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Information about Immigration

U.S. Immigration Visas
https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/us-visas/immigrate.html

Afghanistan Inquiries - U.S. Department of State
https://www.state.gov/afghanistan-inquiries

Consular Electronic Application Center (CEAC) - U.S. Department of State
https://ceac.state.gov/ceac/
Links for DS-160 Online Nonimmigrant VIsa Application, DS-1648 Online A, G, or NATO Application, Check my Visa Application Status, DS-261 Online Choice of Address and Agent, Fee Payment, DS-260 Online Immigrant Visa and Allien Registration Application, Check my Visa Application Status (for immigration).

Tracking Immigration Case Status Online. Use this tool to track the status of an immigration application, petition, or request with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).
https://egov.uscis.gov/casestatus/landing.do

Afghan Priority 2 Designation (P-2). The Department of State announced a new designation for certain Afghan nationals and eligible family members. For more information on Afghan P-2 designation visit the website of the Refugee Processing Center (RPC) that is operated by the U.S. Department of State. https://www.wrapsnet.org

An informational fact sheet for Afghan nationals details the requirements for and how to apply for Afghan P-2 status. (PDF, 3 pages).

Afghan Priority 3 Designation (P-3). According to the U.S. State Department the P-3 Visa Program is now open to family members of SIV holders. U.S.-based Afghan SIV recipients who are at least 18 years of age and who have been admitted into the United States for fewer than five years may file P-3 Affadavit of Relationshiips (AORs ) for qualifying family members and their derivatives who are outside their country of origin.

P1 - P3's In Afghanistan Needing Assistance. Those who have P1 - P3 status still in Afghanistan who need assistance can contact USRAPAfghanReferrals@state.gov.

Humanitarian Parole for Entry to the U.S. Some Afghans  may opt for evacuation or relocation on a Humanitarian basis. Individuals who are outside of the United States may be able to request parole into the U.S. under this basis. Read more on this topic at the website of the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. Read more about humanitarian parole.

How Afghans Can Get a Green Card. The State Department has some very stingent rules to be followed for the Afghans that were evacuated from Afghanistan who do not posess a 'Green Card'. Once an Afghan passes through their transit point (Middle East, Germany, Italy, etc.) and arrives at the United States he will be sent to one of eight military installations  to enter into 'iintegration training'. This takes about 30 day and then they enter the US government resettlement system. This then qualifies them for a two-year process in working toward Legal Permanent Resident (LRP) status (Green Card).  If they don't complete the processing and are picked up at the airport by friends or relatives then they may not be able to re-enter the system. This puts them at risk of not qualifying for a Green Card or Asylum. Apparently the Afghans entering the country are not afforded the benefits of those entering through our southern border.

'Pathways for Immigration'. The website of Afg Disapora Hub has a wealth of information for Afghans seeking to leave Afghanistan for other countries.
https://www.afgdiasporahub.com/pathways-for-immigration

Info and Resources for Visa Applications for Afghans
by Setara Karim
https://linktr.ee/setarakarimofficial

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Legal Services and Resources for Immigration

Department of Justice - List of Pro Bono Service Providers
https://www.justice.gov/eoir/list-pro-bono-legal-service-providers

Human Rights First
An online form is available to submit a referal to "Project: Afghan Legal Assistance (PALA)". Input information for any Afghan person seeking legal assistance in the United States. Click on "Submit a PALA Referral" that is highlighted in blue at the link below.
https://www.humanrightsfirst.org/resource/resources-afghan-evacuation

International Refugee Assistance Project (IRAP)
Legal Resources for Afghans. IRAP has compiled resources for Afghans, their friends, and colleagues who may be looking for information about immigration options. Comprehensive information for refugees can be found on IRAP's legal information page, which is also available in Pashto and Dari.
https://refugeerights.org/news-resources/legal-resources-for-afghans

American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)
Find Resources for Assisting Afghan Clients
https://www.aila.org/advo-media/issues/all/resources-assisting-afghan-clients

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Resettlement and Sponsorship

USA Hello. Resources for displaced Afghans seeking help.
 https://usahello.org/immigration/asylum-refugees/resources-for-afghans/

Lutheran Immigration and Relief Service
https://www.lirs.org/

LIRS - How to Help Our Afghan Allies
https://lirsconnect.org/get_involved/action_center/siv

Afghanistan Matters
https://afghanistanmatters.carrd.co/

U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants
They have posted a webpage entitled "Resources for Afghan Allies" that provides helpful information on making a safety plan (SIV, P-2, or other), seeking repatriation assistance (US citizens), getting SIV or P-2 status, tips on evading the misuse of biometric data, and how to delete your digital history. Many of these tips are in Pashto and Dari as well as English. And there is a button for donating to the USCRI.
https://refugees.org/resources-for-afghan-allies/

 

 


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