Afghanistan is a party to both the Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees (1951) and the Protocol Relating to the Status of Refugees (1967).
To learn more about reestablishing family ties in Afghanistan, you can visit the page of the International Red Crescent Society - https://familylinks.icrc.org/
Spouse visa. A spouse visa is granted to the spouse of an Afghan citizen who wishes to visit Afghanistan. Spouse visas are issued for three months with a single entry and a 30-day stay.
- A duly completed and signed visa application form
- One standard passport-size photograph
- Valid passport
- Address Confirmation
- Photocopy of Afghan partner's passport or Tazkera (official identification document of an Afghan citizen)
- Marriage certificate or birth certificate of the child with the names of both parents (if available)
- The applicant's statement describes the purpose of the trip.
Note: The application must also state that the applicant is aware of the risks involved in traveling to Afghanistan.
- Invitation letter from Afghanistan (if applicable)
A spousal visa is exempt from the fee, provided all documents are submitted. In the absence of documents (no marriage certificate or birth certificate), the applicant can apply for an exit/tourist visa. The validity period of the visa starts from the date of issue.
One-time visa, valid for three months with a 30-day stay. Processing time is five working days.
ACQUISITION OF CITIZENSHIP
Citizenship in Afghanistan is acquired in two ways
- Children born anywhere with at least one parent being a citizen of Afghanistan;
- Children born in Afghanistan to foreign parents who permanently reside in Afghanistan and acquire Afghan citizenship upon reaching the age of majority if they have not chosen foreign citizenship within six months after reaching the age of eighteen;
- Children whose parents are unknown or whose parents are stateless or of unknown nationality.
Foreigners and stateless persons can apply for Afghan citizenship through naturalization. The general requirements are that applicants are of legal age, have no criminal record in Afghanistan, and have lived in the country for at least five years. Individuals who may harm national security may be rejected. In addition, the citizenship law does not allow adopted children to acquire citizenship through their adoptive parents.
Acquisition of citizenship by a child
Suppose at the time of the child's birth, one of the parents has citizenship of Afghanistan, and the other has citizenship of another country. In that case, the child is considered a citizen of Afghanistan under the following conditions:
- If the child was born in the territory of Afghanistan
- If the child was born outside the territory of Afghanistan, but one of their parents permanently resides in Afghanistan.
- If the child is born outside the territory of Afghanistan and the parents also live outside the territory of Afghanistan, and the parents choose Afghan citizenship for the child by mutual consent.
- Children under 18 of those parents who accept Afghan citizenship also become Afghan citizens.
- Children over 18 living outside of Afghanistan whose parents have acquired Afghan citizenship may apply for Afghan citizenship and be granted citizenship.
If a foreigner marries an Afghan citizen under Islamic Sharia law, their Afghan citizenship can be approved without a review after forwarding an application for Afghan citizenship.
Anyone who renounces Afghan citizenship must sell his real estate within the country. If he does not sell his property within one year of the approval of their request to renounce their citizenship, their property and assets will be sold and the money will be paid to them.
An Afghan citizen who has illegally acquired foreign citizenship does not lose his Afghan nationality but cannot benefit from the privilege of non-extradition to a foreign state and under the protection of Afghanistan.
Antiguanz Expats in Afghanistan
The simultaneous stay of visitors in the hotel lobby not more than one person per 10 square meters of serviceable area is allowed.
Persons can visit hotels and stay there (outside hotel room) only if they wear respirator or face mask (including homemade mask), so that the nose and mouth are covered.
Hotel guests are obliged to keep the 1.5 meters distance.
Online check-in making in advance is recommended to avoid queues at check-in to hotel.
Meals in hotels are provided through meals delivery service to rooms upon prior order or at hotel restaurants situated inside or in open areas, provided the distance of at least 1.5 meters between seats at adjacent tables.
Not more than 4 clients are allowed to stay at the table (excluding children under 14 years old). Unless these tables are separated by a special partition;
Self-serve is not allowed.