Special: Help with Afghanistan

I know many folks in the Third District are looking for updates or struggling with the news out of Afghanistan. We are here to help.

 

Our team worked around the clock to help answer your questions regarding the evacuation operation in Kabul and the relocation efforts here in the United States. While the military evacuation operation has ended, we will be continuing our efforts to help Americans, foreign nationals, and Afghans leave Afghanistan if they choose. If you have questions about that process, you may contact our office at (913) 621-0832.

 

Please see below for a list of additional resources:

 

For U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents:

  • Complete the Department of State’s Repatriation Assistance Form
  • If you are a constituent of the Kansas Third District contacting us to assist someone, please reach our Office at (913) 621-0832.
    • We will need copies of passports (or Green Cards if applicable)
  • Following the above steps, we will forward your information to the Department of State to process your case as expeditiously as possible

For Afghans with SIVs:

  • If you are a constituent of the Kansas Third District contacting us to assist someone, please reach our Office at (913) 621-0832.
  • We will need the following information:
    • Photo identification, ideally a passport photo for each person in need of evacuation assistance
    • SIV numbers with corresponding names
    • United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) documentation, if possible
  • Following the above steps, we will forward your information to the Department of State to process your case as expeditiously as possible

For Afghans applying for SIVs:

  • Apply for a SIV
  • If you are a constituent of the Kansas Third District contacting us to assist someone, please reach our office at (913) 621-0832.
  • We will need the following information:
    • Photo identification, ideally a passport photo for each person in need of evacuation assistance
    • SIV application numbers with corresponding names, if possible
    • Letter(s) of support from U.S. military (e.g., a letter from a U.S. military commander)
  • Following the above steps, we will forward your information to the Department of State to process your case as expeditiously as possible

 

For Afghans seeking asylum/humanitarian assistance:

  • Afghans with safety concerns may contact the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) protection office, which can be reached via their Protection Hotline numbers or email address: 0790691746 and 0704996168 (available on all working days), and afgkaprt@unhcr.org.
  • UNHCR’s website provides information on asylum procedures abroad: https://help.unhcr.org/.  

 

For general information on Afghanistan inquiries, please visit:   

https://www.state.gov/afghanistan-inquiries/  
  
  

For further information on SIVs, please visit:   

  

For Afghans in distress who do not have a visa in process, please visit:



Information on finding legal advice to navigate the immigration process (which is provided for free by some non-profits in the area):



For veterans who are struggling right now, you are not alone.

 

Have questions about any of this? Call our office at (913) 621-0832.