BUSINESS VISA

  • BV is issued to the foreign nationals who enter into the territory of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan for the purpose of business, investment, marketing, commercial transactions, guardianship, liquidation, handling of corporate affairs, and commercial property; selling and buying property; participation in exhibitions; commercial events and other similar issues. As per the order # 7 dated 10 November 2014 of the High Executive Committee, and in order to facilitate the issuance of visa for businesspersons and investors of major companies, the BV shall be issued according to the following conditions with a validity period of stay for one (1) or three (3) years (Multiple Entry) in exchange for visa fees.
  • Multiple BV is valid for up to one (1) or three (3) years and it can be issued by collecting a specific visa fee and based on the following conditions: 
  • Introduction of BV applicant by the Chambers of Commerce or other competent authorities of the country to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs; 
  • Providing work permit and description of business activities; 
  • Providing the relevant company address (in Afghanistan, or in the country of origin);
  • Providing documents related to the type of business activities; 
  • Providing tax documents (either from Afghanistan or from the country of origin); and
  • Providing bank accounts
  • Note; BV can be issued inside Afghanistan to those applicants that have Business Passports and have been introduced by the Ministries of Commerce, Economy, Mines, Finance, Transport, and Chambers of Commerce and other relevant government bodies to MoFA. Business Visa shall be extended through the Ministry of Interior for up to one (1) or three (3) years with multiple entries. For investors of neighboring or other countries, this type of visa is issued based on reciprocity or bilateral and multilateral agreements concluded with them.
  • New amendments are added to a part of the Travel and Residence Law for Foreign Nationals in Afghanistan:
  • Article 1:
  • Paragraphs 2 and 3 of the Article 10 and part 1 of paragraph 1 of the Article 27 of the Travel and Residence Law for Foreign Nationals in Afghanistan is published in the Official Gazette no. 1185 on 11/7/1394 (3/Oct/2015), and is amended in the following manner:
  • 1. Article 10
  • (2) Multiple entry visas which have been mentioned in paragraph 1 of this article authorized Afghanistan’s missions abroad to issue three months to three-year multiple entry visas for foreign nationals.  
    (3) Business visas (multiple) are extended for up to three years inside the country by the Ministry of Interior Affairs upon the request of the business visa holder and letter of recommendations from the relevant government institutions. 
  • 2. Article 27:
  • Business Visa: Three-month multiple visas for US $40; Six-month multiple visa for US $80; one-year multiple visa for US $160; two-year multiple visa for US $250; and three-year multiple visa for US $300 or equivalent sums in local currency (Afghani). For extending a business visa for up to one year, US $15$ or equivalent sums in Afghani will be charged for every month.
  • Article 2:
  • In part three (3) of the first paragraph of Article 15 of the Travel and Residence Law for Foreign Nationals published in the national Gazette no. 1185 on 11/7/1394 (03/Oct/2015) has been added in the following manner:
  • Article 15:
  • 3. Foreign business people and investors who want to enter Afghanistan for the business purpose can get their visas within Afghanistan by providing the required reliable documents if they could not get it from Afghanistan’s missions abroad due to time constraints.  
  • Article 3:
  • These amendments shall be enforced and published in the Official Gazette from the date it is signed. 

CONTACT WITH DEPUTY OFFICE OF VISA OF CONSULAR AFFAIRS - MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS

CONTACT NO: 0093202107408

visa@econsulate.gov.af

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