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 …

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 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 find your American Supervisor and Employer

This website provides general information about legal processes available to some visa applicants. It is not meant as legal advice for individual applications. This guide gives information to Afghans who worked for the U.S. government or a U.S. contractor applying for a Special Immigrant Visa. It gives information on how to search for your former supervisor or employer on the …

Help for Blacklisted Interpreters

  No One Left Behind recently met with the U.S. Department of State to advocate for the many ‘blacklisted’ interpreters. A blacklisted interpreter is one who has been rejected from receiving or applying for an SIV due to: Having been terminated for cause, Being security ineligible, Failing a security review, or Failing the CI polygraph. We know many of these …

What to do after Medical Exam?

Congratulations on giving your medical exam! Now what? You ask. Often times Afghan SIV applicants wonder what steps they need to take after their medical exams. Following is a general guideline for applicants to follow: First take a deep breath and count to 20. Relax and congratulate yourself for getting to this stage. Feeling better already? Good job 🙂 Do …