Visa

The Consulate General of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan in Bonn – Germany issues visas to individuals residing in and applying from Germany. Due to regulatory constraints, we can only issue single-entry visas valid for a one-month stay, with the exception of Business Visas (can be issued up to a maximum period of 1 year with multiple entries). Those wishing to stay longer in Afghanistan can apply to the Consulate Directorate of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Kabul for an extension of their visa.

Applications for visas can be made in person. Applications will be processed in order of their receipt by the Consulate Section. Applications that are incomplete or lacking necessary documentation will not be processed.

Visa Application Form – fully completed in typewritten and duly signed. Visa application form can be downloaded here.

The applicant’s passports must have at least six months validity and must have blank pages.

Applicants traveling for employment or business purposes must provide documentation from their present or prospective employer, or other organization concerned verifying purpose of visit.

Evidence of Employment in Germany.

Two standard passport size photos, affixed to the appropriate box on the application form (photos must be identical, recent, color on white background, taken directly off the face and show both ears).

Proof of Address/Residency in Germany: Germany Identity Card (Personalausweis) and a copy of it.

The Consulate General charges a fee of 120 euros for Visa Fee, payable in cash or by debit card (with a 1-euro surcharge).
 
If visiting family or friends, please write a letter of introduction stating whom you intend to visit in Afghanistan or a reliable official or duly registered entity in Afghanistan;
 
All foreign nationals can obtain an Afghan visa, except in the following cases:
  • When the individuals has not completed the previous ban period.
  • When the individual is suspected to disrupt security and civil order, is suspected of moral corruption, or lacks respect for the prevalent culture in Afghanistan.
  • In exceptional cases when the authorities of the consular and diplomatic missions of Afghanistan, based on sound reasons, deem unfavorable to issue a visa to a certain individual.
  • When there is a risk of spread of a contagious disease.
  • When the competent authorities have decided to deny the visa.
 

Important Note:

  • Media personnel/journalists are required to provide an introduction letter stating the purpose, duration and places intended to visit in Afghanistan. 
  • For official visits, please contact your employer to send a letter of introduction with the details of the purpose of your visit to Afghanistan to the Consulate General of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan in Bonn – Germany.
  • If visiting family or friends please write a letter of introduction stating whom you intend to visit in Afghanistan.
  • If tourism is the purpose of your visit please state in detail the nature of your tour and places you intend to travel in Afghanistan.
  • If employment is the purpose of your visit, an official letter of introduction from your employer, sponsoring organization stating the purpose and duration of your trip is required.
  • Applicants applying for a work visa should be below the age of retirement (65) and must provide their educational documents along with the visa application, invitation or introduction letter from the employer in Afghanistan.
  • Visa process may include a face to face interview.