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GENERAL GUIDANCE FOR RECEIVING VISA OF THE ISLAMIC REPUBLIC OF AFGHANISTAN
- Afghanistan Visa applicants must complete and provide the following documents:
- A completed Visa Application Form
- Two (2) recent passport size photos (3/4);
- A Letter of Introduction from the employer/sponsor stating the purpose and duration of stay of the applicant; and
- Preparation for a short interview.
- Note: Most of Afghanistan’s missions abroad have their own websites, where applicants can attain more information about the Visa Section Operation Hours, waiting time, document requirements, cost and other pertinent matters.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR FOREIGN NATIONALS WHO VISIT AFGHANISTAN
- Foreign nationals should take the following recommendations into consideration in order to have a safe and pleasant visit and avoid complications during their stay in Afghanistan:
- Must extend their visa prior to expiration if they wish to stay longer than the permitted duration in Afghanistan. For a visa extension prior to its expiration, Tourist Visa holders must contact the Ministry of Information and Culture, and Entry Visa holders must contact the Directorate General of Consular Affairs at MoFA. If the visas are not extended on the due date, the holder of the passport shall be fined US $10 per day during the first (1st) month of the delay; US $15 per day during the second (2nd) month of the delay; and US $20 per day during the third (3rd) month of the delay. If the delay is more than three (3) months, in addition to the fine, after the issuing Exit Visa, the holder of the visa shall be barred from entering Afghanistan for a period of six (6) months;
- After entering the territory of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, visitors should register with their embassies in Kabul, or at their nearest Afghan Police Department or to an Afghan Tourist Organization;
- Be culturally sensitive and respectful to local culture and traditions;
- Avoid taking photos and cinematographic films from restricted areas;
- Avoid the illegal act of transporting rare birds out of Afghanistan. Visitors may contact the Afghan Tourist Bureau to obtain more information and a list of rare birds and other needed relevant Export Certificates; and
- At their departure, they may take 30 sqm carpets, 10 animal skins excluding Karakul, a certain amount of gemstones, including Lapis Lazuli, handicrafts and a limited variety of unrestricted antiques.