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Embassy of the United States in Kabul, Afghanistan

Embassy of the United States in Kabul, Afghanistan is currently closed!

The U.S. Embassy in Kabul suspended operations on August 31, 2021.


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Common Visa Types

Citizens of qualified countries may be able to travel to United States without a visa. The most common types of United States visas are the following.

  • Nonimmigrant Visas
    • Business/Tourist visa
    • Work visa
    • Student visa
    • Exchange visitor visa
    • Transit/Ship crew visa
    • Religious worker visa
    • Domestic employee visa
    • Journalist and media visa
    • Treaty traders and treaty investors visa
  • Immigrant Visas
    • Family-based immigration
    • Fiancé(e) visa (K-1)
    • Religious workers visa
    • Employment-based immigration
    • Diversity visa (DV)
    • Returning resident visa (SB-1)

Diplomatic missions of United States in neighbouring countries/regions of Afghanistan:

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Quick Facts

  • U.S. Recognition: 1921
  • Establishment of Diplomatic Relations: 1935
  • Closure of the American Embassy in Afghanistan: 1989
  • Re-opening of the American Embassy in Afghanistan: 2002
  • First ambassador: William Harrison Hornibrook
  • Suspended operations on August 31, 2021

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This page was last edited on 19 February 2023 at 01:32 PM (EST).