Afghanistan Civil Documents Explained

The following link from the US State department’s website includes information and explanation about obtaining various Afghanistan civil documents including Marriage certificates, divorce certificates, military records, prison records, getting passport and tazkira, etc. *** Special Notes *** You do not need Afghanistan, India, Iran or Pakistan police ūüĎģ certificate. For Afghanistan birth certificate, use tazkira with English translation. Everyone in …

Sharp is Hiring

The Sharp company is hiring both¬†sales and tech openings in Pleasanton, San Francisco, San Jose, and Roseville (Sacramento area). Apply for the positions by attending the recruitment interview event on Wednesday, June 13, 2018. Recruiting event address: Sharp Business System 5700 Stoneridge Drive, Pleasanton, CA¬†94588 Time:¬†Arrive¬†anytime¬†between 4:00pm – 6:30pm   Book your interview reservation here:¬†http://events.sharp-sbs.com/recruit-sf/ICIMS   Recommendations: Wear business professional …

Rent Prices in Washington DC

The following is average rental prices for apartments in Washington DC area. When deciding on location to choose for living, some of our Afghans mistakenly choose very expensive areas such as Washington DC. I always urge all SIV friends to do their full research choosing a suitable location to live in the United States. For more information, visit: https://www.rentcafe.com/average-rent-market-trends/us/dc/washington/

How to find Saharee and Iftar times in your area?

Do you know when is Saharee (Suhoor) and Iftar times in your local area? No worries! Use IslamicFinder website to print your Ramadan 2018 calendar by visiting: https://www.islamicfinder.org/ramadan-calendar/ You can also see Saharee and iftar time for today here.   Don’t forget to share this post and get good deeds!

Sacramento 2018 Ramadan Timesheet

Ramadan (Ramazan) Mubarak! The 2018 Ramadan timesheet for the Sacramento, California area has been published. Please share this with your friends in the region. Note: This prayer timesheet is only accurate for the Sacramento region. For other regions, ask your local mosque for your area’s information or visit: https://www.islamicfinder.org/ramadan-calendar/ Download PDF version for printing:¬†Sacramento 2018 Ramadan Timesheet – PDF For …

Ramadan starts Wednesday, May 16, 2018

The Fiqh Council of North America is a trusted source that sets the Ramadan dates for North American countries based on astronomical moon calculations. The first day of Ramadan 1439 is on Wednesday, May 16, 2018, insha’Allah. First Tarawih prayer will be on Tuesday night. Eid ul-Fitr 1439 AH will be on Friday, June 15, 2018, insha’Allah.  For more information, visit: http://www.isna.net/ramadan-1439-2018/

How to deal with racist behavior

As the Afghan SIV community in the United States continues to grow, it is important to discuss that they might be confronted by certain racist individuals and find themselves on the receiving end of racial insults. First most, your own safety is very important. Do not physically engage the racist individual unless you feel physically threatened or need to defend …

Afghan SIV Programs Explained

Afghans can apply for two different SIV programs. One is for translators and interpreters who worked for or on behalf of the U.S. government and is limited to 50 principal applicant visas each year. More information on this program can be found here:¬†http://ow.ly/G7AS30ibDJB. The second program is for Afghans who have worked for or on behalf of the U.S. government …

Preparation advice for new life in America

I had a Afghan interpreter guest last night from Los Angeles. He wanted to pass the following short advice to those waiting in Afghanistan for their visa and how to better prepare themselves for new life in America. 1. Work on improving your English skills. Learn to write and speak English at professional level as much as possible. Continue taking …