There are 4 types of visa issued at the embassy, besides Official or Diplomatic visas.
Each visa grants the bearer certain number of entry to Afghanistan. See details on the Visa Information page.
Visas are valid for activation within three months from the date of issuance. If you enter Afghanistan within the three-month period, the visa’s period begins on upon arrival. The active visa then lasts for the period specified in the ‘Duration of Stay’ on your visa. In the case of Double and Multiple Entry visas, you may enter the country upon leaving (within the limits of the visa) until the period specified in the ‘Valid until’ area.
Q 3: Can I use internet banking to pay fees?
Yes, please make a printout of your payment completion page to show that payment was made to the embassy bank account - submit the printout with your application forms. The payment must be made for the exact price for the visa that you are applying for. The applicant is also fully responsible for any bank charges and shipping fees.
Q 4: Can I receive my visa the same day that I apply for it? Can I apply or receive a visa outside of the operating hours/days?
We do not issue visas the same day they are applied for or during hours/days outside of the pre-determined operating hours/days as listed on the homepage EXCEPT in emergency cases and after having made an appointment with the Consular Section in advance.
The embassy has the right to refuse issuance of visas per its discretion.Please contact the Consular section first.
Q 5: Can I apply for a visa via postal mail?
Yes, you can. See the section titled ‘Shipping costs for transactions handled by mail’ on the Consular Services page.
The application will be processed during operating hours and will be sent back on the following operating day. It is usually returned within 1-2 weeks if the application is properly submitted.
Q 6: How do I extend my visa once in Afghanistan?
Official / Diplomatic Passport: Foreign Nationals Visa Section of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Chahar Rahee Malek-Asghar, Malek Asghar Road, Kabul TEL: + 93-700-104-336
Operating Hours: 9:00 to 12:00 and 13:00 to 15:30
Visa Fee: US$20.00 per every 1 month-long extention.
Please ask the Ministry of Interior or at immigration at the airport for the latest information updates.TOP
Q 7: What are the procedures for the press and media?
All press and media related applicants must tell the Consular Section that they are press of media when submitting an application for a visa. Press and media are also required to register at the Media Relations Office of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, upon arrival in Afghanistan to obtain a letter of accreditation.
Media Relations Office, Ministry of Foreign Affairs Chahar Rahee Malek-Asghar, Kabul TEL: +93-20-210036 EMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org Operating Hours: 9:00 to 12:00 and from 13:00 to 16:00
Q 8: Other questions
For further questions, please contact the Consular section of the embassy.
Consular Section, Embassy of Afghanistan in Japan 2-2-1 Azabudai, Minato-ku, Tokyo 106-0041 JAPAN TEL: +81-3-5574-7612 (Monday – Friday: 9:30-12:00 / 13:00-17:00) FAX: +81-3-5574-0195 Email: email@example.com