Visas by Country

The visa information section only includes information from official government sites. It is not an exhaustive list of countries.

Please note – phone numbers and email addresses may be updated on official government sites. We strongly encourage individuals to check information directly at the government sites provided. 

Australia

The Australian Department of Home Affairs includes information on Afghan locally engaged employees, family visas and citizenship, Afghan visa holders currently in Australia and Family reunion for family members of Temporary Protection Visa (TPV) /Safe Haven Enterprise Visa (SHEV) visa holders in Australia.

Afghans, currently outside of Australia, and wanting to apply for a refugee visa to Australia can refer to the Australian Government Department of Home Affairs website for information. The visa subcategories are:

Refugee (subclass 200) for people who the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has referred to Australia for resettlement;

In-country Special Humanitarian (subclass 201) for people who are still living in their country and have been unable to leave.

A person may be eligible to apply for a Global Special Humanitarian (subclass 202) visa – refer to the Australian Department of Home Affairs website for information on eligibility and this visa.

Emergency Rescue (subclass 203) for people who the UNHCR has referred to Australia as they are in immediate danger

Woman at Risk (subclass 204) for women who do not have the protection of a partner or a relative and are in danger of victimisation.

The Australia protection visa form can be submitted online here

Canada

Canada expands its resettlement program (general information)

Supporting Afghan nationals: How the special programs work

India

For Afghan nationals: visa services will continue through an e-Emergency visa facility, which has been extended to Afghan nationals. This can be accessed through our e-visa portal at https://indianvisaonline.gov.in/evisa/Registration

United Kingdom

The UK Home Office blog highlights the response to providing protection for vulnerable people fleeing Afghanistan through several routes shown here. It also shows information on  supporting the repatriation of British citizens and their family members. 

The UK will resettle 5000 Afghan nationals who are at risk due to the current crisis, in its first year. This resettlement scheme will be kept under further review for future years, with up to a total of 20,000 in the long-term. Click here to read more. 

The UK has an Afghan Relocations and Assistance Policy (ARAP) for current or former locally Afghan employed staff. Full details of the scheme can be found here.

  • A UK Factsheet for the Afghan Relocations and Assistance Policy (ARAP) can be found here. 
  • Ministry of Defence can be contacted for advice at localstaff-afghanistan@mod.gov.uk or on or on +44 (0) 792 907 303 – information found here.

 

United States of America

The United States Priority 2 (P-2) designation grants US Refugee Admissions Program (USRAP) access for certain Afghan nationals and their eligible family members. Click here for the United States. Priority 2 (P-2) webpage.

See the Refugee Processing Centre web page.

The Refugee Processing Center provides information for Afghan Nationals regarding Priority 2 referrals which includes: