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Labor Laws in Afghanistan

  • Annual Leave: 20 days recreational and 10 days essential leave
  • Maternity Leave: 90 days
  • Public Holidays: 11
  • Workweek: 8 hours per day.
  • Overtime: Must not exceed 4 hours a day.

Income Tax in Afghanistan

Residents and non-residents are taxed at progressive income tax rates ranging from 0% to 20%.

Value Added Tax (VAT) in Afghanistan

The standard VAT rate is 10%.

Social Security in Afghanistan

Employees in private-sector establishments, cooperatives, social organizations, joint enterprises, and government are covered.

Employees pay 3% towards social insurance programs. 

Work Visas Afghanistan

Here is a selection of criteria required for work visas in Afghanistan, download our guide for an extensive breakdown.

Currently, the standard visa processing time is 5–7 business days but this may vary on an individual basis. 

The different types of work visas available in Afghanistan are:

  • Official Visa
  • Business Visa
  • Working Entry Visa

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