To obtain a visa, journalists and other media persons are required to submit the following documents to the media section of the embassy and meet the press secretary in person

(1)   A letter from the applicant’s employer addressed to the media section of the embassy. Besides, confirming the applicant’s employment the letter should mention the purpose of applicant’s visit to Afghanistan.
(2)   A copy of passport (in case you are a foreigner please also submit copy of your Indian visa or residential permit

(3)   A copy of  applicant’s  press card issued by Indian government

(4)   Complete visa application from (click here to download visa form)

Visa Fee

There is no visa fee for Indian nationals; however citizens of other countries should pay a hundred U.S. Dollar ($100). The payment is only accepted by cash

Processing Time: the visa application processing normally takes 5 to 14 working days, once the visa application is approved the applicant’s will be informed through email to submit his/her passport to the consular section for visa stamp, you are required to pay the visa fee at the time of submitting your passport at the consular section. It takes  1 to 2 working days to get the visa stamp on your passport, in case you want your visa to be issued within 24 hours, you need to pay an extra amount of $50 American Dollar.

When to submit your application?

You can submit your application along with other support documents to the media section on any working day during the week after getting a prior appointment, you can request for an appointment through email ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) or by calling (+91-11-2410 0412). 

What type of visa a journalist is issued?

Entry Visa with a validity of 3 months which allows the journalist to stay for 30 days is issued. However, if the journalist wants to stay longer she/he can extend the visa at Minister of Foreign Affairs in Kabul. Journalists can apply for 6 months multiple entry visa at MoFA.

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