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What does Afghan SIV stand for?
Special Immigrant Visa
SIV stands for Special Immigrant Visa. While there are many categories of SIVs, this webpage discusses only SIVs for eligible Iraqi and Afghan translators and interpreters who have worked directly with the U.S. Armed Forces or under Chief of Mission (COM) authority at U.S. Embassy Baghdad or U.S. Embassy Kabul.
Who is eligible for SIV Afghanistan?
You may apply for this program if you meet all of the following requirements: You must be a national of Afghanistan; You must have been employed in Afghanistan for a period of at least one year between October 7, 2001, and December 31, 2023: by, or on behalf of, the U.S. government; or.
How do you use a Afghan SIV?
To apply for Chief of Mission (COM) approval for the Special Immigrant Visa (SIV) program, you must have access to email; have the ability to scan and save all of the required documents from the list as PDF files; and be able to submit these documents via email.
What are the benefits of SIV?
Are you an Afghan or Iraqi individual who has been granted an SIV or SQ/SI parole? You may be eligible for cash assistance, medical assistance, employment preparation, job placement, English language training, and other services offered through the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR).
Is SIV a green card?
SIV applicants in the United States file the form I-485 to ask to receive lawful permanent resident status. This is also called green card status.
Who processes SIVs?
SIV applications move through 14 steps, in the following four stages: the Chief of Mission (COM) application process; Form I-360 petition adjudication by the Department of Homeland Security; visa interview and security screening; and final visa adjudication (issuance or denial).
How can I get my family out of Afghanistan?
US Citizens and Legal Permanent Residents in Afghanistan Now U.S. citizens seeking assistance to depart Afghanistan should utilize this link: Repatriation Assistance Request or in an emergency, call 1-888-407-4747 (U.S. and Canada) or +1-202-501-4444 (overseas).
What should I write in email for SIV?
To apply for Chief of Mission (COM) approval for the Special Immigrant Visa (SIV) program, the applicant must have access to email internet service, have the ability to scan all the required documents from the list below into PDF files, and be able to submit all the required documents via email to the following address …
How do I follow up on SIV?
After your visa interview, you may check the status of your visa application online at https://ceac.state.gov/CEAC/. You will need your case number to access your case information.
What is Project Rabbit for SIV?
The purpose of Project Rabbit is to streamline the process by replacing the need for companies to write employment verification letters and letters of recommendation for each current or former Afghan local national who is applying for Special Immigrant Visa (SIV) status.