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Gov’t Launches ‘Business Visa Upon Arrival’ Facility at Kabul Airport

(Last Updated On: February 19, 2018)

The government for the first time has launched ‘Business Visa Upon Arrival’ facility for foreign businessmen, as a way to encourage foreign investment in the country.

An American investor, Breit Dalton, who received the visa through the ‘Business Visa Upon Arrival’ facility on Monday, said: “It is a great step forward for Afghanistan. It is similar to what I have experienced in other countries throughout the region, so this is a very good step.”

“Lots of opportunities here [in Afghanistan], and it is interesting to explore all of them,” he added.

 Foreign businessmen can get visa for maximum stay up to three years upon arrival in Hamid Karzai International Airport.

“The initiative comes as part of the businessmen’s’ request from the government of Afghanistan to facilitate their documents’ procedures for investment in the country,” said Sameer Rasa, Head of Public Relation Office of Senior Advisor to the President in Banking and Finance.

Insecurity and instability are the most serious challenges facing Afghanistan which make hard for any foreign investment and other activities to help Kabul improve its economy which has huge capacities for boosting.

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