The consular section at the U.S. Embassy in Kabul is closed. Nonimmigrant visa appointments remain unavailable and all immigrant visa appointments, including Special Immigrant Visas (SIVs), at the Embassy have been cancelled.
The Department of State’s foremost priority for evacuation is U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents (LPRs) of the United States, along with eligible family members.
DOS is also currently prioritizing several other categories of people, including their locally employed staff; personnel from partner nations and international organizations with whom they have agreements; Afghan Special Immigrant Visa holders and applicants; certain immigrant visa applicants; Afghans who would be eligible for P1/P2 refugee programs; and certain Afghans at risk. Immigrant visa applicants, including Special Immigrant Visa applicants.
Immigrant visa applicants outside of Afghanistan may request their case be transferred to the nearest U.S. Embassy or Consulate to complete processing. The Department of State is accelerating their efforts to process and relocate those Afghans who have worked with them or on their behalf over the years.
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