Visa for Journalists

Visa for Journalists

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 Australian and New Zealand visa or residential permit).

 (3) A copy of applicant’s press card issued by Australian or New Zealand government

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

Visa Fee

Two hundred Australian Dollar ($200). The payment is only accepted by money order

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 28 hours, you need to pay an extra amount of $300 Australian Dollar.

When to submit your application?

You can submit your application along with other supporting 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 (+61 (2) 6282 7377). 

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.