Valuable Resources for Afghanis Coming to the US

AILA has posted a page with valuable resources for Afghanis trying to come to the United States

One important takeaway: for those who are not eligible for immigrant visas, parole (humanitarian or significant public benefit) is worth a shot. The parole request can be made at the US border or port of entry. If the Afghan national cannot make it to the US, the application can be filed at a US embassy. Afghan citizens are eligible for e-visas to Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, and Kyrgyzstan, and they may enter the following countries without a visa:

  • Antigua and Barbuda (e-Visa)
  • Benin (e-Visa)
  • Cape Verde (Visa on arrival – 3 months)
  • Comoros (Visa on arrival – 45 days)
  • Dominica (Visa free entry – 21 days)
  • Ethiopia (e-Visa – 90 days)
  • Maldives (Visa on arrival – 30 days)
  • Qatar (e-Visa)

Those who are in imminent danger are urged to apply for significant public benefit parole, or to seek refugee status.

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