Yes - A visa is required for travel to Afghanistan

Saturday, May 28, 2016

A valid passport and business visa are required for travel to Afghanistan.

Send these documents to Travisa

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Passport Requirements:

Original, signed passport valid for 6 months beyond stay in Afghanistan, with at least one blank passport page available for Afghanistan visa stamp. Amendment pages in the back of the passport are not suitable for Afghanistan visas.

Los Angeles: The passport must have two blank passport pages face to face.

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Afghan Visa Application Form:

One signed Afghanistan visa application form, plus one copy.
Washington DC: All visa applications must be notarized, the notary stamp must be on the second page of the application.

To generate an automated visa application with traveler profile information, simply complete and print your PDF after you place your visa order on the Global Service Order Form.

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Photo Requirements:

One recent 2 x 2 passport type photograph, in color, front view and with a plain/white background.


OR - you can upload a passport photo to the Global Service Order Form when you place your order, instead of providing physical passport photos.

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Business Letter

Letter from employer or sponsoring company in the US, on company letterhead, introducing the applicant, indicating the applicant’s employment status/position held in the company, clearly stating the purpose of visit to Afghanistan, and requesting the Afghanistan visa. The business letter must also indicate who will be financially responsible for the applicant while in Afghanistan and must provide detailed contact information in Afghanistan.

To generate an Afghanistan Visa Business Cover Letter on-line, fill out this Business Letter Form and print the completed letter on your company letterhead.

Los Angeles: Original signature is required, a copy of the letter is not accepted.

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Medical Requirements:

Health clearance letter indicating that the person is not suffering from Ebola or any other contagious disease. In Washington DC an immunization card is also acceptable.

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Special Instructions:

Applicants presenting approval from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Afghanistan may receive a multiple entry Afghanistan visa. In all other cases single entry Afghanistan visas are granted.

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Global Service Order Form:

This is Travisa's service order form, where you will provide your contact and shipping information, choose the visa processing needed and make your payment. You must print the completed form and send it to Travisa with all other supporting documents.

Click here for Afghanistan Consular Fees and Visa Processing Times

Afghanistan Visa Validity:

Afghanistan visas are generally issued for a single entry within 1 month, 3 months or 6 months for a stay of up to 3 or 6 months. The validity of Afghanistan visas is at the discretion of the Consulate or Embassy of Afghanistan.

Visa Pre-Check - Have an urgent visa application with a tight deadline?

Travisa Document Pre-Check Service can save valuable time and reduce stress. Use Travisa Document Pre-Check service to avoid mistakes or delays. Experienced Travisa visa specialists will review and check your scanned documents to confirm that your application is ready to be filed, and will alert you if there is information that needs to be corrected.

Click here to register your trip with the US Embassy in Afghanistan

The US State Department strongly encourages American citizens planning international travel to register with the US Embassy(s) in the countries they plan to visit. (Learn more).

In order to ensure that visa applications for most embassies/consulates are submitted on the day that we receive them, they should be shipped to us via FedEx Priority Overnight (not First Overnight or Standard Overnight).

Non-refundable tickets or reservations should not be purchased until all visas and passports are secured and in your possession.


Yes - A visa is required for travel to Afghanistan

Saturday, May 28, 2016

A valid passport and tourist visa are required to visit Afghanistan.

Send these documents to Travisa

1

Passport Requirements:

Original, signed passport valid for 6 months beyond stay in Afghanistan, with at least one blank passport page available for Afghanistan visa stamp. Amendment pages in the back of the passport are not suitable for Afghanistan visas.

Los Angeles: The passport must have two blank passport pages face to face.

2

Afghan Visa Application Form:

One signed Afghanistan visa application form, plus one copy.
Washington DC: All visa applications must be notarized, the notary stamp must be on the second page of the application.

To generate an automated visa application with traveler profile information, simply complete and print your PDF after you place your visa order on the Global Service Order Form.

3

Photo Requirements:

One recent 2 x 2 passport type photograph, in color, front view and with a plain/white background.


OR - you can upload a passport photo to the Global Service Order Form when you place your order, instead of providing physical passport photos.

4

Proof Of Departure:

Computer generated flight itinerary from the airline or a travel agency or copy of airline ticket showing entry and departure from Afghanistan.

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Medical Requirements:

Health clearance letter indicating that the person is not suffering from Ebola or any other contagious disease. In Washington DC an immunization card is also acceptable.

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Letter of Intent:

A letter addressed to the Consulate of Afghanistan outlining the applicant’s purpose of travel, the length of intended stay in Afghanistan, name of places to be visited, contact information in Afghanistan, and accommodation information.

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Global Service Order Form:

This is Travisa's service order form, where you will provide your contact and shipping information, choose the visa processing needed and make your payment. You must print the completed form and send it to Travisa with all other supporting documents.

Click here for Afghanistan Consular Fees and Visa Processing Times

Afghanistan Visa Validity:

Afghanistan visas are generally issued for a single entry within 1 month, 3 months or 6 months for a stay of up to 3 or 6 months. The validity of Afghanistan visas is at the discretion of the Consulate or Embassy of Afghanistan.

Afghan Visa Processing Time:

Afghanistan visa processing varies greatly depending on the type of visa requested. Please visit our “Afghanistan Consular Fees and Visa Processing Options” link for details.

Travisa’s Los Angeles office offers emergency same day processing for all Afghanistan visas only if visa applications are received by special early delivery. Please contact our Los Angeles office if same day service is needed. Otherwise next day emergency processing is available.

Visa Pre-Check - Have an urgent visa application with a tight deadline?

Travisa Document Pre-Check Service can save valuable time and reduce stress. Use Travisa Document Pre-Check service to avoid mistakes or delays. Experienced Travisa visa specialists will review and check your scanned documents to confirm that your application is ready to be filed, and will alert you if there is information that needs to be corrected.

Click here to register your trip with the US Embassy in Afghanistan

The US State Department strongly encourages American citizens planning international travel to register with the US Embassy(s) in the countries they plan to visit. (Learn more).

In order to ensure that visa applications for most embassies/consulates are submitted on the day that we receive them, they should be shipped to us via FedEx Priority Overnight (not First Overnight or Standard Overnight).

Non-refundable tickets or reservations should not be purchased until all visas and passports are secured and in your possession.


How to Apply for a Visa to Afghanistan

  • Review instructions based on the purpose of journey to Afghanistan
  • Complete, print and sign all visa application forms, including Travisa's Global Service Order Form.
  • Send all of the visa application requirements listed above to Travisa.

Afghanistan Visa Applications can be processed in the following location(s):

Send documents to:
Travisa - Los Angeles
6222 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 210
Los Angeles, CA 90048
Tel: (323) 932-7300

Send documents to:
Travisa - New York
290 5th Ave, 4th Floor
New York, NY 10001
Tel: (212) 613-2223

Send documents to:
Travisa - Washington, DC
1731 21st. St. NW
Washington, DC 20009
Tel: (202) 463-6166