Afghanistan Visa and Passport Requirements

Passport required Return ticket required Visa required
Australian Yes Yes Yes
British Yes Yes Yes
Canadian Yes Yes Yes
Other EU Yes Yes Yes
USA Yes Yes Yes

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Passports

To visit Afghanistan, a passport valid for at least six months is required by all nationals referred to in the chart above.

Visas

Visas are required by all visitors to Afghanistan referred to in the chart above.

Types and cost

Single-entry tourist or business visa: £140; multiple-entry business visa: £420 (six months) or £800 (one year).

Validity

Single-entry tourist visa: 60 days in three months.

Single-entry business visa: 30 days in three months; multiple-entry: 60 days in six months or 180 days in a year.

Application to

Consulate (or consular section at embassy). You can apply in person or by post, but need to book an appointment at the embassy.

Working days

Visa processing takes two weeks, with a three-day fast-track service available for an extra charge.

Extension of stay

It's not usually possible to extend a tourist or business visa. If you're travelling on a different type of visa, you need to apply to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Kabul for an extension.

Embassies and tourist offices

British Embassy in Afghanistan
Telephone: (0) 700 102 000. Website: http://www.ukinafghanistan.fco.gov.uk/en Opening times: Sun-Thurs 0830-1630.
Embassy of Afghanistan in the USA
Telephone: (202) 483 6410. Website: http://www.embassyofafghanistan.org
Embassy of Afghanistan in the UK
Telephone: 020) 7589 8891/2 (consular section). Website: http://www.afghanistanembassy.org.uk Opening times: Mon-Fri 0900-1600, 0930-1330 (visa applications).
Embassy of Afghanistan in the USA - Consular Office
Telephone: (202) 298 9125. Website: http://www.embassyofafghanistan.org/page/visa Opening times: Mon-Fri 0900-1300.

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Visa and passport information is updated regularly and is correct at the time of publishing. You should verify critical travel information independently with the relevant embassy before you travel.