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Afghan tourist visa in Dubai

Postby jimmycambodia » Wed Mar 15, 2017 10:15 am

Hello,

Does anyone have recent experience with getting the visa in Dubai?

I am planning to go to Kabul, Bamyan and Mazar to visit a friend. He is Afghan and will travel with me the whole time. He has also written me an invitation letter.

Can someone with recent experience, preferably 2017, detail what is required for the visa and how long it takes?

Thanks very much,

Jimmy.
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Re: Afghan tourist visa in Dubai

Postby jimmycambodia » Thu Mar 16, 2017 7:29 am

Some further information, I contacted the embassy in Abu Dhabi, and was told it is not possible to get a tourist visa unless you are a resident of Dubai.

I was told to get the visa at the embassy in my home country.

Can anyone please advise if this is correct?

Thank you.

James.
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Re: Afghan tourist visa in Dubai

Postby SPR11 » Thu Mar 16, 2017 7:40 am

Different embassies, different rules. There's no distinct policy that you need to get an Afghan visa in your home country. I got mine in Kyrgyzstan, for instance.
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Re: Afghan tourist visa in Dubai

Postby steven » Thu Mar 16, 2017 8:18 am

Most people get it in Khorog
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Re: Afghan tourist visa in Dubai

Postby jimmycambodia » Mon Apr 10, 2017 2:38 pm

Hi all,

So I was going to try and get the visa in Kuala Lumpur after the Embassy in Abu Dhabi told me it was not possible to get the visa in Dubai. I gave up on KL after being told different things numerous times by the same man. So came to Dubai anyway and low and behold, got the visa easily in one day. Got there at 10:30, waited for the Consul General to arrive, handed it directly to him, picked it up in the afternoon. He barely even looked at my documents and asked me zero questions. No interview either.

The documents I did have were:

1. Letter of invitation from my friend in Afghanistan, signed.
2. Booking confirmation for a hotel in Bamiyan.
3. Personal statement from myself saying I understand the risks of going there.
4. Passport photo (1)
5. Copy of passport
6. Visa application form.

It was very easy, if not a little chaotic.

Hope this is useful for everyone else hoping to go.

Thanks!
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