AFGHANISTAN 1

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DESTINATION: AFGHANISTAN
PURPOSE OF TRIP: BUSINESS

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  • VISA VALIDITY

3 months, single entry 6 months, multiple entry / 1 year, multiple entry. All visa issuance is subject to consular discretion. 

  • APPOINTMENT REQUIREMENT

Please note that the Embassy of Afghanistan only accepts visa applications via an appointment system. Your visa agent will work with you to ensure this is arranged / your application is filed accordingly and in line with your travel plans. You are not required to attend the appointment, unless requested.  

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AFGHANISTAN BUSINESS VISA REQUIREMENTS

Original passport. This must:

  • be valid for a minimum of 6 months beyond the intended exit date
  • have at least one blank visa page

Two original recent 45mm x 35mm colour photographs. These must:

  • be taken within the last month
  • be taken against a plain light background and printed on photographic paper
  • show full frontal face, have a neutral expression and your mouth closed
  • have eyes open and free from reflection or glare from glasses
  • not have hair in front of face or have a head covering (unless it’s for religious or medical reasons)

DO NOT ATTACH THE PHOTOGRAPHS TO THE APPLICATION FORM

Signed and fully completed original application form. Please see attached: Afghanistan Visa Application form

Signed and completed original letter of support from your home employer. This must be signed by a member of your HR, or a member of your management team. If the latter, this person must be at least a manager grade and/or at least the same grade as yourself, and must be aware of your trip.

Please see template attached: Afghanistan – Business support letter. Alternatively, the letter must include the following information:

  • Addressed to the ”The Embassy of Afghanistan, London”.
  • Letter needs to be on home employer headed paper
  • Letter need to be signed by authorised signatory of the home employer
  • Purpose of visit
  • People / places and organisation to be visited, with contact numbers
  • Applicant’s name and nationality
  • Start date of employment and job title 
  • Passport number and DOB
  • Start & Expiry date of the passport
  • Dates of travel to Afghanistan
  • Validity of visa applied for
  • A guarantee to meet maintenance expenses 
  • Medical insurance undertaking (if applicable) 

Clear colour copy of signed and completed invite letter from your inviting company. This must be authorised by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Afghanistan. Please ensure you liaise with your inviting company to have this completed. 

Please see template attached: Afghanistan – Invite letter. Alternatively, the letter must include the following information:

  • Addressed to the ”The Embassy of Afghanistan, London”.
  • Letter needs to be on inviting company headed paper
  • Letter need to be signed by authorised signatory of the inviting company
  • This must be authorised by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Afghanistan
  • Purpose of visit
  • People / places and organisation to be visited, with contact numbers
  • Applicant’s name and nationality
  • Passport number and DOB
  • Start & Expiry date of the passport
  • Dates of travel to Afghanistan
  • Validity of visa applied for
  • A guarantee to meet maintenance expenses 
  • Medical insurance undertaking (if applicable) 

Clear colour copy of the inviting company’s Registration Certificate from the Ministry of Economy in Afghanistan, or registration document from the Afghanistan Investment Support Agency (AISA).

Signed and completed original authorisation letter, allowing Global Visaz to submit and collect your application.

Please see template attached: Afghanistan – Authorisation letter (business)

PROCESSING TIMES / FEES

All consular fees are non-refundable once the application has been submitted. Please click here to see our pricing structure for cancelled cases.

4 business days service:

3 months, single entry

Global visaz service fees
Consular fees

£180.00 excl. VAT
£200.00 incl. VAT

6 months, multiple entry

Global visaz service fees
Consular fees

£180.00 excl. VAT
£600.00 incl. VAT

1 year, multiple entry

Global visaz service fees
Consular fees

£180.00 excl. VAT
£950.00 incl. VAT

10 business days service:

3 months, single entry

Global visaz service fees
Consular fees

£160.00 excl. VAT
£140.00 incl. VAT

6 months, multiple entry

Global visaz service fees
Consular fees

£160.00 excl. VAT
£420.00 incl. VAT

1 year, multiple entry

Global visaz service fees
Consular fees

£160.00 excl. VAT
£800.00 incl. VAT

BUDDHAS OF BAMIYAN

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BUDDHAS OF BAMIYAN

The Buddhas of Bamiyan were 4th- and 5th-century monumental statues of Gautam Buddha carved into the side of a cliff in the Bamyan valley in the Hazarajat region of central Afghanistan, 230 kilometres (140 mi) northwest of Kabul at an elevation of 2,500 metres (8,200 ft). Built in 507 CE (smaller) and 554 CE (larger), the statues represented the classic blended style of Gandhara art. They were 35 (115 ft) and 53 meters (174 ft) tall, respectively. The main bodies were hewn directly from the sandstone cliffs, but details were modeled in mud mixed with straw, coated with stucco. This coating, practically all of which wore away long ago, was painted to enhance the expressions of the faces, hands, and folds of the robes; the larger one was painted carmine red and the smaller one was painted multiple colors. The lower parts of the statues' arms were constructed from the same mud-straw mix while supported on wooden armatures. It is believed that the upper parts of their faces were made from great wooden masks or casts. Rows of holes that can be seen in photographs were spaces that held wooden pegs that stabilized the outer stucco. They were dynamited and destroyed in March 2001 by the Taliban, on orders from leader Mullah Mohammed Omar, after the Taliban government declared that they were idols. An envoy visiting the United States in the following weeks said that they were destroyed to protest international aid exclusively reserved for statue maintenance while Afghanistan was experiencing famine, while the Afghan Foreign Minister claimed that the destruction was merely about carrying out Islamic religious iconoclasm. International opinion strongly condemned the destruction of the Buddhas, which in the following years was primarily viewed as an example of the extreme religious intolerance of the Taliban. Japan and Switzerland, among others, have pledged support for the rebuilding of the statues.

PROCESSING TIMES / FEES

All consular fees are non-refundable once the application has been submitted. Please click here to see our pricing structure for cancelled cases.

4 business days service:

3 months, single entry

Global visaz service fees:
£180.00 excl. VAT

Consular fees:
£200.00 incl. VAT

6 months, multiple entry

Global visaz service fees:
180.00 excl. VAT

Consular fees:
£600.00 incl. VAT

1 year, multiple entry

Global visaz service fees:
£180.00 excl. VAT

Consular fees:
£950.00 incl. VAT

10 business days service:

3 months, single entry

Global visaz service fees:
£160.00 excl. VAT

Consular fees:
£140.00 incl. VAT

6 months, multiple entry

Global visaz service fees:
£160.00 excl. VAT

Consular fees:
£420.00 incl. VAT

1 year, multiple entry

Global visaz service fees:
£160.00 excl. VAT

Consular fees:
£800.00 incl. VAT

BUDDHAS OF BAMIYAN

HOVER / CLICK HERE

BUDDHAS OF BAMIYAN

The Buddhas of Bamiyan were 4th- and 5th-century monumental statues of Gautam Buddha carved into the side of a cliff in the Bamyan valley in the Hazarajat region of central Afghanistan, 230 kilometres (140 mi) northwest of Kabul at an elevation of 2,500 metres (8,200 ft). Built in 507 CE (smaller) and 554 CE (larger), the statues represented the classic blended style of Gandhara art. They were 35 (115 ft) and 53 meters (174 ft) tall, respectively. The main bodies were hewn directly from the sandstone cliffs, but details were modeled in mud mixed with straw, coated with stucco. This coating, practically all of which wore away long ago, was painted to enhance the expressions of the faces, hands, and folds of the robes; the larger one was painted carmine red and the smaller one was painted multiple colors. The lower parts of the statues' arms were constructed from the same mud-straw mix while supported on wooden armatures. It is believed that the upper parts of their faces were made from great wooden masks or casts. Rows of holes that can be seen in photographs were spaces that held wooden pegs that stabilized the outer stucco. They were dynamited and destroyed in March 2001 by the Taliban, on orders from leader Mullah Mohammed Omar, after the Taliban government declared that they were idols. An envoy visiting the United States in the following weeks said that they were destroyed to protest international aid exclusively reserved for statue maintenance while Afghanistan was experiencing famine, while the Afghan Foreign Minister claimed that the destruction was merely about carrying out Islamic religious iconoclasm. International opinion strongly condemned the destruction of the Buddhas, which in the following years was primarily viewed as an example of the extreme religious intolerance of the Taliban. Japan and Switzerland, among others, have pledged support for the rebuilding of the statues.