Guide for COM Denial Appeals

IRAP organization has published an excellent Guide for COM Denial Appeals. This guide is for Afghans who: Worked in Afghanistan for the U.S. government, a company with a U.S. government contract, or the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) or a successor mission, and Submitted an application for Chief of Mission (COM) approval to the National Visa Center (NVC) and Received a denial …

How to check for green card lottery 2021 result?

Up to 55,000 foreign nationals and their families from around the world now have the chance to legally immigrate to the United States and achieve the American Dream with a green card in hand in 2021, thanks to the popular Diversity Visa program also known as green card lottery. The winners are selected randomly from listed of qualified entries. There …

Information for Applicants Whose SIV COM Applications Were Denied Due to “Sensitive and Trusted” Eligibility Requirements

On December 20, 2019, U.S. law changed. Afghan SIV applicants no longer need to meet the requirement that they worked as an interpreter or translator or “perform[ed] sensitive and trusted activities for the United States government in Afghanistan.” The law did not change other eligibility requirements. Because this requirement no longer exists, if you received a Chief of Mission (COM) …

Marriages and SIV Case

PLEASE DO NOT WAIT TO GET VISA ISSUED TO GET MARRIED OR TO ADD YOUR SPOUSE! YOU MUST BE MARRIED BEFORE YOU IMMIGRATE TO UNITED STATES. This post is for those principal applicants that are currently engaged and waiting for or planning to get married after their visa is issued. First, you can not add your fiancee (naamzad) in your …

How to Designate Someone Else to Collect Your Passport

This post is about situation where you or your spouse wishes for someone else to collect your passports from the US Embassy Kabul. In order for someone else to pick up (collect) your passports, you need to submit request to the US Embassy Kabul first. Once the embassy reviews your request and a decision is made, then they will contact …

Guide on Reviewing and Updating your Afghan SIV COM Application

Original Source: IrapLegalinfo.org Original Farsi Source: IrapLegalinfo.org Original Pashto Source: IrapLegalinfo.org   Irap’s website provides general information about legal processes available to some refugees. It is not meant as legal advice for individual applications. This guide has been re-posted from IrapLegalinfo.org website. This guide gives information for Afghan SIV applicants who have applied for Chief of Mission (COM) approval and are still …

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 …