Information on Afghanistan

The federal admission programme Afghanistan will be implemented gradually from 17 October 2022. As UNHCR is not involved in the implementation of the programme, applications and requests to UNHCR cannot be processed or forwarded. Detailed information on all aspects of the federal admission programme can be found on the programme website provided by the federal government.

IMPORTANT NOTE: UNHCR in Germany is not involved in visa procedures or evacuations from Afghanistan, and can only pass on information that we receive. This information is summarized below.

To contact UNHCR in Afghanistan, please refer to the information on our HELP website ( Information compiled by UNHCR offices in other countries can be accessed via UNHCR’s general HELP website ( UNHCR will continue to stay and deliver for the Afghan people. 

Local staff of German organisations and institutions who are still in Afghanistan should contact the Federal Foreign Office. Instructions on how to proceed and contact information can be found on the following website (

Information on the departure of particularly vulnerable or specifically persecuted persons who want to leave Afghanistan can also be found on the mentioned website of the Federal Foreign Office ( Information on programmes from other countries are compiled on UNHCR Afghanistan’s HELP website ( 

Persons with pending visa procedures for family reunification or with corresponding requests should remain in contact with the missions abroad where they applied for a visa or contact the closest German mission abroad.The Federal Foreign Office also provides information on visa applications on its website (