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Applying for a Visa
Welcome to the Consular Section of the Embassy of Afghanistan in Ottawa.

The following page contains detailed description of the processing requirements to apply for an Afghan visa. Please read carefully:

1. How to apply
2. Application requirements
3. Processing fees and payment method
4. Download application forms
5. Information

How to apply

The Embassy of Afghanistan in Ottawa issues visas to individuals residing in, and/or applying from, Canada. Visas are also issued at the Consulate General of Afghanistan in Toronto. Click here if you wish to apply at the Consulate General in Toronto.

Applications for visas can be made either by post or in person.

Postal applications must be sent by COURIER or REGISTERED MAIL to:

Embassy of Afghanistan in Ottawa (Consular Section)
240 Argyle Avenue
Ottawa, ON K2P 1B9

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The Embassy will not take any responsibility for loss of documents sent by mail.

Those applying in person should apply at the Consular Section of the Embassy (located at the address above) during the section’s official opening hours which are:

Passport drop off: 10:00am to 1:00pm.
Passport pickup: 2:00pm to 4:00pm.

The Consular Section is closed outside these hours as well as on Saturdays and Sundays.

In-person applicants will receive a ‘return tariff’ which they must bring back on the specified date to collect their passport(s). In-person applicants can request for their passports to be returned to them by post in which case they must Pay $16 USD Payble only to Bank Postal Account .
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Application requirements

Applications will be processed in the order they are received by the Embassy. Applications that are incomplete and/or are missing necessary documentation will not be processed, in which case the processing fee will not be refunded.

After the Embassy has received completed application(s) with all the necessary documents and payments, visas will normally be issued within 10 Working Days. A fast-track processing service is available for exceptional cases which will incur with additional charges.

Applicants are requested to avoid making any travel arrangements before obtaining their visas. The Embassy will not accept any responsibility for any delay in obtaining your visas or changes in your travel plans.

All applicants, whether applying by post or in person, must submit the following Documents as part of their application package:

  • Visa Application Form – fully completed and duly signed.
  • The applicant’s passport (passports must be valid for at least Six months)
  • Two standard passport size photos, one affixed to the appropriate box on the application form (photos must be freshly taken and identical, taken directly off the face and show both ears with a light background)
  • Documents verifying the applicant’s current address in Canada, such as driver's licence, utility bills, municipal papers, etc.
  • Applicants travelling for employment or business purposes must provide documentation from their present or prospective employer or the organisation concerned verifying purpose of visit.
  • To apply for the Work Entry Permit, Applicants must provide the work permit (letter) issued by the Government of Afghanistan only.
  • If requesting a "fast-track" service (24 hours), an additional paymet of USD 100 must be added to the fee amount.
  • Postal applications for Visa must include a prepaid, Courier or registered, self-addressed return envelope.

All visa applicants are advised not make any travel arrangements before issuance of visa. The Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan is not liable for any delays in visa processing or any anticipated problems related to the visa issued to you during your air travel. In order to process visa applications for individuals who wish to apply for a tourist visa,they must provide the Embassy with an invitation letter addressed to the invitee and directly issued by a tourist agency, which is operational and registered in Afghanistan. In addition, visa applicants are requested to provide a personal written and signed letter stating that the applicant(s) is solely responsible for their or their immediate family member’s security for the duration of their stay in Afghanistan.

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Processing fees and method of Payment

All applicants are, hereby, notified that they should make sure to have all required supporting documents available before depositing service fee to the Embassy's bank account. The Embassy cannot return the service fee to the applicants, if their supporting documents are not complete, which in turn delays provision of the consular service to the applicants.

* Visa Fee is not returnable once the application is submitted .
* All charges are in (USD)

Visa Type *Amount Payable (including bank and admin charges) Processing Time
Single Entry Visitor's Visa – One Month

USD 120
Payble only to Bank Service Account

Ten Working Days
Entry Permit for Work Visas

USD 120
Payble only to Bank Service Account

Ten Working Days
Tourist One Month Visa

USD 95
Payble only to Bank Service Account

Ten Working Days
Any Visas for diplomatic & service passport holders Gratis Requires confirmation from Kabul
Entry Permit for travellers of Afghan descent travelling on non-Afghan passports Gratis  
Permanent Employees of the United Nations, the Red Cross and certain other inter-governmental bodies, only for those who carries official passport Gratis  

Extra charge for fast-track processing of applications

Payble only to Bank Service Account

24 to 48 Hours

Postage cost

USD 16
Payble only to Bank Postal Account


Payment method

  • Visa fees and all other Consular charges are ONLY payable in USD. Payment in any other currency will not be accepted.
  • Visa fees and all Consular charges must be paid only by: Payble only to Bank Service Account .
  • Proof of Payment must be submitted together with completed application form.

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Download application forms

Ready to apply?

If you have read the information given above and are ready to applying, please download a Visa Application Form from the following links: [VISA APPLICATION FORM ENGLISH]

Visa application forms are also available in Dari, Pashto and French languages as follows:

Application form in Dari: [VISA APPLICATION FORM DARI]

Application form in Pashto: [VISA APPLICATION FORM PASHTO]

Application form in French: [VISA APPLICATION FORM FRENCH]

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Have any questions or need more information?
For further information, or if you want to discuss your application, please contact the Consular Section during its opening hours (Monday through Friday from 10am to 1:00pm, and from 2:00pm to 4:00pm).

Please note: Although the information on this website has been prepared with utmost care. However , regularitions and requirements are subject to change.


+ 1-613-563-4223
+ 1-613-563-4265
+ 1-613-680-0066



Postal Address:

Embassy of Afghanistan, Ottawa (Consular Section)
240 Argyle Avenue
Ottawa, ON K2P 1B9

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240 Argyle Ave. Ottawa, Ontario, K2P-1B9 | Phone: (613) 563-4223 / 65 | Fax: (613) 563-4962 | contact@afghanembassy.ca