How to Request Congressional Inquiry for SIV Case

This is a quick guide on how to start a congressional inquiry for your SIV case. Share this post with your American friends, supervisors and other Afghans living in USA wanting to help your case. CONGRESSIONAL INQUIRIES Why do I want one? How do I start one? A Congressional inquiry is a request made on the SIV applicant’s behalf regarding …

SIV Resettlement Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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Dari and Pashtu translations are provided for your convenience. Scroll to bottom. ترجمه دری و پښتو در زیر ارائه شده است Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) About Resettlement Benefits for Iraqi and Afghan Recipients of Special Immigrant Visas (SIVs) Q: I am an Afghan/Iraqi SIV recipient. Am I eligible for any resettlement benefits? A: Afghan and Iraqi SIV recipients are eligible …

SIV Questions Answered by US Embassy Kabul

1. I have applied for Chief of Mission (COM) approval for the Special Immigrant Visa (SIV) program but I have not yet received any notice about my application. What is the status of my application? If you have applied for Chief of Mission (COM) approval, you will need to wait until COM makes a determination on your application. In the …

CEAC Website Not Working

Update: CEAC website has been fixed as of Oct. 1, 2019 The US State Department has published a technical notice acknowledging the technical issue preventing applicants from accessing the site. Please continue to have patience and try again later every 24 hours as the CEAC website recovers to fully operational status. Source: https://ceac.state.gov/CTRAC/Maintenance.aspx

How to Contact US Embassy Kabul?

Afghan SIV applicants wishing to contact US Embassy Kabul for their case inquiry can submit inquiry requests using the new Online Inquiry Form. The US Embassy Kabul is no longer accepting inquiries submitted via emails. Very Important Note: US Kabul Embassy will not answer questions that have already been answered on their Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page. Please review the …

How to Send Inquiry Emails?

Afghan SIV applicants waiting for their case to be processed can email AfghanSIVApplication@state.gov to check their case status. In the email, include your full name, date of birth, and SIV case number as shown in the email template below. Email Sample Template To: AfghanSIVApplication@state.gov Subject: SIV case inquiry – Case Number: NVC 123 4508 Message: I am writing this email to …

Guide for Finding SIV Information

The following are links to find most commonly sought after Special Immigration Visa (SIV) information. Official Afghan SIV web-page: U.S. Deptartment of State – Afghan SIV Application Guideline for Chief of Mission (COM) Approval in English Form i-360 Application DS-260 Application US Embassy Kabul Interview Process Video Additional Biographic (Bio) Data Form for Interview Day Medical Exam Appointment Instruction for …

How to find your American Supervisor and Employer

This website provides general information about legal processes available to some visa applicants. It is not meant as legal advice for individual applications. This guide gives information to Afghans who worked for the U.S. government or a U.S. contractor applying for a Special Immigrant Visa. It gives information on how to search for your former supervisor or employer on the …

Help for Blacklisted Interpreters

  No One Left Behind recently met with the U.S. Department of State to advocate for the many ‘blacklisted’ interpreters. A blacklisted interpreter is one who has been rejected from receiving or applying for an SIV due to: Having been terminated for cause, Being security ineligible, Failing a security review, or Failing the CI polygraph. We know many of these …

What to do after Medical Exam?

Congratulations on giving your medical exam! Now what? You ask. Often times Afghan SIV applicants wonder what steps they need to take after their medical exams. Following is a general guideline for applicants to follow: First take a deep breath and count to 20. Relax and congratulate yourself for getting to this stage. Feeling better already? Good job 🙂 Do …