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What is SIV Afghanistan?

What is SIV Afghanistan?

Created by the U.S. Congress, and administered by the U.S. Department of State, the Special Immigrant Visa (SIV) Program authorizes the issuance of Special Immigrant Visas (SIVs) to Afghan nationals who meet certain requirements and who were employed in Afghanistan by or on behalf of the U.S. government in Afghanistan.

What is the P2 program for Afghanistan?

The Priority 2, or P-2, refugee program was meant to help relocate at-risk Afghans such as journalists and rights activists who were otherwise ineligible for special immigrant visas available to military interpreters.

Can Afghan refugees apply for green card?

Once we approve your petition for classification as an Afghan Special Immigrant, you may apply for a Green Card (lawful permanent resident status) using Form I-485, Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status.

What is a P1 U.S. visa for Afghanistan?

The P1 and P2 (or priority 1 and priority 2 programs) are ways that some Afghan citizens can be considered for resettlement as a refugee to the United States. Afghan citizens cannot apply directly for refugee resettlement to the United States. Their U.S.-based family members, friends, or lawyers also cannot refer them.

How do I get out of SIV Afghanistan?

If you are an American citizen, an SIV applicant, or a P-2 holder or applicant trying to leave Afghanistan or have a loved one who is, please contact our office by calling (973) 526-5668 or filling out the appropriate form linked below.

Who is eligible for SIV Afghanistan?

As of July 30, 2021, the SIV program requires applicants to have been employed for a minimum of one year, between October 7, 2001, and December 31, 2023. Applicants must also have experienced or be experiencing an ongoing serious threat as a consequence of their employment.

What is P3 visa Afghanistan?

What is the Priority 3 Designation? Priority 3 (P3) status (or ‘family reunification’ status) is given to spouses, unmarried children under age 21, or parents of individuals already admitted to the United States as refugees or asylees. P3 application processes must be completed outside the country of origin.

How can I bring someone from Afghanistan to USA?

  1. Check the Validity of Your Passport.
  2. Complete the Online Nonimmigrant Visa Application, Form DS-160.
  3. Collect any Supporting Documentation.
  4. Schedule an Interview Appointment.
  5. Submit Your Passport and Visa Application Forms.
  6. Pay the MRV Fee.
  7. Interview for your visa with the Consular Officer.
  8. Pay the Visa Issuance Fee.

Can I sponsor someone from Afghanistan?

The Biden administration has begun allowing private citizens to sponsor Afghan refugees looking to start a new life in the US. Under the Sponsor Circle Program, you and a few of your friends can pool together funds to dramatically improve the prospects for an Afghan family.

Is SIV program still available for Afghanistan?

The Emergency Security Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2021, as enacted on July 30, 2021, authorized 8,000 additional SIVs for Afghan principal applicants, for a total of 34,500 visas allocated since December 19, 2014. The program will end when all visas have been issued.

How do I get a P 3 visa in Afghanistan?

If you lawfully live in the United States and want to apply for P3 status for family members in Afghanistan, you must visit your local refugee resettlement office and fill out an Affidavit of Relationship for each member of your family.

Can Afghan refugees work in the US?

Afghan SIV holders, refugees, and parolees are all legally authorized to work in the U.S. Since Afghans arriving in the U.S. have different immigration statuses, they may present various documents to complete new hire paperwork.