Here is the answer to How do Nepalis enter Afghanistan?

KATHMANDU: The government of Nepal usually does not give labour permits to Afghanistan. But, thousands of Nepalis enter Afghanistan legally or illegally every year.

Among the 110 countries, the Department of Foreign Employment has not been giving labour permits to Afghanistan, Libya and Iraq. Afghanistan tops the list. The question arises again, how Nepalis are entering Afghanistan.

According to the Department of Foreign Employment, only 1500 Nepalis have gone to Afghanistan in a legal way.  

It has been assumed that more than 10,000 Nepalis are currently working in Afghanistan.

Krishna Prasad Khawadi, Director General of the Department of Foreign Employment, said that the government has been giving labour permits to those who have returned to Nepal after working in Afghanistan.

Nepal has not given labour permits to those who apply for a job in Afghanistan for the first time, he said.

Khawadi said that the department has also been urging Nepalis who have returned from Afghanistan to not reenter the country due to the deteriorating security situation.  

The Nepalis who have gone to Dubai from Nepal to work, whoever, have been found going to Afghanistan to work in UN and other projects.

He said that there are many instances of Nepalis bringing demand letters when they come to Nepal from Afghanistan. The Department has been giving labor permits on the basis of the same demand letter.

Khawadi said that the demand letter mentions the name of the company, seal, and the location of the company. It has been found that the Nepalis spend around 300,000 to 500,000 to go to Afghanistan.

Meanwhile, according to sources, Nepalis who have gone to Dubai for employment have been going to Afghanistan legally after getting labor permits from the companies in Dubai.  

The source said that the Nepalis go to Afghanistan for employment through agents. The agents send them first to Dubai and then to Afghanistan. The agents keep them for a few days in Dubai and send them to Afghanistan.



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