Are You Planning To Go To Africa For Your SIV Processing?

Many Afghan SIV applicants have been considering going to countries like Rwanda, Kenya, Ghana, or South Africa, hoping for a faster process. While it’s ultimately your choice, I strongly advise making informed decisions instead of blindly following others who may have found shortcuts. It’s important to note that there are no guaranteed shortcuts to obtaining US SIV visas, as each …

Frequent SIV Questions Answered – July 2022

The following is the list of the most frequently and repeatedly asked questions by Afghan SIV applicants during the month of July 2022. I submitted my SIV application around August 2021 or after August 2021. Why have I not received a NVC case number yet? When will I get the COM approval? How long does it take? My SIV application …

Information for Afghan Nationals

Are you looking for information about SIV, Asylum, Parolee, Refugee and other related things for the Afghans? The USCIS has published a page that provides information for Afghan nationals about many topics such as: SIV, Asylum, Refugee, Green Cards, Parolees, Finding Legal Services (Lawyer), Social Security Card, Employment Authorization Document (EAD card), and many more. The link to the USCIS …

How to Transfer SIV Cases from U.S. Embassy Kabul to Another U.S. Embassy

Please visit the official Afghan SIV webpage for latest updates, instructions and information at: A step-by-step guide to transfer SIV cases from U.S. Embassy Kabul to another U.S. Embassy Applicants waiting for COM approval do not need to transfer their case. Applicants waiting for Conditional Approval for their Form i-360 do not need to transfer their case. Only applicants with an approved I-360 …

Expiring Soon or Expired Cases, What to Do?

If your case shows “Expiring Soon” or “Expired” in your CEAC status, please do the following steps: Check your DS-260 application. If it has reopened or incomplete, then review and resubmit for everyone in your case. It should always show “Complete” status. Send an Online Inquiry to the Embassy. Choose the subject “My status in CEAC says Expiring Soon” Tell …

Naming Convention in US Government Documents

Some Afghan SIV applicants are mistakenly worried that their name have been entered incorrectly or misspelled in US government documents or notices.

The confusion arises with naming convention order of Last Name, First Name. If your document or notice has this naming format, then do not worry about it. This is normal and not a mistake. 

Lets examine the Form i-797C sample below.

The Last Name or Family name is written first followed by First Name. Notice the comma “,” separating the Last Name from First Name

What do if your US government document or notice has misspelled name or other mistakes?

You can submit online inquiry form to request correcting your name and/or other mistakes. The form is link is: e-Request – Typographic Error

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Afghan SIV Programs Explained

Two Different Afghan SIV Programs Explained Some of you might be learning for the first time about the existence of an another different Afghan SIV program that is only for interpreters / translators and issues 50 principal applicant visas per year. This program was created in 2006 and has the “SI visa class category“.   This program’s 50 visas per …