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 …

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) …

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 …

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 …

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 …

معلومات عمومی برای هموطنان ایکه تازه به امریکا میایند

Written by: Karim Fayez :درین بخش راجع به این سوالات بحث می کنیم 1- آیا می توانيم بعد از اخذ ویزه مستقیماً بدون همکاری ای او ام به امریکا بیایيم و از کمک های دولت مستفید شویم؟ 2- کدام ایالات برای زندگی بهتر است؟ 3- چی مقدار پول نیاز است تا همراه خود داشته باشیم؟ 4- قبل از سفر به طرف …

Reuniting Refugee and Asylee Families in the United States

The International Human Rights Clinic at the University of Southern California, working in partnership with the International Refugee Assistance Project (IRAP), is providing free legal assistance to refugees and their family members in the U.S. who want to reunite. If you are a refugee, asylee, Green Card holder, or a U.S. Citizen and have family members in another country who …

Report of Afghan SIV Program – July 2018

The latest quarterly Afghan SIV report has been published for July 2018. The following is a summarized version of the official report. The full official report can be found at: Report of Afghan SIV Program – July 2018 Visas Issued In Fiscal Year 2017 ( October 1, 2016 to September 30, 2017), US State Department issued: 4,120 principal applicant visas. 12,050 …

How to locate American Supervisor? (Form DS-158)

Part of the Afghan Special Immigration Visa (SIV) program requirement is having a recommendation letter from a American Citizen Supervisor. If your previous supervisor was U.S. military or an employee of the U.S. Department of Defense and you are having trouble locating them, the U.S. government can possibly help, although it is not guaranteed to locate them. Under the Supervisor Locator …