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Welcome to Australia’s Interim Mission to Afghanistan

Australia established the Interim Mission to Afghanistan following the closure of the Australian Embassy in Kabul on 28 May 2021. Working to Australia's Special Representative on Afghanistan, Mr Glenn Miles, the Interim Mission currently manages Australia's interests in Afghanistan from Doha, where it operates out of the Australian Embassy to Qatar.

Passport and consular services are not currently available through the Interim Mission to Afghanistan. For urgent passport or consular enquiries please call the Consular Emergency Centre in Canberra on +61 2 6261 3305.

Thank you for visiting our website and we hope it provides you with the information you seek.


Visas and Citizenship

Applications for visas and citizenship are processed by the Department of Home Affairs, in Canberra. Australia's Interim Mission to Afghanistan does not process your applications.

Australia's Department of Home Affairs is working to ensure that visa options continue to be available to Afghan nationals, both within Afghanistan and those displaced from their home country, through Australia's long-standing Humanitarian and Migration Programs.

If you are in Afghanistan, or you are an Afghan national, and need to enquire about a visa or citizenship application please contact +61 2 6196 0196 or visit the Home Affairs refugee and humanitarian visa website. Further help and support can be found at the Home Affairs page on Afghanistan.


Travel Advice

Smartraveller has the latest, authoritative travel advice on safety and security in Afghanistan. Australians in or considering travel to Afghanistan should follow the advice and subscribe to receive travel advice updates - by simply supplying your name and email address – straight to your inbox.

You can now also subscribe to the new SMS service - by supplying your mobile number – to receive critical alerts in the event of a crisis.

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We are aware of a fraudulent e-mail being distributed within Afghanistan claiming that the recipient has been selected for an Australian Government Family Resettlement Program.

This e-mail is not genuine and it is recommended that people not respond to the e-mail address referred to.


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