Media Visa

Media visas are granted to all foreign journalists/individuals who intend to visit Afghanistan for any purpose associated with media. Journalists/Individuals wishing to work for Afghan media organisations must apply for an employment visa. Media visas can be issued for single or multiple entries for a period of 3 months to one year. The period of stay in Afghanistan for these visas is capped to 30 days (per visit).

The followings are required for a media visa application:

  • An appointment using our online visa appointment booking service
  • Applicant’s Passport with a minimum of 6 months validity
  • Visa Application form, filled out correctly and legibly
  • One recent photo of the applicant
  • A letter from their media organisation confirming the purpose and duration of the trip
  • After the media visa is issued, all journalists MUST attend the Office of the Spokesman & Director General of Communications of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to obtain a journalist card. Without this card, journalists will not be allowed to carry out their duties.
  • Proof of Address, e.g. Bank Statement, Utility Bills. 
  • Relevant Fees, paid by credit/debit card at the counter. (Note: We do not accept cash, postal order or cheques)

Note: Media visas are not extendable and non-convertible. All fees paid for the visa application are non-refundable irrespective of the outcome of the application. The validity of the visa begins from the issue date of the visa.

For further enquiries, call 0207 584 0146

For visa application form, click here

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