Travel with an Afghanistan passport

Afghan passport ranks 112th place in the global passport ranking. It is the lowest-ranking passport in the world.

Still, there are 3 Afghanistan passport visa-free countries - Dominica, Haiti, and Indonesia.

Afghan citizens can get a visa on arrival in 18 countries. They are also eligible to get online visas for 13 countries.

Overall, in order to travel to most countries, Afghans should attend an embassy or consulate in person.

Afghan citizenship can be acquired by birth or naturalization.

Visa-free travel can be a great experience for Afghan citizens

Seeing and exploring new places is an amazing experience that everyone should have.

With visa-free travel, you can do it easily without having to worry about getting a visa in advance. You're free to explore new places and enjoy sights you wouldn't otherwise have an opportunity to see.

One of the best things about visa-free countries is that they allow you to meet people from different cultures and backgrounds. You can learn about their customs and traditions and get to know them on a personal level.

How to get Afghanistan citizenship and apply for a passport 

Citizenship in Afghanistan can be acquired by birth to an Afghan or through naturalization.

Naturalization is a way to get Afghan citizenship for foreigners and stateless persons. General requirements are that applicants must be of legal majority, have no criminal history in Afghanistan, and have resided within the country for at least five years.

If an applicant may potentially harm, national security can be rejected.

To apply for a passport, a person should go to the Passport Department and present an Afghan ID card, application letter, four passport size photos, Passport Department form, and cover the passport fee.

The benefits of visa-free countries for Afghan passport holders

One who has access to countries without a visa is a happy person, as visa-free travel grants many great benefits:

  • it considerably saves your time as you won't spend any extra minute on applying for a visa;
  • as you don't fill out the form, you don't share your confidential data;
  • you also save your money as you don't have to cover the visa fee or waste money on travel to an embassy;
  • you are able to extend your trip, add more stops and visit more destinations overall;
  • you are not stressed, as you don't have to worry about visa requirements.

3 countries where Afghan passport holders don't need a visa

Afghanistan passport visa-free countries

  • Dominica
  • Haiti
  • Indonesia

Also, Afghan passport holders can get an on-arrival visa in 18 countries. 13 countries issue electronic visas to Afghan citizens.

Visa on arrival countries

  • Bangladesh
  • Cambodia
  • Cape Verde
  • Comoros
  • Guinea-Bissau
  • Madagascar
  • Maldives
  • Mauritania
  • Mozambique
  • Palau
  • Rwanda
  • Samoa
  • Senegal
  • Seychelles
  • Somalia
  • Timor-Leste
  • Togo
  • Tuvalu
  •  Uganda

Electronic visa countries

  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Benin
  • Djibouti
  • Ethiopia
  • Gabon
  • India
  • Kenya
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • South Sudan
  • Suriname
  • Uganda
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe


How to check if your destination is a visa-free country?

Check the visa-free countries list to see if your destination is present there. Note that requirements can change with time, so consider contacting an embassy for updated information.

What's next if your destination is not a visa-free country?

If your destination requires a visa, you should find out which types you are eligible for and choose the one you prefer - an electronic visa, a visa on arrival, or a regular visa.

Advice for trips to non-visa-free countries

If you are a perfectionist and want to ensure your travel goes without any issues or worries, even when you're heading to a non-visa-free country, follow these helpful tips:

  • apply for a visa way in advance to have an approved document on time for your travel even if there are some delays;
  • consider the easiest option to get a visa - apply for it online, as it will save you from attending an embassy and related paperwork;
  • check your passport: it must be valid for at least six months and contain spare space;
  • make paper copies of your documents just in case, even if it's not required.

Why should you check the different visa requirements of each country before traveling?

Before traveling, you should thoroughly check the visa requirements, as you want to avoid all kinds of misfortunes - whether it's being entry-denied, having to pay additional money, being fined, or even being deported from a country.

As you can see, the range of consequences can vary from spending more money and botching your trip to having real problems with the law.

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