Frequently Asked Questions
Afghan Community Support
Information is changing rapidly, and we will do our best to update regularly.
Last updated 9/2/2021
Please be aware of the following guidance from the Department of State
U.S. Embassy in Afghanistan: Embassy Operations Suspended 8/31/2021
While the U.S. government has withdrawn its personnel from Kabul, the Department of State will continue to assist U.S. citizens and their families in Afghanistan from Doha, Qatar.
U.S. citizens who remain in Afghanistan should shelter in place.
Those who wish to depart should continue to monitor the security situation, and consider arranging their own travel only when it is safe to do so.
U.S. Department of State Afghan Inquiries - U.S. Department of State continues to closely monitor events and carefully assess conditions in Afghanistan. The safety and security of U.S. citizens overseas remain a top priority. Information within this site include: U.S. Citizens and Lawful Permanent Residents, Non-U.S. Citizens or Lawful Permanent Residents, Special Immigrant Visa Applicants, U.S. Refugee Admissions Program, UNHCR and Assistance. The Department of State will continue to provide information via
- the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) at http://step.state.gov/
- the Embassy web page at https://af.usembassy.gov/
Consular services, including visa services, remain available outside Afghanistan. To locate the nearest U.S. Embassy or Consulate you can go to the official list of embassies from the U.S. Department of State (usembassy.gov)
U.S. citizens should send an email to AfghanistanACS@state.gov with questions or concerns.
Afghan Placement and Assistance (APA) Program:
Information will be shared upon release from the U.S. Department of State and Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR).