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AILA Doc. No. 22071900 | Dated July 20, 2022 | File Size: 842 KDownload the Document
Effective July 20, 2022, Afghan nationals seeking SIV must file Form DS-157, Petition for Special Immigrant Classification for Afghan SIV Applicants, with the DOS when applying for Chief of Mission (COM) approval from DOS and then apply for SIV classification by filing Form I-360, Petition for Amerasian, Widow(er), or Special Immigrant, with USCIS. Read the USCIS Public Engagement Division announcement on the new filing process, including information on when to file Form I-360 with USCIS.
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is issuing policy guidance in the USCIS Policy Manual on the transition of the responsibility to adjudicate certain Afghan special immigrant visa (SIV) petitions to the U.S. Department of State (DOS) and to incorporate other changes to the Afghan and Iraqi SIV classifications resulting from the Emergency Security Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2021.
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