A dispatch from the Kabul consulate instructs that US immigrant visa applicants should continue monitoring government websites, including the US Department of State website, for updated information.
Family and Employment Visas
The US Department of State is redirecting immigrant visas pending at the Kabul consulate. This covers CR visas based on marriage to a US citizen or permanent resident green card holder. It also covers pending employment based immigration visas. Very likely, the same is true of fiance visas.
US immigrant visa applicants who fled Afghanistan should request that their case be transferred to the nearest U.S. Embassy or Consulate to complete processing. Please submit a request for case transfer to the National Visa Center.
Normally, foreigners who intend to immigrate to the US from somewhere other than their home countries must have a lawful resident status in that country in order to attend an interview at a local US consulate. Consequently, foreigners who fled Afghanistan should likely apply for refugee status through the United Nations upon fleeing Afghanistan.
Generally, it is best to depart Afghanistan if you have an immigrant visa pending because you can become a US national security threat if you remain behind when the Taliban government takes control.
Call for Assistance
Consider a licensed, professional immigration legal representative before proceeding. Immigration law is large and diverse, covering many types of immigration. Government agencies have become increasingly adversarial. Don’t take risks. It helps to have our team on your side to prevent avoidable and unnecessary delays, anticipate problems, and effectively navigate your matter toward successful completion. We provide a free initial consultation for those interested in possibly working with us on case processing, and we’re happy to answer your questions.