Report of Afghan SIV Program – July 2018

The latest quarterly Afghan SIV report has been published for July 2018. The following is a summarized version of the official report. The full official report can be found at: Report of Afghan SIV Program – July 2018

Visas Issued

In Fiscal Year 2017 ( October 1, 2016 to September 30, 2017), US State Department issued:

  • 4,120 principal applicant visas.
  • 12,050 family member visas
  • Total: 16,170 visas issued.

As of June 30, 2018, the Department of State has issued 10,705 out of the 14,500 SIVs to Afghan principal applicants.

14,500 – 10,705 = 3,795 visas remaining as of June 30, 2018. 

Average Wait Times

Please open and read the official Report of Afghan SIV Program – July 2018 for average wait times.

Applications Pending at Each Stage of the SIV Application Process as of June 2018

  • 7,977 principal applicants had COM applications pending at NVC and waiting for COM approval.
  • 184 principal applicants had Form I-360 petitions pending with USCIS and waiting for CON approval.
  • 2,094 principal applicants and 8,558 family members were waiting scheduling for visa interviews.
  • 700 principal applicants and 165 family members were undergoing administrative processing.

Total Principal applicants in SIV program: 10,955

Total visas remaining: 3,795

Visa Shortage, for everyone to get issued

10,955 principal applicants – 3,795 visas remaining = 7,160 more visas needed!

As you can see from the above numbers, almost 8,000 applicants waiting for COM approval along with 2,100 for visa interview and 700 for administrative processing, these large ques are causing big delays for everyone’s case to be processed. Thus is it very important to have patience and avoid comparing your case with other applicant’s processing speed.

For more answers, visit: Frequently Asked Questions page.

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