The Department of State Travel Advisory for Afghanistan is Level 4: Do Not Travel, due to armed conflict, civil unrest, crime, terrorism, and kidnapping.  Travel to all areas of Afghanistan is unsafe. 

The U.S. Embassy in Kabul suspended operations in Afghanistan on August 31, 2021.  U.S. citizens in Afghanistan who are in need of routine consular services can contact any U.S. embassy or consulate for assistance.  Click here to locate the nearest U.S. Embassy or Consulate. 

U.S. citizens and Lawful Permanent Residents (LPRs) should not travel to Afghanistan to accompany eligible family members for relocation.  More information on relocation for family members is available on the Afghan Family Reunification webpage. 

Immigration Legal Services for Afghan Arrivals  (ILSAA) offers eligible Afghans free immigration legal services to navigate the U.S. legal immigration system. The Office of Refugee Resettlement-funded program provides assistance in English, Dari, and Pashto through three options: 1) the ILSAA website, 2) via email: ILSAAinfo@icf.com or 3) by phone: 833-286-0864.

The Wellness Helpline for Afghans (800-615-6514) offers counseling services to those experiencing sadness, anger, anxiety, fear, depression, difficulty sleeping, or any other distress. This free service is offered in Dari, Pashto, and English. Afghan refugees, asylees, parolees, and SIV holders are encouraged to call the Wellness Helpline for virtual support and, if desired, referral to additional programs that support their well-being funded by the Office of Refugee Resettlement.


خط کمک تلیفونی سلامتی برای افغان ها (800-615-6514) خدمات مشاوره ای را به کسانی ارائه می دهد که غمگینی، خشم، اضطراب، ترس، دیپریشن، مشکل در خوابیدن یا هر ناراحتی دیگری را تجربه می کنند. این خدمات رایگان به زبان های دری، پشتو و انگلیسی ارائه می شود. افغان پناهندگان، پناهجویان، پارولي و اشخاصی دارای اس آی وی تشویق می شوند تابرای حمایت مجازی با خط کمک تلیفونی سلامتی تماس بگیرند، و در صورت علاقمندی، به برنامه های اضافی که از سلامتی آنها حمایت می کند  که توسط دفتر اسکان مجدد پناهندگان تمویل می شود، معرفی نماید.


د افغانانو لپاره د سالمی روغتیا مرستندویه ټیلیفونی کرښه (800-615-6514) هغو کسانو ته د مشورې خدمتونه وړاندې کوي چې خپګان، غوسه، اضطراب، ویره، ډیپریشن، د خوب ستونزه او یا کوم بل مشکل سره مخ وی. دا وړیا خدمتونه په دري، پښتو او انګلیسي ژبو وړاندې کیږي. افغان کډوال، پناه غوښتونکي، پارولي، او اس آی وی لرونکی اشخاص هڅول کیږي چې د سالمی روغتیا مرستندویه کرښی ته د مجازی مرستې لپاره زنګ ووهي، او که غواړي چی اضافي پروګرامونو ته چی د دوی په هوساینې

Relocation Eligibility 

The United States’ commitment to our Afghan allies is enduring.  The U.S. Department of State’s Office of the Coordinator for Afghan Relocation Efforts (CARE) is the center for the U.S. government’s interagency effort to relocate Afghan allies with whom we have an enduring commitment.  

CARE handles the planning and logistics of relocating eligible Afghans on flights or by ground transportation to overseas case processing sites.  Additionally, CARE manages those case processing sites in third countries where the paperwork and related processing for eligible Afghans occurs.  CARE works closely with a broad range of partners at home and abroad to advance this vital mission. 

CARE works to relocate eligible Afghan allies, including those who qualify for Special Immigrant Visas, Immigrant Visas, and approved United States Refugee Assistance Program (USRAP) cases, including Priority 1 (P-1) and Priority 2 (P-2) referrals.  Eligible traveler types include: 

  • U.S. citizens and immediate relatives (spouse, unmarried children under 21, and parents) with approved I-130 petitions and interview-ready immigrant visa (IV) cases. 
  • U.S. Lawful Permanent Residents (LPRs) and immediate relatives (spouse, unmarried children under 21) with approved I-130 petitions, documentarily complete IV cases, and current priority dates. 
  • SIV principal applicants and eligible family members included on their case who have already been issued visas or who are COM-approved and documentarily complete (spouse and unmarried children under the age of 21). 
  • Approved USRAP cases and eligible family members included on their case (spouse and unmarried children who were under the age of 21 as of August 14, 2021). 
  • Immediate relatives of Afghans previously relocated to the United States through Operations Allies Welcome (OAW) (spouse, unmarried children under 21, and, in case of an unaccompanied minor relocated as part of OAW, their primary caregiver, including but not limited to a parent or legal guardian, and the spouse and children under 21 of the primary caregiver).  

All individuals traveling with U.S. government assistance must have a valid passport. If you qualify for U.S. government relocation assistance but do not have a valid passport, please contact us at caretraveldata@state.gov

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