Yes , Indian citizens are required to obtain a visa prior to entering the territory of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan.Visas may be obtained from the Embassy or Consulate of Afghanistan in India. Based on the purpose of your visit to Afghanistan you may apply for a Working Entry Visa, Business Visa, Tourist Visa, Visit Visa, Official Visa, Diplomatic Visa, Student/Research Visa, Transit Visa or Crew Visa. Before applying for a visa please check which visa type you are eligible to apply for.
It is a straight forward and effortless process to apply for an Afghanistan visa online through Akbar Travels:
Indian citizens are granted gratis visa, which means they are not charged for any type of visa. However, Akbar Travels will charge a nominal service fee for processing the application. Our Visa Expert will take care of your complete visa application; right from verifying your documents to submitting your application to the Afghanistan Embassy and securing the visa for you.
Tourist Visa (TUV): This type of visa is issued to foreign nationals who want to visit Afghanistan individually or with a group for visiting natural beauties, tourist and historic places. Tourist visa is issued with a validity of ninety (90) and a period of 30 days stay. TV can be extended only once by the Ministry of Interior Affairs upon the approval of the Afghan Tourism Department.
Visit Visa (VSV): Visit Visa is issued to foreign nationals who intend to participate in sports competitions, exhibitions; visit their relatives and friends or conduct pilgrimage to holy sites in Afghanistan.
Business Visa (BSV): Business Visa is issued to the foreign nationals who enter the territory of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan for the purpose of business, investment, marketing, commercial transactions, guardianship, liquidation, handling of corporate affairs, and commercial property; selling and buying property; participation in exhibitions; commercial events and other similar issues.
Working Entry Visa (WEV): Working Entry Visa is issued to employees, doctors, teachers, trainers, experts, engineers, pilots, and staff of ground transportation and foreign technical workers who enter the territory of Afghanistan for the purpose of working at diplomatic and consular representations, UN Offices, international organizations; government and non-governmental organizations.
Diplomatic Visa (DPV): Diplomatic visa is issued to the holders of diplomatic passport. It should be noted that based on MoU signed between governments of Afghanistan and India effective from 20 June 2016, Indian diplomatic passport holders are exempt from visa for travelling to Afghanistan.
Official Visa (OFV): Official Visa is granted to foreign nationals who hold Service and Special Passports or UN Laissez-Passer. It can also be issued to those who enter the territory of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan for official assignments in the diplomatic and consular missions of foreign countries, institutions, agencies or international organizations.
Entry Visa for Indian Spouse of an Afghan National: An Indian who is married to an Afghan national can apply for entry visa. It is issued with a validity of 90 days and period of 30 days stay. It can be extended by Ministry of Interior Affairs for a period of up to one year with multiple entries.
Student Visa (STV): Student Visa is issued to a foreigner who intends to study or conduct research within governmental or private educational/academic institutions. If a student has a government scholarship, the visa fee will be charged based on reciprocity.
Transit Visa (TSV): Transit Visa is issued to foreigners who intend to travel to another country via Afghanistan. The validity of Transit Visa for the air passengers is for one (1) month with three (3) days stayperiodand six (6) days stay period for those who travel by land. TSV is issued based on mutual agreement and reciprocity with the right to enter once (1) or twice (2).
The earliest date to apply for anAfghanistan visa is two months before the date of travel to the country.Please submit your request at least 10 days before your date of travel.
Visa is issued with a validity of 90 days and one can stay up to 30 days in Afghanistan.
Yes, Afghanistan tourist visas can be extended only once by the Ministry of Interior Affairs upon the approval of the Afghan Tourism Department. If you need to stay longer than your visa is valid, please make sure to apply for extension of your visa at least 7 days before it expires. In the event that you fail to get your visa extended you are required to get an exit visa from the Ministry of the Interior Affairs after payment of fine for the number of days you overstayed.
Only Indian Businessmen/ businesswomen and investors can obtain visa on arrival at Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul. Please note that this service is not available at other international airports in Afghanistan. Indians travelling for any other purpose will need to obtain the visa in advance.
Yes, the Embassy will stamp the visa in the original passport. Therefore, two blank pages are required in the passport. Your passport should also be valid for minimum six months beyond the intended stay.
An Afghanistan Visa application is normally processed within 5 to 7 working days. Though, some applications may take longer. The information provided in the form should be accurate, inaccurate information may delay your application procedure or may result in rejection of your application.
To enable the authorities to process your application, you must clearly state:
The visa will bestamped on your passport.
It can be a single or multiple entry. The decision to grant the entry type is at the discretion of the Embassy.
No. You are not required to visit the Afghanistan Consulate/Embassy personally. We will submit the visa application on your behalf.
The Embassy of Afghanistan, New Delhi, has the final call when it comes to anAfghanistanvisa rejection. If your application is rejected or is granted for a shorter period, the authorities’ decision is final and no refund will be issued.
You cannot take up any kind of paid employment in the country onan Afghanistan tourist visa.
Applicants are strongly advised to purchase a Travel Insurance to secure their trip in the event of unexpected events such as medical emergencies, flight cancellations, baggage delay or loss etc.
Please feel free to contact us for all your AfghanistanVisa worries. We have you covered across India with presence in all the major cities like Mumbai, Pune, Delhi, Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad, Lucknow and many more.
We have you covered across India with presence in all the major cities like Mumbai, Pune, Delhi, Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad, Lucknow and many more.
Akbar Travels has been a part of more than one million travel dreams. We offer quick and hassle-free Afghanistan visa assistance. With a highly professional and dedicated team of Visa Experts, we are here to cater to all your Afghanistanvisa application requirements. Read moreThroughout your visa process, you will have a dedicated visa expert handling your application.
Here are the steps to apply for an AfghanistanVisa through Akbar Travels:
Step 1: Contact our Visa Expert with your travel plans and gather all the visa information and requirements.
Step 2: Pay your Afghanistan visa fee online and get your documents picked by us from your home or office.
Step 3: Our Visa Expert will verify, process and submit your application to the Embassy.
Step 4: Get your AfghanistanVisa delivered to your doorstep
Not far from India, Afghanistan in Central Asia is highly landlocked with much of its geography comprised of mountains. Its scenic landscapes are worth every penny you spend on getting here. Infamous in travel terms, not many people plan to visit Afghanistan, making it all the more special. Read more
Unlike many other travel destinations, neither summer nor winter seasons here are ideal for a vacation. The months of spring lasting April to June is when the country’s flora blooms and flourishes. September and October months witness fall, which also offer an overall pleasant climate to visit Afghanistan.
Many of you would wonder about tourist safety in Afghanistan due to where it is located. Kabul, the capital, is safe to some extent. Having a personal escort or local tour guide is advised. Dari and Pashto are the official languages. Some communities are bi-lingual and also speak as well as understand a mix of Hindi and Urdu. English speakers are close to none. Cities in India offer direct flights to Afghanistan’s Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul. Air India, Spicejet and Air Arabia are the options available. As they fly this route consistently, you can book your travel as per schedule.
What to see in Afghanistan?
Much of Kabul, the capital city is known for its history. Previously home to many rulers, castles and palaces are sighted in abundance. The Gardens of Babur is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Built by Emperor Babur in the 15th Century as a recreational space, it now serves as a tourist hotspot.
Learn a little history at the National Museum of Afghanistan. It exhibits a wide range of sculptures and models, each with their own connotation.
Visit Pul-e-Khishti Mosque in old Kabul, the biggest in the city, it’s the best opportunity to mingle with the locals. There was a Hindu temple here in this region. Koh-e-Asamai is one of many such that you must travel to. It is located on a hill which also gives travellers beautiful views, especially during dawn and dusk.
In Mazar-i-Sharif, the Blue Mosque is incomparable to its kind. If you happen to visit this city, spend an hour, and I promise that it will leave you in a state of awe.
In the Bayman region, head over to the Band-e Amir National Park. Not easily accessible, but minivan services are available to this area. Its valleys and clear blue waters are complemented by the far off mountains. If you have enough time, do at this to your itinerary. Not far from here, Buddha’s of Bayman is where you can see carved statues of Buddha dating back to the 5th century.
For the Bravehearts and avid hikers, Wakhan is often talked about as one of the unique landscape for trekking. It is not advisable to first timers and especially those who are not physically fit.
In Afghanistan, be it in restaurants or tiny street stalls; maize, barley, wheat and rice are staple ingredients. Kabuli Pulao, Kebabs with minced green chutney, Sheer Khurma (Popular during Ramadan and Eid), Manto (Dumplings) and Poraki (Stuffed bread with vegetables) are some of the tastiest delicacies to try.
Buy from the commodities on display in the city markets. Rugs, ethnic jewellery, woodcarvings, handmade pots and crockery are the souvenirs you could take back home!
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