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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/legal-services/2020-07-29-19-39-01
  • 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 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.
  • The validity of the visa begins from the issue date of the visa.

 

 

Tourist Visa

Validity:                                          Three months

Duration of Stay:                           30 - 60 days, Single Entry

Regular Processing Time:             7-10 business days

Fees:                                                US Passports: $160

                                                         Indian and Pakistani Passports: Free of charge

                                                         Other passports: $80  or based on reciprocity

Particulars:                                     Not valid for work, non-convertible visa

*This type of visa may be onetime extendable by the approval of the Ministry of Information and Culture in Kabul.

 

Required documents:

  • Passport with a minimum of six months validity
  • Application Form, filled out correctly and legibly
  • One recent photo (transparent, clean & clear)
  • Invitation letter (individual or agency) or hotel reservation
  • 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

 

 

 

 

Visit Visa

Purspose of Visit:                                   Visiting family or friend/attending sport programs, exhibitions, visiting religious places.

Validity:                                         Three months

Duration of Stay:                          30 - 90 days, Single Entry

Regular Processing Time:            7-10 business days

Fees:                                               US Passports: $160

                                                        Indian and Pakistani Passports: Free of charge

                                                        Other passports: $80  or based on reciprocity

Particulars:                                    Not valid for work, non-convertible

 

Required documents:

  • Passport with a minimum of six months validity
  • Application Form, filled out correctly and legibly. (Please make sure you have entered the correct/expected date of arrival, duration of stay and details of your previous visits to Afghanistan.
  • One recent photo (transparent, clean & clear)
  • Invitation letter from family or friends indicating their full address and status of residence in Afghanistan or invitation letter through the ministry of foreign affairs in Kabul sent directly to the consulate general of Afghanistan in Los Angeles (for visitors attending sport programs, exhibitions and or religious places)
  • 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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