This webpage has the latest information on visas, evacuations, and contact numbers: https://www.state.gov/afghanistan-inquiries
If you, a family member, or a colleague require emergency evacuation from Afghanistan, send an email with the following documents to AfghanistanACS@state.gov:
Compiled below are the SIV contact info for some of the larger contractors in Afghanistan:
Check this page often for updates from USAID: https://www.usaid.gov/afghanistan/2021-update
Please share this document widely with Afghans who have Western contacts: https://docs.google.com/document/d/19GPJDmMLPagNnbumZwmKZGJaIiRMFmHiJKtuvmL6wl8/mobilebasic?fbclid=IwAR09QNYMXh513v2zzkqo877voDfurQ-O339MpaZ9TJUfSSeoCV0qEwIaLio
All Task Force Argo flights are sponsored by our generous donors making them free of charge for all evacuees. Task Force Argo will never charge a refugee for a seat on a plane and will not accept bribes to increase an evacuee’s prioritization.
Donate at https://www.taskforceargo.com/.
Act now to save the lives of Afghan women and girls. The following initiatives, vetted and approved by GIWPS, directly support at-risk Afghan women.
Make a $1000+ Gift to Support Humanitarian Visas and Immediate Evacuation of High-Risk Afghan Women, or Emergency Humanitarian Aid
Make A Donation of Any Amount to Provide Humanitarian Aid and Safe Houses
Support safe houses that are protecting women in Afghanistan targeted by the Taliban. Contribute to this GoFundMe campaign, at any level, organized by the Women’s Regional network and requested by the Afghan Women's Network (AWN), Safety and Risk Mitigation Organization (SRMO) and Afghan Women's Skills Development Center (AWSDC).
Visit Protect Afghan Women for additional ways to provide support.
If you are an Afghan SIV recipient who has your family's visa and passports in hand and who does not want to wait for the evacuation or an IOM flight, please send pictures of your visas and passports to firstname.lastname@example.org. We will schedule your commercial flight immediately.
Please sign our Change.org petition with over 194K petition signers so far. https://www.change.org/p/afghan-iraqi-translators-saved-american-lives-tell-congress-to-recognize-them-as-heroes
Donate to new arrivals:
Afghan Allies have begun arriving at Fort Lee, Virginia, and LSSNCA is grateful to play a leading role in welcoming them to our community. As evacuation of our allies before the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan on September 11 is critical to ensure their safety, LSSNCA is mobilizing its community supporters to be a part of this historic welcome of 2,500 individuals in less than six weeks! We need your time, talents, and gifts to help provide transportation, housing, and other basic needs to our new neighbors, many of whom have received just a few days’ notice of their departure to the United States.
Emergency support for Afghan women: https://support.womenforwomen.org/donate/afghanistan-emergency-2x-match?src=HHUA21082A
WFPG has also curated a list of vetted organizations that are supporting the cause, plus talking points when contacting elected officials: https://www.wfpg.org/afghanistan-support
All funding will go to support women and girls in Afghanistan. To protect the personal security of those on the ground during this tenuous time, Vital Voices cannot provide more details about funding recipients.
“Please be our voice. I am not sure until when I have access to internet, email or even if I will be alive or not. But please raise Afghan women voice in the world. I do believe Afghan women never live life they deserve.”
This heartfelt plea from one of our Afghan midwives arrived as the Taliban took control of the country. It reveals what’s at stake for our Jhpiego colleagues who have worked for more than two decades to ensure healthy pregnancies and safe deliveries, educate girls and expand access to health services for even the most remote communities.
With evacuations escalating, banks shuttering and services in disarray, your contributions will help Jhpiego provide safety and choices for our Afghanistan team when they need them most. https://give.jhpiego.org/site/Donation2?df_id=3084&mfc_pref=T&3084.donation=form1
US Department of State SIV Guidelines:
This is a public document that is continuously updated with immigration requirements for the US, Canada, UK, and EU: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1fOLFOxD6DWs2JrBb1hqf2EXMbC5imN1Bm5LOXnSkfks/mobilebasic?fbclid=IwAR1ufnOa9M9kQLnka4_t1xW2Q50548Pdu0ZXfQqIiggZr8C8rfBah_Au694
Afghan P-2 visa details provided by Refugee Processing Center (RPC):
Legal Resources for Afghans by International Refugee Assistance Project (IRAP):
Visa types and eligibility information provided by InterAction:
Want to write to your local representative? This Google doc assembled by Afghans for a Better Tomorrow includes contact information of state representatives along with a script of what to say.
This New York Times opinion piece describes the fearful and dire situation that Afghan allies are living in: https://www.nytimes.com/2021/08/31/opinion/afghanistan-taliban-allies.html
If you want to house a SIV family, especially in:
Please fill out this screening form with IRC and AirBnB. They will screen you for safety and then match you: https://www.airbnb.org/get-involved