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Contacts for Media

If you would like to reach the Embassy for comments on breaking news, schedule an interview with an Embassy official, or schedule a briefing before traveling to Afghanistan, please contact the Embassy’s Media Relations Section:


General Enquiries:

Tel.202 483 6410 (8018) Fax: 866 500-4092

[email protected]


Mr. Abduljalil GHAFOORY

Director of Communications
Tel. (202) 483 6410 (8002)

Direct Line: (202) 292 4285

[email protected]

Journalists from all over the world are encouraged to visit Afghanistan. Standard-issue visas are issued and required for journalists and all media related personnel (i.e. filmmakers, photographers, cameramen, producers, etc.) traveling to Afghanistan and must be obtained in advance of the trip.

Afghanistan's Consular offices issue standard visas to journalists. Journalists will receive a letter with their visas containing information on how to register with an seek assitance from the Directorate of Media Relations located at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Char-rah Malik Asghar, Shah Mahmood Ghazi Wat, Kabul, Afghanistan.

Single entry, one month visas can be obtained in 24 hours for a cost of $100. These visas expire 1 month from the date issued. The cost for 3 day processing is $70 and the cost for two week processing is $50. Single entry visas for longer assignments are available, but will take approximately one week to process, so please apply in advance of your trip. Both 3 month and 6 month single-entry visas are also available. Fees must be paid in US dollars with either a money order or cashier's check made payable to the Embassy of Afghanistan. If you are sending your application requirements by mail or courier service, please include a prepaid, self-addressed return envelope. We suggest you use USPS (United States Postal Service) Express Mail or any trackable courier service to ensure the safety of your passport.

Please Download the application form: Visa Application Form

For more information, please visit the Ministry of Foreign Affairs website's section on media relations

Before departing for Afghanistan, you may want to join the Afghanistan Foreign Press Association. The AFPA is an independent press organization that aims to provide a forum for foreign media professionals working in Afghanistan to meet and exchange views. The AFPA acts as a first port of call for visiting journalists and is a source of practical information. To join the email listserve and receive postings from members on accommodation, press releases, translators, advice, meetings and more, email:

[email protected]


For further information, please contact the Consulate Services office closest to you:

Consulate General of Afghanistan – Washington DC

2233 Wisconsin Ave., NW
Suite #216
Washington, DC 20007
Tel: 202-298-9125
Fax: 202-298-9127
[email protected]

Consulate General of Afghanistan -
New York
360 Lexington Ave 11th Floor
New York NY 10017
Phone: 212-972-2276
Fax: 212-972-2046
[email protected]

Consulate General of Afghanistan – Los Angeles
Mr. Atiqullah Atifmal, Consul General
11040 Santa Monica Blvd Suite 300
Los Angeles CA 90025
Phone: 310 473 6583
Fax: 310 473 6775
[email protected]


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