Help for refugees and asylum seekers

On this page you will find information about how to apply for asylum in Afghanistan. If you can’t find what you’re looking for here, please contact us.

How can I apply for Asylum?  

If you are a foreigner seeking to apply for asylum and register with UNHCR, please email us at [email protected] with your contact information. You will be contacted at a later time with more information and guidance. If you are unable to make phone calls, you may visit us during our designated reception times.

Reception times

If you are a refugee or asylum seeker and would like to meet with our staff to discuss your concerns or get information, UNHCR can be reached at the ICON Compound in Kabul. To access the reception area, please follow the instructions at the gate.

Reception hours are Monday and Wednesday from 8:30am to 12:30pm. Please note that we are unable to accommodate walk-ins or appointments outside of these specified times. Thank you for your understanding.