4,000 Visa Clarification

This post attempts to provide better clarification on a viral Senate letter being shared on SIV group pages. Many Afghans have mistakenly come to the conclusion that the letter means 4,000 additional visas have been approved and finalized for the Afghan SIV program. Unfortunately, this is not correct.  So what does it mean? Let’s examine the letter first on the …

California Driving Handbook in English and Farsi

The California Driving Handbook in English and Farsi version has been made available for download at these links: English version: California Driver Handbook – English Farsi version: California Driver Handbook – Farsi Download California DMV Farsi sample tests here: http://www.dmvtestinfarsi.com For Virginia Driving Handbook in Dari, visit: Virginia Driving Handbook – Dari Note: These driving handbooks are valid only for the state of California and Virginia. If …

Adding Newborn Child to SIV Case

Please email Kabuliv@state.gov to request adding your newborn child to your SIV case. In the email include following items: Child’s birth certificate (translated and original tazkira). Child’s Afghan electronic passport copy. Principal applicant’s full name, date of birth and case number. Email template: To: Kabuliv@state.gov Subject: Mustafa Totakhail (Your full name), 03/01/1995 (your birthdate), KBL20174567890 (your case number) Email message: I am …

How Does a Bill Become a Law?


Many people are unaware about the process a bill goes through in the US Congress to get passed and become a law. Knowing this process will help Afghans understand the process SIV and immigration bills must go through, how it passes and why it fails sometimes.

The process is explained in the info-graphic and video below. Make sure to watch the video. As always, don’t forget to share this post!


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How to ask for SIV help?

This post is written to help facilitate faster response and help for Afghans seeking SIV assistance and answers. Often times, people are sending incomplete Facebook messages to either Mustafa AfghanRefugee or Afghan Refugee Facebook pages that are not helpful and does not allow fast response. Following is a typical chat transcript. SIV applicant: Salam lala Mustafa, Khob asti? Yak sawal dashtum. …

Adding Spouse to SIV case after immigrating to USA

A commonly asked question is whether single SIV applicants that get married after arriving to USA can add their spouse from Afghanistan to their SIV case. The US Embassy Kabul has attempted to answer this question and reminds everyone to avoid using Nikah khats with fake marriage dates to make marriage appear to  have occured before the SIV applicant traveled …