Today, the Department of is announcing a Priority 2 (P-2) designation granting U.S. Refugee Admissions Program (USRAP) access for certain Afghan nationals & their eligible family members.

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The U.S. Objective remains a peaceful, secure Afghanistan. However, in light of increased levels of Taliban violence, the U.S. Government is working lớn provide certain Afghans, including those who worked with the United aryannations88.coms, the opportunity for refugee resettlement to the United aryannations88.coms. This designation expands the opportunity khổng lồ permanently resettle in the United aryannations88.coms lớn many thousands of Afghans & their immediate family members who may be at risk due to lớn their U.S. Affiliation but who are not eligible for a Special Immigrant Visa (SIV) because they did not have qualifying employment, or because they have not met the time-in-service requirement to become eligible. Access to the USRAP is a critical mechanism khổng lồ provide protection for these individuals.

Individuals Eligible for the P-2 Program:

Afghans who work or worked for a U.S. Government-funded program or project in Afghanistan supported through a U.S. Government grant or cooperative agreement1;Afghans who are or were employed in Afghanistan by a U.S.-based truyền thông media organization or non-governmental organization.

Afghans và their eligible family members (spouse and children of any age, whether married or unmarried) can be referred to lớn the P-2 program by a U.S. Government agency. For non-governmental organizations (NGO) and media organizations that were not funded by the U.S. Government, but are headquartered in the United aryannations88.coms, the senior-most U.S. Citizen employee of that organization may make a referral. Note: Effective January 31, 2022, 5pm Eastern, the instructions for submitting these types of referrals have changed. Please visit to reviews the updated instructions.

P-2 Program for Afghan Nationals: 

The Department of has designated certain categories of Afghan nationals as having access khổng lồ the USRAP by virtue of their circumstances & apparent need for resettlement.To manage the P-2 program for Afghan nationals, the Department’s Bureau of Population, Refugees, & Migration (PRM) created a USRAP Afghan Referrals Workgroup comprised of federal agencies to refer individuals directly lớn the USRAP.If an individual is not eligible for the P-2 program, he or she may be eligible for the Priority 1 (P-1) program by virtue of their circumstances & apparent need for resettlement. Individuals may be referred to the P-1 program by the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), a U.S. Embassy, or a designated NGO.

Background on the USRAP:

The U.S. Refugee Admissions Program (USRAP) is managed by PRM in cooperation with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), và the Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR).There are currently three categories of individuals who may access the USRAP, known as “priorities.” Once cases receive access lớn the USRAP, they undergo the same processing steps, including extensive security vetting.Priority 1: Individual cases referred by designated entities (an Embassy, designated NGO or the UNHCR) khổng lồ the program by virtue of their circumstances và apparent need for resettlement.Priority 2: Groups of special concern designated by the Department of as having access to the program by virtue of their circumstances & apparent need for resettlement.Priority 3: Individual cases granted access for purposes of reunification with family members already in the United aryannations88.coms.

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<1> *Note: Afghans who work/worked for sub-contractors and sub-grantees do not qualify for the P-2 program, though they may have access to USRAP through a P-1 Embassy referral (if well-known to lớn an Embassy direct-hire American ) or through a referral from UNHCR or a designated NGO.