Afghanistan Visa

Afghanistan Visa

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Visa Information for the Islamic State of Afghanistan (Afghanistan)

Visa Note & Fees

Tourist Visa

  • The Applicant must possess a passport valid for a minimum period of three months beyond the expiry of visa.

  • One Visa application form duly filled in and signed (photocopy is allowed).

  • One Recent passport size color photograph.

  • A covering letter from the applicant on company’s letterhead stating his / her name, designation, purpose and duration of visit.

  • Confirmed onward / return air tickets and proof of hotel reservation.

  • A valid Polio (OPV) Certificate is necessary.

  • The visa is valid for 90 days from the date of issue.

  • All visa applications are referred to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and approval can take duration of 7 to 10 days.

  • Visa processing time is 48 hrs after visa approval is received.

  • Visa is Gratis (free of charge).

For Business

  • The Applicant must have a passport valid for at least period of three months ahead of the expiry of visa.

  • One visa form (photocopy of the form is also acceptable).

  • One Recent passport size color photograph.

  • Confirmed onward and return air ticket along with the form.

  • Sponsorship letter / letter of Invitation.

  • Proof of funds should also be attached with the form.

  • A letter of recommendation from the Indian Chamber of Commerce should also be attached along with the form.

  • A valid Polio (OPV) Certificate is mandatory.

  • A letter of invitation from the Afghani business associate/s.

  • Extension of visa is possible only from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Afghanistan.

  • It is to be noted that the visa is valid for 90 days from the date of issue with 15 days (maximum) stay allowed.

  • Every visa application is referred to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the approval time can be 7 to 10 days. The processing time is 48 hours after the visa approval is received.

  • Visa is Gratis (free of charge).

Important: Visa is not issued for Transit / Work Permit / Seamen.

Facts to Know About Afghanistan

Official Name – Islamic State of Afghanistan

Location – Western Europe

Time – IST (-) 1 hr

Capital – Kabul

Language – Afghan Persian or Dari (official) 50%, Pashto (official) 35%, Turkic languages (primarily Uzbek and Turkmen) 11%, 30 minor languages (primarily Balochi and Pashai) 4%, much bilingualism

Area – 652,225 sq km (251,773 sq miles)

National Day – 19 August (Independence Day)

Currency – Afghan Afghanis (AFN) 1 = INR 1.09

Climate – Afghanistan is made up of three main land regions. These regions are, from north to south: the Northern Plains, the Central Highlands, and the south-western Lowlands. Temperatures in the Northern Plains average about 3 degree C in January and around 32 degree C in July. The Central Highlands have an average temperature of around -4 degree C) in January and 24 degree C in July. Temperatures in the lowlands of Afghanistan average about 2 degrees C in January and about 29 C in July. Afghanistan experiences extremely cold winters and hot summers.

Holidays – Roze-Maulud (Birth of the Prophet Muhammad), 15 Feb – Liberation Day, 21 Mar – Nowruz (Persian New Year), 18 Apr – Liberation Day, 28 Apr – Revolution Day; Loss of the Muslim Nation, 1 May – Labour Day, 8 Aug – Eid al-Fitr (End of Ramadan), 19 Aug – National Day, 4 Oct – Eid al-Adha (Feast of Sacrifice), 3 Nov -Ashura (Martyrdom of Imam Hussein)

Airline Name – Ariana Afghan Airlines

International Airport – Kabul International Airport

Diplomatic Representations

Name: Embassy of the Islamic State of Afghanistan

Address: 5/50-F, Shantipath, Chanakyapuri,

City: New Delhi – 110 021

Country: India

Telephone: 011- 2410 0412, 2688 3601, 2688 3602, 2687 5686

Fax: 2687 5439, 2467 0486

Timings: Mon to Fri, 0930 to 1600 hrs

Visa Timings: 0900 to 1200 hrs

Email: info@afghanembassy.in, delhi@afghanistan-mfa.net, afghanconsul@indiatimes.com

Name: Consulate of Afghanistan

Address: 115, Walkeshwar Road,

City: Mumbai – 400 006

Country: India

Telephone: 022- 2363 3777, 2369 2328, 2369 2828

Fax: 2363 5437

Timings: Mon to Fri, 0930 to 1500 hrs

Visa Timings: 1000 to 1300 hrs

Email: afghancg_mumbai@yahoo.com

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