Visas for Afghan Nationals Visas for Afghan Nationals

Embassy of India

Washington DC

Visas for Afghan Nationals

          In view of the recent developments in Afghanistan, Government of India has introduced a special sub-category of ‘e-Emergency X-Misc. Visa’for Afghan nationals wishing to travel to India. The visa applicationcan be made online at The applicant will be required to upload copies of passport and National Identity Card of Afghanistan (Tazkira), which are mandatory, as well as proof of residence in Afghanistan (optional) and any proof of employment/occupation in Afghanistan (optional).

  1. In addition, Government of India has decided that with immediate effect previously issued physical visas to all Afghan nationals, who are presently not in India, stand invalidated. All Afghan nationals are advised to apply for ‘e-Emergency X-Misc. Visas’ as mentioned above.
  1. Afghan nationals who travel to India on the basis of this new ‘e-Emergency X-Misc. Visa’ will need to mandatorily register themselves with the nearest FRRO/FRO within 7 days of arrival in India. If they move subsequently to another location in India, they will need to again mandatorily register with FRRO/FRO there.


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