Are you looking for a place in Washington D.C. to obtain a tourist, business or contractor visa or other needed travel documents to go to Afghanistan? If so, you have come to the right place.

A1 Passport & Visa Express has helped countless individuals get the passports and visas they need to travel near and far.

Whether you need a professional passport picture taken, need help with translations or document authentication, A1 Passport & Visa Express can help you every step of the way.

Please see our services page for a look at all the different ways we help our valued customers.

If your occupation requires a great deal of international travel, keep in mind that we service businessmen and businesswomen from a wide range of industries, and serve as the go to place for many of them whenever they need a passport and visa applications and services in the Washington D.C. area.

For more information, please stop by our business or contact us at your convenience.

Step 1: Collect Documents

Tourist Visa


    • Original, signed U.S. passport, valid for at least 6 months and containing at least 1 blank visa page.


Proof of Travel

    • Copy of travel tickets or itinerary, showing round trip travel


A1 Order Form

Additional Requirements

  • Letter explaining your visit’s details and purpose as well as your intended activities while in Afghanistan

Business Visa


    • Original, signed U.S. passport – must be valid for at least 6 months containing at least 1 blank visa page.


Proof of Travel

    • Copy of round trip travel itinerary or tickets.

Proof of previous visa

    • A clear copy of previous visa issued if applicable


A1 Order Form

Company Letter

    • A company letter of intent and financial responsibility typed on the company’s stationery stating the following information (Sample):
      • Introducing the applicant, stating the applicant’s position with the company.
      • Purpose of trip and a brief description of type of duties to be performed
      • Name of company/contacts
      • Financial responsibility for the applicant including return airfare.
      • For Multiple Entries Visas, a request must be made in this company letter and it should be signed by one of the officers of the company.
      • Please address your letter to:
        • The Visa Section of the Embassy of Afghanistan

Additional Requirements

  • Journalists and the media must provide an introduction letter stating their purpose, length of stay, and what they intend to do in Afghanistan. (Media journalists need to contact Press Office of the Directorate of Media Relations, Ministry of Foreign Affairs:
    • Char-rah e Malik Asghar
      Shah Mahmood Ghazi Wat
      Kabul, Afghanistan

Step 2: Fees

A-1 Service Fee:

$95.00 per visa

$195.00 Rush service fee (if agreed by the consulate office)

Consular Fee:

$160.00 per Visa – Single entry
$360.00 per Visa – for U.S. government and military contractors


$5 fee will be charged to you for obtaining a money order for processing this visa

Return Shipping Fees

Priority Overnight$351-3 Passports
Priority Overnight$554+ Passports
Saturday Delivery$75+ depending on destination zip1-3 Passports

Please note that the above charges may be slightly higher for some states. Your receipt should indicate the fee differences. The above rates apply to most of the contiguous 48 United States. Higher rates apply to Alaska, Puerto Rico, Hawaii and US Virgin Islands.

Calculate: Consular Fee + A1 Service Fee + Shipping = Total Due



Step 3: Shipping

Please forward the completed requirements detailed above to:

A-1 Passport & Visa Express,
1012 14th St NW, #630
Washington D.C. 20005

Your documents will be hand-carried to the consulate and usually takes 2-7 business days