A new landing page has been launched for the Afghan family reunification on the U.S Department of States website.
The U.S Department of States announced on Monday that the new page will help the Afghans in the United States to obtain specific information on how they can get reunited with their family members in Afghanistan depending on their immigration status or entry method to the United States of America.
Link to the new page is located on the websites of the U.S Department of State, USCIS and the U.S Mission to Afghanistan.
This comes as since August 2021, dozens of thousands of Afghans have been brought to the United States as SIV applicants or on a 2-year parole humanitarian entry visa. Many of these individuals or families brought to the U.S have got immediate family members left behind in Afghanistan or in a third country.
According to the new portal, Afghans in the United States who hold citizenship, their immediate family members including spouse, children and parents are edible to immigrate to the United States immediately. However, they may also be able to file petition for their siblings and unmarried adult children.
Afghans holding lawful permanent residency such as a green card may be able to apply for bringing their spouse, unmarried children below the age of 21 and unmarried sons and daughters to the United States.
SIV holders who have been received the title of being a lawful permanent resident, their immediate family members including spouse and unmarried children under the age of 21 can immigrate to the United States under through the SIV program.
Refugees and asylees’ immediate family members including spouse and unmarried children under the age of 21 are eligible to immigrate to the United States of America.
Finally, the immediate family members of Afghan paroles who live on a temporary humanitarian visa subsequently they will be given another 18 months of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) will also be eligible to come to the United States as refugees.