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Afghanistan Visa and Passport Requirements

Passport required Return ticket required Visa Required
British Yes Yes Yes
Australian Yes Yes Yes
Canadian Yes Yes Yes
USA Yes Yes Yes
EU Yes Yes Yes


To visit Afghanistan, a passport valid for at least six months is required by all nationals referred to in the chart above.


Visas are required by all visitors to Afghanistan referred to in the chart above.

Types and Cost

Single-entry tourist or business visa: £140; multiple-entry business visa: £420 (six months) or £800 (one year).


Single-entry tourist visa: 60 days in three months.

Single-entry business visa: 30 days in three months; multiple-entry: 60 days in six months or 180 days in a year.

Application to

Consulate (or consular section at embassy). You can apply in person or by post, but need to book an appointment at the embassy.

Working days

Visa processing takes two weeks, with a three-day fast-track service available for an extra charge.

Extension of stay

It's not usually possible to extend a tourist or business visa. If you're travelling on a different type of visa, you need to apply to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Kabul for an extension.

This page reflects our understanding of current rules for the most common types of travel to the said country. However, please note that each authority sets and forces entry rules, hence we strongly recommend that you verify critical information with the relevant embassy before travel.

Embassies and tourist offices

British Embassy in Afghanistan

Telephone: (0) 700 102 000.
Address: Wazir Akbar Khan, 15th Street Roundabout, Kabul, PO Box 334,
Opening times:

Sun-Thurs 0830-1630.

Embassy of Afghanistan in the USA

Telephone: (202) 483 6410.
Address: NW, 2341 Wyoming Avenue, Washington DC, 20008,
Opening times:

Embassy of Afghanistan in the UK

Telephone: 020) 7589 8891/2 (consular section).
Address: , 31 Princes Gate, London, SW7 1QQ,
Opening times:

Mon-Fri 0900-1600, 0930-1330 (visa applications).

Embassy of Afghanistan in the USA - Consular Office

Telephone: (202) 298 9125.
Address: NW, Suite 216, 2233 Wisconsin Avenue, Washington, DC, 20007,
Opening times:

Mon-Fri 0900-1300.

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