 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.

 

 

 

Type 2:                                                                       Work Entry  (CTR) Visa

Applicants:                                                       Employees of NATO and US Army contractors and Sub-contractors

Validity:                                                                     Three months - One year

Duration of Stay:                                                       30-365 days

Regular Processing Time:                                         7-14 business days 

Fees:                                                                            US Passports: $360 

* The above fees includes $160 visa fee and an additional $200 payable by new and first year applicants/employees

*Please combine all applicable fees to one single money order payable to "Consulate of Afghanistan in Los Angeles".                                                        

Particulars:                                                                  Extendable

                                                           

 

Required documents:

  • Passport with a minimum of six months validity
  • Application Form, filled out correctly and legibly
  • Two recent photos (transparent, clean & clear)
  • Proof of valid contract from the contractor &subcontractor agencies with NATO and US Army or valid Letter of Authorization (LOA) indicating issue date and date of expiration
  • Evidence of employment in Afghanistan
  • A copy of valid business license of employer 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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Passport, Visa, and all other documents submission time:
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