The U.S. Government, through the U.S. Department of State, has initiated efforts to reunite U.S. citizens and Afghans in the United States with their family members who remain in Afghanistan. This program is a unique program created specifically for Afghans and as a result, is not fully comprehensible. The only details the U.S. Government has provided about the program is that specific family members who remain in Afghanistan may be eligible for assistance from the U.S. government to leave Afghanistan and upon approval, enter the United States. When, where, how and to whom this departure information will be communicated remain unknown.

If the U.S. Government can help your family members depart Afghanistan, they will travel to a country where they can complete the refugee process. Your family members must have a valid passport. After completing refugee processing, your family members will only be able to enter the United States upon approval by U.S. immigration officials.

You should NOT travel to Afghanistan to accompany your family members! Doing so may prejudice your pending asylum, SIV and/or green card decision in the United States. Also, the U.S. Government will not help your family members depart more quickly if you are in Afghanistan.


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