The Embassy of Afghanistan in Oslo issues visas to individuals residing in, and applying from Norway, Denmark and Iceland. Due to regulatory constraints, we can only issue single entry visas valid for a one-month stay. Those wishing to stay longer in Afghanistan can apply to the Consular Section of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Kabul for an extension of their visa.
Under exceptional circumstances, double and multiple entry visas for a period of up to three months can be issued to holders of diplomatic passports, members of the armed forces from the above countries and government employees traveling on official visits, provided that compelling reasons are presented.
Applications for visas can be made by post or in person. Applications will be processed in order of their receipt by the Consular Section. Applications that are incomplete or missing necessary documentation will not be processed.
Checklist of Requirements
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. Visa application forms can be downloaded under the application forms section in the main menu. NOTE: Every application must include a telephone number.
- The applicant’s passport (passports must have at least six months validity period left).
- Two standard passport size photos, affixed to the appropriate box on the application form (photos must be identical, recent, colour on white background, taken directly off the face and show both ears).
- Documents verifying your current address in Norway or other Nordic countries, such as utility bills, municipal papers, etc.
- Applicants traveling for employment or business purposes must provide documentation from their present or prospective employer, or other organisation concerned verifying purpose of visit. The relevant organization must obtain a MoFA reference number from the Consular Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Afghanistan before applying for their visa at the Embassy in Norway.
- Visa processing fee (see the fees table below)
- Return registered postal cost as specified in the price table below (applicants from Norway may provide a registered, self-addressed return envelop instead of paying the return postage cost).
The payment is not refunded even when the application is rejected. Grant or refusal of the visa is at the sole discretion of the embassy.
(including 2 Euro bank charge in Norway)
|One month single entry visa||97 EUR + 22 EUR postage costs will apply in case of application via post.|
|Tourist visa/Visit visa||78 EUR + 22 EUR postage costs will apply in case of application via post.|
|Any visas for diplomatic & service passport holders||Free of charge + 22 EUR postage costs will apply in case of application via post.|
|Any visas for state employees & members of armed forces traveling for official reason who do not hold diplomatic or service passports||Free of charge
(Subject to Reciprocal State Practice Principle) + 22 EUR postage costs will apply in case of application via post.
|Entry permit for travelers of Afghan descent traveling on non-Afghan passports||11 EUR + 22 EUR postage costs will apply in case of application via post.|
|Permanent employees of the United Nations, the Red Cross and certain other inter-governmental bodies||Free of charge (The applicant must hold a UN or Red Cross passport) +22 EUR postage costs will apply in case of application via post.|
|Return postage cost through the Nordic Region including inside Norway||22 EUR
(for up to five passports)
(for more than five passports)
All consular charges are only payable in Euros. Payment in any other currency will not be accepted.
Consular charges can be paid by by bank card at the Consular section or bank transfer to the bank account of the Embassy of Afghanistan, Oslo.
Applicants who are applying in person at the Embassy can also pay by credit/ debit card upon applying.
Payments in cash, bank cheques are not accepted under any circumstances.
All payments must cover the total amount that is payable to the Embassy, including the relevant fee, bank charges and any postal cost, if applicable. The payment must be received by the Embassy together with your application form.
Applying via Post
All postal applications must be sent by registered mail to the following address:
Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan in Oslo
Gange-Rolvs gate 5
The Embassy will not take any responsibility for loss of documents which are not sent by registered mail.
Applicants in Norway may enclose a registered, self-addressed return envelope or enclose the necessary amount (as specified in the price table above) to cover the cost of return postage. Due to incompatibility of cross country postal systems, applicants from Denmark or Iceland cannot send a return envelope and are, therefore, required to enclose postage cost payment as appropriate.
Express mail such as DHL or TNT can be arranged by the applicant.
Applying in Person
Applicants may apply in person by visiting the Consular Section of the Embassy (see address above) during the section’s official opening hours, which are as follows:
Monday through Friday from 9 am to 1 pm. The Consular Section is closed outside these hours as well as on Saturdays and Sundays.
View Embassy address on a map.
After the completed application is received at the Consular Section, the applicants will be asked to return on a specified day and time to pick up their visas endorsed on their passport(s). Those applying in person can request for their passports to be returned to them by post, in which case the applicants will be required to present a registered, self-addressed return envelope or the payment to cover postage cost.
Express mail such as DHL or TNT can be arranged by the applicant.
After the Embassy has received completed application(s) with all the necessary documents and payments, visa will be issued within fifteen to twenty five working days.
Applicants applying by post, especially those from Denmark or Iceland, must take into consideration that it takes five working days for their registered documents to reach us and five days for them to receive the documents back from us. Therefore, applicants are requested to avoid making any travel arrangements before obtaining their visas. The Embassy will not accept any responsibility for delay in obtaining your visas or changes in your travel plans.
Return of Original Documents
All original documents submitted as part of visa application will be returned to the applicant after the due process.
Ready to apply?
If you have read the information given above and are ready to apply, please download a visa application form from “Application Forms”:
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 9 am to 1 pm).
Telephone: (+47) 22 12 35 70
Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan
Gange Rolvs gate 5