Visa & Customs


All visitors to Afghanistan must posses a valid passport and an Afghan visa. The basic tourist visa entitles a traveler to 30 days stay in Afghanistan. It is recommended that this one-month visa be obtained prior to traveling to Afghanistan. Visas may be obtained at any Afghan Consulate or Embassy around the world.

Consular Offices in the United States:

The Embassy of Afghanistan - Consular Office
2233 Wisconsin Ave., NW
Suite #216
Washington, DC 20007
Tel: 202-298-9125 ext. 9123
Fax: 202-483-6487
[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: [email protected]

Consulate General of Afghanistan – Los Angeles

Mr. Abdullah Aimaque , Consul General

11040 Santa Monica Blvd Suite 300
Los Angeles CA 90025
Phone: 310 473 6583
Fax: 310 473 6775
[email protected]


There is no customs duty on personal effects. However, check with the Ministry of Finance for prohibited and controlled exports and imports.

Deputy Minister, Customs & Revenue: Sharifullah Ibrahimi
Ministry of Finance
Pashtoonistan -Watt
Kabul, Afghanistan
Phone: +93 (75) 200 4199
Fax: (20) 2103 439
E-Mail: [email protected]