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:

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: 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: 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:

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: 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 …

Additional Information – IV Sample Form (Interview day)

Following sample is for the additional information requested by the US Embassy Kabul before interview. If you are waiting to be interviewed, then please fill out this questionnaire and have it ready in advance. Note: Always follow official US embassy or NVC instructions! PDF sample version: Additional-Information (PDF version) Microsoft Word sample version: Additional-Information (MS Word version)