Visa Requirements for New Zealand Passport Holders – Afghanistan (Islamic Republic of Afghanistan)

New Zealand citizens are required to secure a visa prior to traveling to the ­ Islamic Republic of Afghanistan. A passport with at least six months’ validity is also required.

General Requirements:

  • Filled Visa Application form.
  • Two recent passport size photos.
  • Passport with at least six months validity remaining. If you would need your passport for other purposes while your visa application is under process, please send a copy of the main pages. You can send your passport later for evidencing the visa.
  • Registered self-addressed return envelope (New Zealand residents must include an additional AUD$15 for return of their documents).

For information on the latest visa application requirements, visit the embassy’s website or contact its office at:

Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan
PO Box 155
Deakin West ACT 2600
Phone: (02) 6282 7311 (Monday to Friday, 10am to 1pm)
Fax: (02) 6282 7322


General Requirements – Tourist Visa:

Visiting tourists must state in details the nature of their tour and the places they intend to visit. Those visiting family or friends must furnish a letter of introduction from whom they intend to visit in Afghanistan.

General Requirements – Employment Visa:

For those whose purpose of visit is employment, provide a letter of introduction from the employing agency and /or the recipient organization within Afghanistan.

Visa Fees:

A non-refundable fee is payable upon submission of the application. All fees must be paid by money order or Bank Cheque payable to “Embassy of Afghanistan”. Or the Company bank cheque

NOTE: Urgent visa applications require double fees.
Single Entry Visa: AUD 125.00
Entry Visa: AUD 50.00
Transit Visa: AUD 70.00
Diplomatic Visa: Free
Official Visa: Free

Visa Fee in the Guidelines depends on the current exchange rate of Australian Dollar to US Dollar, it is fluctuating, please confirm the amount by contacting the Embassy


All visas can be processed within five working days only if the required documents are provided and that the terms and conditions are met.

Urgent visa Applications will be charged double the price.

Please note:

Those applying by mail should include a prepaid, self-addressed return envelope, large enough for the return of their passport and documents. A Certified or Registered Australian mail, or any other traceable mailing service or courier to ensure safety of your passport may be used.

The Australian Post will not accept more than one passport per small envelope (not exceeding 250mg or 5mm in thickness). Therefore, a larger self-addressed envelope (500 grams or 20mm thickness) should be attached for more than one passport.

Post all the required documents to:

Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan
PO Box 155
Deakin West ACT 2600

Important Notice: The information provided here are subject to change without prior notice. For confirmation on visa requirements and fees, you may consult with the Embassy or Consulate for Afghanistan near you.

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