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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 submit a registered, self-addressed return envelop or enclose the necessary payment (CAD 20) to cover postage cost alongside the regular consular fees.
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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.
  • Visa processing fee (see the fees table below) – paid by money order or certified bank cheque made payable to ‘The Embassy of Afghanistan in Ottawa’.
  • If requesting a "fast-track" service (24 hours), an additional paymet of CAD 130 must be added to the fee amount.
  • Postal applications for Visa must include return postal cost of CAD20 added to the visa processing fee amount, or enclose a prepaid, Courier or registered, self-addressed return envelope.

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Processing fees and method of Payment

* Visa Fee is not returnable once the application is submitted .
* All charges are in Canadian dollars

Visa Type *Amount Payable (including bank and admin charges) Processing Time
Single Entry Visitor's Visa – One Month CAD 150 Ten Working Days
Multiple Entry Visa –Three Months (Issued in exceptional cases) CAD 250 Ten Working Days
Entry Permit for Work Visas CAD 150 Ten Working Days
Tourist One Month Visa CAD 120 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

CAD 130

24 to 48 Hours

Postage cost

(If applicable – altneratively enclose a pre-paid, self-addressed envelop)

CAD 20

 

Payment method

  • Visa fees and all other Consular charges are ONLY payable in CAD. Payment in any other currency will not be accepted.
  • Visa fees and all Consular charges must be paid by MONEY ORDER made payable to ‘ The Embassy of Afghanistan in Ottawa ’. Payment by cash, personal cheques or bank transfer will not be accepted.
  • In case of multiple passports, or payment of return postal charges, a single money order, covering the total amount due, may be submitted.
  • Money order 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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Information

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.

Telephone:

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



Email:

consular@afghanemb-canada.net


Postal Address:

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

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