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Virginia Driving Handbook in Dari

The Virginia driving handbook in Dari version has been made available for download at this link: DMV Booklet Virginia-Dari Version   Please note, this driving handbook is valid only for the state of Virginia. If you require driving handbooks for other states, then please conduct a Google search for your state’s handbook by searching for: “StateName driving handbook”. For example, Michigan driving handbook.

Refused under 221(g) email translation and explanation

The following email response is recieved when applicants send inquiry emails regarding their SIV case after they have completed their visa interview. Often times the Afghan applicants start panicking and mistakenly think their case has been denied without fully understanding the email message and context. The confusion arises when applicants only focus their attention to the following sentence: “your special …

Medical Exam Appointment Instruction

Watch medical appointment video: SIV video tutorial The medical examination for Afghan SIV applicants inside Afghanistan is performed by American Medical Center. The following medical exam appointment scheduling instruction is for applicants inside Afghanistan. If you are outside Afghanistan, then contact the US embassy processing your case for instructions. What does medical examination include? The medical examination will include a physical …

Checking DS-260 Application Status

After submitting your DS-260 application and especially after your visa interview or medical exam, it is highly recommended that you should check the application status of your DS-260. Specifically, you should be checking to make sure the application status shows “complete”. If it shows “Incomplete” or “Re-Open”, then follow these instructions to fix your application: Open your application by clicking …

OR changing to Slash (/) clarification

Currently some Afghan SIV applicants have a false belief that OR changing to Slash (/) in the CEAC case update has the following meaning: Sign of getting visa interview scheduled. Sign of getting drop off or medical exam appointment. Sign of getting visa issued very soon.   However much they might like to believe it, the OR changing to Slash …

Understanding Cultural Transition From Afghanistan to USA

The following chapter from the book titled “Intercultural Communications in Contexts” provides resources in understanding the personal and cultural challenges that newly arrived Afghan immigrants face with their new lives in United States. The chapter is titled “Understanding Intercultural Transitions” and covers following topics: Culture Shock Cultural adaptation Reentry back to previous culture when visiting back Afghanistan Assimilation (getting adjusted) …

Green Card Lottery Application Help

Hello! The green card lottery application will be opening soon. The application can be submitted from first week of October to first week of November only. Do not miss your golden opportunity to apply for your chance to win the green card visa lottery.   Want to hire help? Need expert help? For the very first time, the Afghan Refugee …

Missing Documents and Afghan SIV Application Delay

Many Afghan SIV applicants are unintentionally causing delays and slowing down their application process when they fail to submit all of their required documents. This blog post attempts to give a simple, summarized list of documents that needs to be send to NVC when submitting your i-360 or DS-260 application.   1. i-360 stage documents Completed form i-360 ( Watch tutorial video …

SIV Interview Update

SIV Interview Update The US State Department has been emailing the following statement regarding the status of the visa interviews for the SIV program.   Let’s further clarify or explain the statement in simple terms: As of March 1, 2017, all new visa interview schedulings have been stopped. This means if you have not received visa interview schedule, then you …