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)
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?
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.