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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 …

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 …