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Tourist Visa  |  Afghanistan


 

Visa Requirements

 

::    Passport valid for six months on exit 

::    Two blank visa pages in passport

::    Copy of passport information page

::    One recent passport photograph

::    Completed application form

::    Proof of residence

Non-UK passport holders must submit an original, valid UK residence card/permit, or have proof of residence in their passport.

::    Proof of UK address

This should either be a utility bill or bank statement, issued within the last three months, and which clearly displays your name and address.

::    Personal statement letter

This must be typed, not handwritten, and should be addressed to the embassy. It must fully describe the purpose of your trip, note the address at which you will be staying, and include details of anyone you know in Afghanistan.

The letter must also indicate that you are aware of the risks involved in visiting Afghanistan and take full responsibility for any liability arising during or as a result of the trip.

::    Proof of employment

Please submit a letter from your UK employer, or school/university if you are a student. This must be an original, signed document on company letterhead, addressed to the embassy and confirming your employment (or academic) status. It should note your job title or subject, the purpose of your trip, and indicate the date on which you are due to return to work or study.

::    Letter of invitation

The letter of invitation must come from the person who will be hosting or sponsoring your trip, OR an official/registered body in Afghanistan, and should be authorised by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Kabul.

::    Authorisation letter

Please provide a signed letter authorising us to submit and collect your application.

 

 

Additional Information

 

Please note, the embassy accepts submissions on an appointment-only basis. On receipt of your application, we will make the appointment and attend on your behalf.

Visas are valid from the date of issue.

Applicants married to an Afghan national may be entitled to a gratis visa. Please contact us for further details or to confirm your eligibility.

Visa requirements for applicants under 18 years are subject to variation from those listed above. Please contact us for further information.

The embassy reserves the right to request additional documents in support of your visa application, and to alter or increase fees without prior notice.

No refund will be given if your visa is cancelled or rejected by the embassy.

Visa and Service Fees

 

Please note, all fees are charged per individual traveller. Service and processing fees are exclusive of VAT, which will be added at the point of invoice. The total price of your order will depend on the product and the processing service you select. Visa fees are subject to change with no prior notice. Please contact us before placing your order if you require further information.

 

 

STANDARD VISA PROCESSING

(15 working days from appointment)

 

Single entry visa (3 months): £140

Handling fee:  £80

 

 

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