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Afghanistan Official or Diplomatic Visa
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These requirements are applicable for US Citizens applying at the Washington DC Office
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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Visa Cover Letter issued by U.S. Department of State, please include the applicant's passport number.
Complete and sign one application
Please forward a printed copy of your order confirmation and all required documents to:
Local Phone Number: 202-638-3800
Urgent applications 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.