Expedited Visa for
Afghanistan

When you need to get your visa for Afghanistan processed quickly, Travel Document Systems is here to help. All of the requirements and application forms, plus convenient online ordering.

Get a Tourist Visa for Afghanistan

Afghanistan issues Tourist visas for:
  • Tourist Travel
  • Visiting Family & Friends Sightseeing
  • Family Emergencies

Afghanistan Tourist Visa for US Passport Holders Required

When you are travelling to Afghanistan with a U.S. Passport, a Tourist Visa is required.

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Afghanistan Tourist Visa for Non-US Passport Holders Required

When you are travelling to Afghanistan with a Non-US Passport, a Tourist Visa is required.

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Get a Business Visa for Afghanistan

Afghanistan issues Business visas for:
  • Business Travel
  • Sales Meetings
  • Providing Services
  • Journalists
  • Conference/Seminars

Afghanistan Business Visa for US Passport Holders Required

When you are travelling to Afghanistan with a U.S. Passport, a Business Visa is required.

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Afghanistan Business Visa for Non-US Passport Holders Required

When you are travelling to Afghanistan with a Non-US Passport, a Business Visa is required.

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Get a Diplomatic Visa for Afghanistan

Afghanistan issues Diplomatic visas for:
  • Official or Diplomatic Government Travel

Afghanistan Diplomatic Visa for US Passport Holders Required

When you are travelling to Afghanistan with a U.S. Passport, a Diplomatic Visa is required.

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Afghanistan Diplomatic Visa for Non-US Passport Holders Required

When you are travelling to Afghanistan with a Non-US Passport, a Diplomatic Visa is required.

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Travel Information

Get the most up-to-date information for Afghanistan related to embassy and consulate addresses, foreign relations information, travel advisories, entry and exit restrictions, and travel tips from the US State Department's website.

Vaccinations

Vaccination Certificate for Yellow Fever Required if arriving from an infected area within 5 Days.

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About Afghanistan

Read about the people, history, government, economy and geography of Afghanistan at the CIA's World FactBook.

A Brief History of Afghanistan

Afghanistan, often called the crossroads of Central Asia, has had a turbulent history. In 328 BC, Alexander the Great entered the territory of present-day Afghanistan, then part of the Persian Empire, to capture Bactria (present-day Balkh). Invasions by the Scythians, White Huns, and Turks followed in succeeding centuries. In AD 642, Arabs invaded the entire region and introduced Islam.

Arab rule gave way to the Persians, who controlled the area until conquered by the Turkic Ghaznavids in 998. Mahmud of Ghazni (998-1030) consolidated the conquests of his predecessors and turned Ghazni into a great cultural center as well as a base for frequent forays into India. Following Mahmud's short-lived dynasty, various princes attempted to rule sections of the country until the destructive Mongol invasion of 1219 led by Genghis Khan.

Following Genghis Khan's death in 1227, a succession of petty chiefs and princes struggled for supremacy until late in the 14th century, when one of his descendants, Tamerlane, incorporated Afghanistan into his own vast Asian empire. Babur, a descendant of Tamerlane and the founder of India's Moghul dynasty at the beginning of the 16th century, made Kabul the capital of an Afghan principality.

In 1747, Ahmad Shah Durrani, the founder of what is known today as Afghanistan, established his rule. A Pashtun, Durrani was elected king by a tribal council after the assassination of the Persian ruler Nadir Shah at Khabushan in the same year. Throughout his reign, Durrani consolidated chieftainships, petty principalities, and fragmented provinces into one country. His rule extended from Mashad in the west to Kashmir and Delhi in the east, and from the Amu Darya (Oxus) River in the north to the Arabian Sea in the south.


Learn more about Afghanistan in our World Atlas

About Us

Travel Document Systems, Inc. (TDS) is a leading visa and passport processing agency. For over 30 years we have served travel professionals, tour operators, and cruise lines, as well as corporate and individual international travelers. TDS specializes in travel that involves visas for more than one country.