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Evacuation From Afghanistan Information

The Consular Section of the U.S. Embassy in Kabul has closed. The security situation in Kabul is changing quickly and the situation at the airport is deteriorating rapidly. The U.S. Embassy released a security notice advising U.S. citizens to shelter in place after reports of the airport taking fire. U.S. citizens should not travel to the Embassy or the airport at this time.

U.S. citizens needing assistance to depart Afghanistan should register for any option that might be identified to return to the United States by completing this Repatriation Assistance Request for each traveler in their group as soon as possible, to facilitate travel when the situation permits.  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. Citizens must complete this form even if they’ve previously submitted their information to the U.S. Embassy in Kabul. 

Applicants for Special Immigrant Visas notified of eligibility for travel to the United States through Operation Allies Refuge should wait for further instructions.  Administrative processing of Special Immigrant Visas will continue, and applicants will continue to be notified about the status of their cases.

Visa and passport appointments at the Embassy have been canceled, and passports that were in the Embassy’s possession have been destroyed.  At this time, it is not possible to provide any further visa services in Afghanistan.