The International Refugee Assistance Project (IRAP) organization has written a guide that provides general information for the Afghan SIV applicants who entered the U.S. on a visa or with parole status. It gives information about applying for Adjustment of Status (AOS) on form I-485 from inside the United States. This is also known as applying for a green card.
This IRAP guide is not for the SIV applicants outside the United States. It does not provide information for SIV applicants outside the United States.
To read the IRAP guide, click on the English, Farsi or Pashto language version link:
- English version guide to apply for green card: https://support.iraplegalinfo.org/hc/en-us/articles/4411775555220-I-am-an-Afghan-SIV-applicant-inside-the-United-States-How-do-I-apply-to-get-a-green-card-lawful-permanent-residence-
- Farsi version guide to apply for green card: https://support.iraplegalinfo.org/hc/fa/articles/4411775555220-من-درخواست-کننده-ویزه-خاص-مهاجرت-در-داخل-ایالات-متحده-هستم-چگونه-میتوانم-برای-دریافت-گرین-کارت-اقامت-قانونی-دایمی-درخواست-نمایم-
- Pashto version guide to apply for green card: https://support.iraplegalinfo.org/hc/ps/articles/4411775555220-زه-په-متحده-ایالاتو-کې-دننه-د-کډوالۍ-ځانګړې-ویزې-غوښتونکی-یم-څرنګه-کولی-شم-د-ګرین-کارت-دایمي-قانوني-استوګنې-غوښتنه-وکړم-
Important Note: It is strongly encouraged and recommended to talk with a licensed Immigration Lawyer to get help with applying for the Green Card using Form i-485. Submitting an incorrect, false or misleading Form i-485 can have serious consequences, including up to deportation from the United States. Please talk with a licensed Immigration Lawyer to help with your application.
If you are an Afghan inside the United States and need more information, please visit the USCIS webpage:
Information For Afghans: https://www.uscis.gov/humanitarian/information-for-afghans