Visa Application Form completely filled out & signed.
A completed visa application form in English and or Dari/Pashto.
Please make sure your name must be spelled exactly the same as the name appearing on the relevant ID or document. No variations are permitted.
An original signature of the applicant on the designated box on the second page of the application form. Please make sure that your signature is not touching the box lines.
If you are applying on behalf of a child, you could write his/her name and sign on behalf of the applicant.
Your most recent passport (Original version) NOT COPY.
If you are a U.S. alien resident, provide a copy of your Green Card, copy of original, or valid alien registration card or valid U.S. resident visa.
A single 2-by-2-inch passport size photo with each application.
A single 2-by-2-inch passport size photo with each application. Photos must be a color picture with the white background taken within the past six months.
For more information see the standards for photo.
Visa application fee, in the form of money order payable to the Consulate General of Afghanistan in New York.
Visa application fees:
US Passport holders: $160.00 One Month Visa (Validity 3 months)
US Passport holders: $180.00 Three Month Visa (Validity 3 months)
US Passport holders: $360.00 One Year Visa (Validity One Year)
Other countries' passport holders: $100.00 One Month Visa (Validity 3 months)
Expedite Visa application fees:
For Expedited Visa application, the applicant has to pay an additional amount of 50$ and the Visa Fee
Before you apply for an expedited Visa, you must ensure that you have all required documents and documentary evidence to prove the urgency.
Visa will be issued within one working day.
India and Pakistan passport holders: free
Official and UN Passport holders: free (3 business days after authorization is received from Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Afghanistan)
Note: The visa application fee will change depending on the type of visa you apply for.
Any additional fees that is charged by individuals/companies or tourist service providers is not Visa fees related, The Consulate is not liable for any additional fees charged by third party.
For more information contact the Visa Section
A prepaid registered envelope if you would like to receive your passport by mail.
If you are applying by mail, please include a prepaid, self-addressed return envelope, large enough for the return of your passport and documents. You may use certified or registered mail, or any other traceable mailing service or courier to ensure safety of your passport. A notarized application is required for those who mail their documents or their companies send their applications.
In exceptional cases, a health clearance letter indicating that the person is not suffering from any contagious diseases will be required.
For official visits, please contact your employer to send a letter of introduction with the details of the purpose of your visit to Afghanistan to The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Afghanistan in Kabul, who will then send us authorization of issuance of visa.
If visiting family or friends, please furnish a letter of introduction from whom you intend to visit in Afghanistan.
If tourism is the purpose of your visit, please state in detail the nature of your tour and places you intend to travel to in Afghanistan.
Media personnel/journalists are required to provide an introduction letter stating the purpose, duration and places they intend to visit in Afghanistan.
Media journalists must contact Press Office of the Directorate of Media Relations, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, located at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, at:
Char-rah e Malik Asghar
Shah Mahmood Ghazi Wat
If employment is the purpose of your visit, an official letter of introduction from your employer or sponsoring government or organization stating the purpose and duration of your trip, sponsorship information and financial guarantee for expenses that will be incurred in Afghanistan. I
n individual cases, you may be required to provide additional documents.
Applicants applying for a Work Visa should be below the age of retirement (65) and must provide their educational documents along with the visa application, invitation or introduction letter from the employer company in Afghanistan (including passport information, purpose of travel and duration of stay of the applicant). Additionally, they should also have a confirmation letter from Consular Affairs Directorate-General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the I.R. of Afghanistan.
Those who intend to travel to Afghanistan for investment and business purposes can apply for an Afghan Business Visa by providing the following documentation:
Introduction or permission letter from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Chamber of Commerce, or other related official bodies
Work permit and business license
Address of the company
Documents providing the type of commercial activities, payment of taxes and bank account number
When the individual is banned from entering Afghanistan by the Afghan authorities;
When the individual has not completed the previous ban period;
When the individual has been expelled from Afghanistan for an unknown period of time;
When the individual is suspected to disrupt security, disrupt general order, or is suspected of moral corruption, or lack of respect for the rules of Islam;
In certain situations when the authorities at the consular and political missions of Afghanistan abroad, based on sound reasons, deem it unfavorable to issue a visa to a certain individual;
When there is a risk of spread of a contagious disease;
When the high-ranking authorities have decided to deny the visa.