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Please see below informational resources for Afghans and U.S. employers regarding visa programs for Afghan nationals and U.S. Citizens, including Fact Sheets and required eligibility forms. All cases are processed through the U.S. Department of State’s Refugee Admissions Program.

Special Immigrant Visa (SIV)

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.

Information about the SIV program in Afghanistan:

Information about the SIV program, including the DS-0234 SIV Biodata Form:

Priority 2 (P-2)

The P-2 United State Refugee Admissions Program (USRAP) expands the opportunity to permanently resettle in the United States to many thousands of Afghans and their immediate family members who may be at risk due to their U.S. affiliation but who are not eligible for a Special Immigrant Visa (SIV) because they did not have qualifying employment or because they have not met the time-in-service requirement to become eligible.

Information about the P-2 program:

Instructions for U.S.-based media and U.S.-based NGOs on how to submit Afghan P2 referrals, including required Employment Verification Form and the Excel Format of P2 Referral Form:

U.S. Citizens

U.S. citizens wanting assistance in departing the country should register for any option that might be identified to return to the United States, and must complete a Repatriation Assistance Request. Please see more information here:
Security Alert – U. S. Embassy Kabul, Afghanistan

Implementing Partner Guidance

This section will be updated periodically to provide guidance and notices to our Implementing Partners currently working in Afghanistan. 

Last updated: August 05, 2022

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