Consulate information


2233 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Suite 216, Washington, DC 20007

Consular hours: Mon to Fri  9:30 am – 1:30 pm

Phone: (202) 483-6410 ext. 1003 Website

Important Facts

Until further notice, travel to Afghanistan is not recommended due to safety reasons.

  • COVID-19 REGULATIONS (subject to change). COVID-19 regulations have been lifted as of May 10, 2022. For update information, please click this link
  • VISA APPLICATION. Complete application and process payment online or mail the application, documents required and payment to the Embassy at Washington DC.
  • Passport must have at least one (1) year validity beyond the completion of a trip and must have at least two (2) blank visa pages.
  • VISIT VISA is issued to foreign nationals, who are interested to participate in sports competitions, exhibition/conference, visiting relatives/friends, and conduct pilgrimage to holy sites in Afghanistan.
  • VALID VISA. Afghanistan visa is valid from the date of issue. Valid visa should be in the valid passport.
  • For more information and questions contact the GC Visa office.
Visa Application Requirements US NON-US
Valid passport
Completed and signed application form
The application must be typewritten. Not handwritten.
Passport size photos - one (1) photo
White background and should be free of shadows, in color and clear, without glasses. Applicants must directly face camera w/ a neutral expression and clearly visible eyes.
Copy of valid passport's vital information page
Letter of employment (Business visa only)
Visa Office will provide this for GC employees.
Copy of flight itinerary
A round trip travel airline ticket with traveler's name.
Letter of support (Business visa only)
The GC Visa office will provide
Proof of valid legal residency in the US (copy only)
Be ready to show the original when applying in person.
Health certificate
Indicating that the petitioner does not have any infectious/contagious decease.

Note: The signature of the applicant on the application form MUST be notarized if the applicant is unable to appear in person at the consulate.

Forms and Links

Application Form

Processing Time

Processing timeService typeCitizenship
5 to 7 business daysRegularUS Nationals

Fee per Visa

Payment Method: Money Order,

Type of VisaFee per VisaType of entryTerm of visa
US Nationals
195.00Single/Multiple1 Month to 12 Months
Non-US Nationals
115.00Single3 months

Additional Notes

  • Allow (2) two extra days for GC Visa Office to process your application.
  • For Long Term/Work Visa and Children under 18, Contact GC Visa Office.
  • Please note that Embassies/Country Representative Offices change the requirements on a regular basis without notifying us.
  • There is a GC surcharge for our services.

Last updated: October 12, 2022