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Afghanistan Visa

Hi all,

it’s been more than six weeks since I applied for a visa at the Afghan embassy in Berlin. My paperwork is all in order I’ve been told by the embassy staff; as far as they’re concerned I’m good to go.

They said the reason why I wasn’t given a visa yet was that they were still waiting for a response from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) in Kabul. Whatever the problem is, I’m still without a visa and I need to get to the bottom of this.

When I called the numbers I found on the MFA website I was told I had to show up in person to get an update on status of my application. Catch-22.

So if any of you have a contact at the MFA consular section and be willing to forward it to me via DM or email that would be much appreciated.

Thank you for your support.


by Simon Klingert at 2013-09-07 11:49:39 UTC | Bookmark | | Report spam→

Hey, Simon, I don’t think it’s a problem with the MFA. You should go in person to the Afghan Embassy in Berlin. I did that in Sofia, Bulgaria (since we don’t have an Afghan embassy in Romania) and I got the visa in 2 hours!
Just pay the visa tax and go with your papers (including a press ID) and I guess everything will be just fine. Usually it shouldn’t be that long…
Good luck and keep us posted!

by Florin Ghioca | 09 Sep 2013 15:09 | Bucharest, Romania | | Report spam→
fyi: NYC consulate has always been easy – turnaround time 1-3 days. Dubai consulate does same day visas.

by teru kuwayama | 10 Sep 2013 17:09 | Camp Leatherneck, Afghanistan | | Report spam→

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