American Citizens, Lawful Permanent Residents

  • Legally permitted to enter the US
  • Lawful Permanent Resident (LPR) – Green Card holders
  • No benefits provided upon return home beyond any existing entitlements LPRs may have received through SIV process

Approved Special Immigrant Visas (SIVs)

  • Legally permitted to enter the US
  • May transit through an overseas military base depending on means of transportation out of Afghanistan
  • Eligible for up to 5 years of resettlement benefits through Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR)
  • Assigned resettlement agency is responsible for providing initial services, including housing, furnishings, food, clothing, orientation, and assistance with access to social, medical and employment services

SIV-Eligible, P1/P2-Eligible, Humanitarian Parolees (HP)

  • Most evacuees entering US who are SIV/P1/P2-eligible have begun application process
  • Robust biometric and biographic security screenings prior to entering the US
  • Once HP is granted, they are legally allowed to be in the US
  • SIV/P1/P2 application process will continue while on HP; immigration status will be amended following conclusion of process/receipt of visa
  • HPs are not eligible for resettlement benefits through Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR); however resettlement agencies are working with the Administration to provide some limited services