For the most up to date information, visit: https://www.state.gov/afghanistan-inquiries/

Please complete the Repatriation Assistance Request form. This must be completed for American Citizen, Legal Permanent Resident and SIV holders who want to be contacted by the Department of State. If they do not complete this form, they will not be on the Department of State list.

If you have a pending case with USCIS, you can complete our privacy release form here:  Privacy Release Form

Non-U.S. Citizens or Legal Permanent Residents:

  • Humanitarian ParoleYou can also review your options with USCIS. This is not legal advice and I cannot determine what is best for your family. Please consult an attorney if you have questions or concerns.  Here is a list of legal non profits.
  • The two key mechanisms to support Afghans who are at risk because of their affiliation with the United States are the Special Immigrant Visa (SIV) program and priority referrals to the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program (USRAP).

Special Immigrant Visa Applicants:

U.S. Refugee Admissions Program:

  • On August 2, the Department of State announced a Priority 2 (P-2) designation granting USRAP access for certain Afghan nationals and their eligible family members (spouse and children of any age).  Afghans eligible for the P-2 program include those who work/worked for the U.S. government but may not qualify for a SIV because they do not have qualifying employment, those who work/worked on U.S. government-funded programs or projects, and those who worked for U.S.-based NGOs and media organizations.   At this time, the United States has determined that U.S.-based media organizations may refer Afghan nationals who worked for them under stringer, freelance, and comparable arrangements. Note: For Afghans who worked for programs or projects funded directly by the U.S. government, a U.S. government official must submit a referral on their behalf.
  • Additional information on the P-2 designation for access to the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program is available at www.state.gov/refugee-admissions/.  Information for Afghan nationals regarding the P-2 designation and instructions for U.S.-based media and U.S. NGOs to submit P-2 referrals are available at www.wrapsnet.org .
  • For additional questions related to the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program, please contact USRAPAfghanInquiries@state.gov.