The Office of Congresswoman Veronica Escobar is dedicated to helping people who are currently at risk in Afghanistan. The office is currently collecting emergency information from people who are connected to Texas’ 16th Congressional District.
If you are an American, an SIV, or a P-2 holder or applicant, please email TX16.Casework@mail.house.gov. Additional information and forms are below for people looking to evacuate.
U.S. citizens seeking assistance to depart the country should complete this Repatriation Assistance Request for each traveler in their group. Spouses and minor children of U.S. citizens in Afghanistan who are awaiting immigrant visas should also complete this form if they wish to depart. The information collected in this form will only be used by the U.S. government for the purpose of facilitating return travel to the United States.
For important updates, security alerts, and other information, please periodically check the U.S. Embassy Kabul’s alerts and messages page. You should also seek updates on the Afghanistan evacuation process through the State Department through this link.
Special Immigration Visa (SIV) Holders and Applicants:
Please refer to this link for questions related to the SIV program and its applications, this FAQ is intended to provide information to individuals seeking information about particular situations: www.travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/us-visas/immigrate/special-immg-visa-afghans-employed-us-gov.html.
Priority 1 (P-1) Visas are intended for Afghans who are “well known” to the U.S Government but are currently ineligible for a Special Immigration Visa or SIV. Individuals must be appointed to this program by a government official who can advocate for the individual’s relationship to the U.S Government.
Priority 2 (P-2) Visas are intended for certain Afghans who are affiliated with the United States through employment, but who do not qualify for a Special Immigrant Visa (SIV). As it is not possible for individuals to self-refer to the program. This link can provide more information on P-2 visas: www.state.gov/u-s-refugee-admissions-program-priority-2-designation-for-afghan-nationals
If you or someone you know worked as a contractor with media, NGOs, etc. Check to see if you're eligible for a P-2 visa: www.state.gov/u-s-refugee-admissions-program-priority-2-designation-for-afghan-nationals
Eligible? Apply through the link here: www.wrapsnet.org/siv-iraqi-syrian-afghan-p2
If you are an Afghan citizen that has a completed or pending Special Immigrant Visa (SIV), a P-1 or P-2 case, please provide your information through this form so that we may share it with the State Department to expedite your case.
Please ensure that you submit one entry per person using the appropriate form, providing all the necessary information so that we can help with your evacuation request. Additional questions or inquiries can be directed to the State Department Hotline:
From the U.S. & Canada: 1-888-407-4747
From Overseas: + 1 202-501-4444
Refugee Admission Program for Afghan Citizens:
Information regarding potential eligibility for the U.S. refugee admissions program for certain categories of at-risk Afghan citizens can be found at this link: www.wrapsnet.org/siv-iraqi-syrian-afghan-p2
Other Helpful Resources
There are many international, federal, state, and local government agencies and departments responsible for providing or coordinating the delivery of U.S. aid and participation in relief efforts. Please visit the following websites for telephone numbers and other contact information: