Helpful Links

Helpful Links

Afghanistan: Evacuation Assistance

We encourage you to reach out to your Congressional Representative or Senator for help for your family members. Certain Members of Congress have set up special email addresses, that anyone can email:

• Representative Andy Kim (D-NJ) or 1-202-225-4765

• Senator Tom Cotton or 1-501-223-9081

• Senator Diane Feinstein

Repatriation Assistance for U.S. Citizens, Legal Permanent Residents, IV holders or those pending IV/asylee petitions:

Department of State (DOS) Afghanistan Coordination Task Force (ACTF):
• Primary: 1-888-407-4747 (May only be called from a U.S. phone number)
• Alternate: 1-202-501-4444 (May be called from an overseas number)
• Email:

Department of State General Information:

Department of Defense (DoD) Afghanistan NEO Call Center (ANCC):
• Phone: 1-703-693-0799
• Email:

Afghanistan: SIV Resources

For questions on how to receive Chief of Mission (COM) approval for the Afghan Special Immigrant Visa Program:

Afghanistan: Humanitarian Parole

Requesting Humanitarian Parole at a U.S. Embassy
If your family member is able to reach a third country, an application for Humanitarian Parole can be made at the Embassy.
Afghan citizens are eligible for e-visas to Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, and Kyrgyzstan, and they may enter the following countries without a visa:
1. Antigua and Barbuda (e-Visa)
2. Benin (e-Visa)
3. Cape Verde (Visa on arrival - 3 months)
4. Comoros (Visa on arrival - 45 days)
5. Dominica (Visa free entry - 21 days)
6. Ethiopia (e-Visa - 90 days)
7. Maldives (Visa on arrival - 30 days)
8. Qatar (e-Visa)

Requesting Humanitarian Parole with USCIS
Urgent humanitarian reasons can form the basis of a request to be paroled into the U.S.

Additional Resources:
Jewish Family and Children Services of the East Bay
Pars Equality Center
Pangea Legal Services