Mustafa is officially part of NOLB team

Its official! Mustafa is part of NOLB team. I would like to thank No One Left Behind (NOLB) organization for giving me the opportunity to join their Lost In Translation team. Special thanks goes out to Kim S. and Kirk for making it happen. I look forward to serving the SIV applicants and bringing my experience to the NOLB Lost …

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 …

Afghan Interpreter (Dari) Position in Sacramento

Carmazzi Global Solutions is seeking fluent, bilingual speakers as Independent Contractors for On-Site Interpretation for Afghani (Dari) in the Sacramento County area of Sacramento, CA. This is an on-call opportunity with flexible hours, and opportunity to develop skill. This is not a staff position and may be ideal for potential linguists who currently have a part time job that leaves some availability …

Afghan SIV Program at Risk of Being Stopped

The Afghan special visa (SIV) program is in danger of stopping due to objections from a important Republican Senator Grassley because of program’s estimated $175 to $445 million cost over the next 10 years and current immigration politics. Unfortunately, as of rightnow, there are zero additional visas in the FY19 National Defense Authorization Act. The long expected addition of 4,000 visas …

Advisory Against Traveling Back to Afghanistan

Note: This post is not to make you panic or worried, but rather to reconsider traveling back to Afghanistan for long periods of time. Currently there is no known issue for SIV green card holders. This advisory is for those traveling to Afghanistan for long periods of time.  It is no secret that the President Trump Administration’s anti-immigrant policies have …

Afghanistan Civil Documents Explained

The following link from the US State department’s website includes information and explanation about obtaining various Afghanistan civil documents including Marriage certificates, divorce certificates, military records, prison records, getting passport and tazkira, etc. *** Special Notes *** You do not need Afghanistan police certificate. For Afghanistan birth certificate, use tazkira with certified English translation. Everyone in your case needs Afghan …

How to find Saharee and Iftar times in your area?

Do you know when is Saharee (Suhoor) and Iftar times in your local area? No worries! Use IslamicFinder website to print your Ramadan 2019 calendar by visiting: https://www.islamicfinder.org/ramadan-calendar/ You can also see Saharee and iftar time for today here.   Don’t forget to share this post and get good deeds!

How to deal with racist behavior

As the Afghan SIV community in the United States continues to grow, it is important to discuss that they might be confronted by certain racist individuals and find themselves on the receiving end of racial insults. First most, your own safety is very important. Do not physically engage the racist individual unless you feel physically threatened or need to defend …

Afghan SIV Programs Explained

Afghans can apply for two different SIV programs. One is for translators and interpreters who worked for or on behalf of the U.S. government and is limited to 50 principal applicant visas each year. More information on this program can be found here: http://ow.ly/G7AS30ibDJB. The second program is for Afghans who have worked for or on behalf of the U.S. government …