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Afghanistan Business Visa Washington DC
5-7 Business Days
Learn more about the government fees, entry, and validity options for
Afghanistan Business Visas
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These requirements are applicable for US Citizens applying for an Afghanistan Business visa in Washington DC
Please send TDS your current valid and signed passport.
Your U.S passport must be valid 6 months beyond your intended stay and must have at least two blank visa pages back to back in your passport. Foreign Embassies cannot issue a visa on a page not labeled as a Visa page. Amendment and Endorsement pages in the back of the passport cannot be used for issuance of a visa.
A visa cannot be stamped on a page even if only one Small Stamp is on the visa page If you do not have any blank visa pages in your passport, TDS can assist you in applying for additional pages. If your passport is not valid 6 months beyond intended stay, you must renew your passport and then we will secure your visa with the new passport.
Effective September 21st, 2018, The Afghanistan embassy now requires a passport to have Two blank visa pages, these two blank pages MUST BE back to back and labeled VISAS at the top of the page.
Please send 1 recent professional passport-type photograph.
Digital and non-passport photographs are not acceptable.
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Please send a copy of your round-trip airline tickets, or itinerary or e-ticket, or letter of confirmation from a travel agent. The itinerary must show the applicant's name, date of arrival and departure from the country, and flight information. The Embassy does not recommend purchasing your ticket prior to a visa being issued.
A business letter of responsibility (sample) is required, to be typewritten on your company letterhead and addressed to:
Embassy of Afghanistan, Visa Section, Washington DC
The letter must explain all of the following:
Nature of business to be performed
Name and address of reference to be visited
This letter should request Multiple Entries visa if required
Guarantee of return transportation and sufficient funds for the visit
Applicants passport number
The letter should be signed by an officer of the company other than the applicant.
The Business letter provided must be an original with an original signature. The Embassy of Afghanistan will not accept a copy.
Media personnel/journalists are required to provide an introduction letter stating the purpose, duration, and places they intend to visit in Afghanistan. (Media journalists must contact Press Office of the Directorate of Media Relations, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, located at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, at:
Char-rah e Malik Asghar
Shah Mahmood Ghazi Wat
Please Send One Completed and Signed and Notarized Visa Application Form
The Embassy of Afghanistan usually issues a multiple entry visa valid for entry for 1 year from the date of issue and valid for a stay in Afghanistan of up to 90 days.
Your application will be checked and hand carried to the Embassy and is usually processed in 2-3 Weeks.
U.S. Passport holders who were formerly Afghanistan citizens may enter Afghanistan for a short stay, without a visa The period of stay is determined by Immigration Authorities upon arrival.
Please forward a printed copy of your order confirmation for an Afghanistan Business visa for US Citizens and all required documents to:
Local Phone Number: 202-638-3800
Urgent applications for an Afghanistan Business visa should be shipped to TDS using only the FedEx Company.
Please use FedEx Priority Overnight. Do NOT ship "First Overnight." This will delay the delivery of your package.
Once your order is complete, your Passport with the visa sticker/stamp will be returned to you via FedEx Overnight.
By connecting on the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program, the US State Department will be able to assist you better in the case of an emergency, such as if you lose your passport or it is stolen while you are abroad.
These are the fees charged by the foreign government for issuing a visa. Fees are
per person per visa.
Note: All consular fees above include a $5 check writing fee.