EXIT SOS – Afghanistan

Updated 12:00 GMT 20 September (15:00 Kabul time) 20 September 2021. REFRESH YOUR BROWSER TO HAVE THE LATEST UPDATE.

This information was first published 19 August 2021 by Giji Gya with information compiled by Charlemagne Gomez. Updates will be added from official sources and time & date indicated for each country update as received.

**UPDATE 20 September 2021.

This page will continue to be updated with information on visas. See by country below.
د ویزو په اړه معلوماتو سره په منظم ډول تازه کیږي. لاندې د هیواد له مخې وګورئ.

How to leave Afghanistan. This is an unofficial list of information and contacts. Please contact the emails given or see the details in the links. Please check with the relevant country contacts below regarding updates on the airport situation. A-Z list by country that you have worked with / wish to leave to.

څنګه افغانستان پریږدو؟ دا د معلوماتو او اړیکو غیر رسمي لیست دی. مهرباني وکړئ ورکړل شوي بریښنالیکونو سره اړیکه ونیسئ یا په لینکونو کې توضیحات وګورئ. مهرباني وکړئ د هوایی ډګر وضعیت په اړه تازه معلوماتو په اړه لاندې د اړوند هیواد اړیکو سره چیک کړئ. د هیواد له مخې د A-Z لیست چې تاسو ورسره کار کړی / پریښودل یې غواړئ.

Update 22:37 GMT 23 August 2021
Follow this link for steps on how to apply for a visa if you worked with the following countries: USA, UK, Canada, Germany, Netherlands, India

د ویزې لپاره غوښتنلیک څرنګوالي په اړه د ګامونو لپاره دا لینک تعقیب کړئ که تاسو لاندې هیوادونو سره کار کړی وي: متحده ایالات ، انګلستان ، کاناډا ، جرمني ، هالنډ ، هند.



Update 20 August:
REQUIREMENTS FOR: Afghani situation -Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT)-Australia. Provide the following information to DFAT: Afghanistan / relationships with Australia / whether they have visas / have applied for visas etc.

At this stage this may only be a statistics collection exercise, possibly to be used for logistical considerations

HOW / WHO TO CONTACT: The email to use is: foreign.minister@dfat.gov.au

WHAT TO DO: Include details of visa, copies of any ID documents, contact number and / or email for Afghanistan AND Australia. 

18 August 2021 https://www.homeaffairs.gov.au/news-subsite/Pages/2021-Aug/afghanistan-statement.aspx
Apply for a visa https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au/visas/getting-a-visa/visa-finder/refugee-and-humanitarian

Australian Citizens: AUS citizens in Kabul should have been at the North Gate of HKIA (8pm 17/08 in GMT+4:30) for evacuation via Hercules aircraft. Immediately contact staff if you did not make it at +61 2 62613305, or via text on +61 421 269 080. As at 18 August, current understanding is that the jet will remain at Al-Dhafra, UAE until Australian officials can confirm all evacuations are complete: reach out fast!


UPDATE 22:40 GMT 23 August 2021.

Do you have Belgian family members or Belgian acquaintances in Afghanistan who wish to leave the country? Contact the Crisis Centre of the FPS Foreign Affairs at telephone number +32 2 501 4000 (Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.).
Avez-vous des membres de votre famille belge ou des connaissances belges en Afghanistan qui souhaitent quitter le pays ? Contactez le Centre de crise du SPF Affaires étrangères au numéro de téléphone +32 2 501 4000 (du lundi au vendredi de 9h à 20h, samedi et dimanche de 10h à 17h).
Heeft u Belgische familieleden of Belgische kennissen in Afghanistan die het land willen verlaten? Neem contact op met het Crisiscentrum van de FOD Buitenlandse Zaken op het telefoonnummer +32 2 501 4000 (maandag tot vrijdag van 9u tot 20u, zaterdag en zondag van 10u tot 17u).

REQUIREMENTS FOR: Afghan citizens or residents who worked with the Belgian military, embassy or related missions: formally, through contractors or as ‘fixers’ may be considered for humanitarian visas.
EXIGENCES POUR : Les citoyens afghans ou les résidents qui ont travaillé avec l’armée belge, l’ambassade ou des missions connexes : formellement, par l’intermédiaire d’entrepreneurs ou en tant que « fixateurs » peuvent être considérés pour des visas humanitaires.
+92 300 855 02 27

Email your details, including work history and ID. Ensure you include a phone number and email address.
Envoyez vos coordonnées par e-mail, y compris votre historique de travail et votre pièce d’identité. Assurez-vous d’inclure un numéro de téléphone et une adresse e-mail.


UPDATE: 14h10 GMT 21 August 2021.
REQUIREMENTS FOR: Refugee applications for vulnerable persons (20’000 quota announced).
For others, priority to those who worked with the Government of Canada or the Canadian Armed Forces. NGO staff may also apply, with slightly different requirements.


1) Seeking refugee application/reunited with family outside Afghanistan: IRCC.SituationAfghanistan.IRCC@cic.gc.ca

2a) Those who worked with Canadian government/Armed Forces and 2b) NGO staff: Canada-Afghanistan@international.gc.ca

1) For vulnerable refugees from Afghanistan. See here: https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/services/refugees/afghanistan/special-measures.html

2a) If you worked with the Government of Canada/Armed Forces: Email your details. Full name, date of birth, email address, phone number, description of the work you did with the Government of Canada or the Canadian Armed Forces including job title, ID number, points of contact who are Canadian nationals; and your Tazkira number.

2b) NGO staff should establish (with documentation where possible) a link between a GAC project/GAC official staff member (ie: an email chain with a rep) and a recommendation letter/statement of appointment from the NGO which must list the projects worked on and the scope of employment with that particular NGO. Applicants should aim to provide Canadian references from the same org.


General updates:

Canadian Citizens: If you need assistance to leave Afghanistan, please contact the government on sos@international.gc.ca, or by phone at +1 613 996 8885. You can also text +1 613 686 3658.
(The Canadian Embassy in Afghanistan has temporarily suspended its operations.)


REQUIREMENTS FOR: Entry for Chinese citizens and visa holders. Processes may be delayed due to a local stay-at-home order given to Chinese nationals. Emergency papers available for nationals married to Chinese citizens.

+93 20 210 2545 (Kabul)

WHAT TO DO: Proceed as you would normally apply for a visa; expect delays, more appropriate for medium to low risk applicants.

Czech Republic

REQUIREMENTS FOR: Afghan citizens who previously worked for the Ministry of Defense of the Czech Republic affiliated entities, including interpreters and their families.


Email your details, including work history. Ensure you include a phone number and email address. The Czech Republic has previously asked that those they are assisting are within reach of the airport. Be sure to highlight your location to them.


REQUIREMENTS FOR: those covered by the 2013 Interpreters Act. This includes those who assisted the Danish effort in Afghanistan and who are directly menaced or Imperilled as a result of having assisted the Danish effort. Will include immediate family, the local employee’s spouse / cohabitant and unmarried children under the age of 18, as well as anyone you are responsible for e.g. a more distant disabled family member.

Danish Embassy in Kabul (kblamb@um.dk)
Danish Embassy in Islamabad (isbamb@um.dk)
Danish Military for Interpreter Requests (interpreters@mil.dk)

Email your details, including work history. Ensure you include a phone number and email address.


Finnish Citizens: If you are in Afghanistan, and did not file a travel registration form prior to arriving/have not contacted the embassy, you should immediately contact them on +358 9 1605 5555 or by e-mail at paivystys.um@formin.fi . The Finnish Ministry of Foreign Affairs believes they have made contact with all Finnish citizens; so if you have not heard from them – contact them immediately.


REQUIREMENTS FOR: All visa requests of Afghan nationals and third countries must be submitted to the French Embassy in New Delhi or Teheran, at your convenience.
EXIGENCES POUR : Toutes les demandes de visa des ressortissants afghans et des pays tiers doivent être soumises à l’Ambassade de France à New Delhi ou à Téhéran, à votre convenance.

For all visa requests in Teheran, please check the following site : https://ir.ambafrance.org/Demander-un-visa-pour-la-France-en-Iran 
For all visa requests in New Delhi, please check the following site : https://in.ambafrance.org/Applying-for-a-French-visa-in-India

WHAT TO DO: See the above links. QUE FAIRE : Voir les liens ci-dessus.


On case-by-case basis, requests based on a verbal note from MOFA along with official passports could be received.
After evaluating the ongoing COVID-19 situation and many uncertainties evolving over the next coming weeks, we might be oblige to reduce the activities of our consular section / visa section.
Temperature controls will be systematically carried out before entering the embassy.
This decision reflects our best judgment for managing risk and unknowns in the coming weeks.
We apologize for any inconvenience this has caused/will cause, and hope you can join us on the rescheduled date.
Au cas par cas, des demandes basées sur une note verbale du MOFA ainsi que des passeports officiels pourraient être reçues.
Après avoir évalué la situation actuelle du COVID-19 et de nombreuses incertitudes évoluant au cours des prochaines semaines, nous pourrions être obligés de réduire les activités de notre section consulaire / section des visas.
Des contrôles de température seront systématiquement effectués avant d’entrer dans l’ambassade.
Cette décision reflète notre meilleur jugement pour gérer les risques et les inconnues dans les semaines à venir.
Nous nous excusons pour tout inconvénient que cela a causé/causera, et espérons que vous pourrez nous rejoindre à la date reportée.


UPDATE 21:30 GMT 21 August 2021
REQUIREMENTS FOR: local staff from German organizations / institutions and Afghans with a German residence permit. Those who worked with the German government or military are prioritised, also valuable for those who have engaged in EU-funded human rights activities in Afghanistan. د آلمان د سازمانونو یا ادارو څخه د ځایی کارمندانو لپاره ، او د آلمان د اوسیدو جواز لرونکي افغانانو لپاره. هغه څوک چې د آلمان حکومت یا اردو سره کار کوي لومړیتوب لري. همدارنګه د هغو کسانو لپاره چې په افغانستان کې د EU لخوا تمویل شوي بشري حقونو فعالیتونو کې بوخت دي.
VORAUSSETZUNGEN FÜR: lokales Personal von deutschen Organisationen / Institutionen und Afghanen mit deutschem Aufenthaltstitel. Diejenigen, die mit der deutschen Regierung oder dem Militär zusammengearbeitet haben, werden bevorzugt, was auch für diejenigen wertvoll ist, die sich an EU-finanzierten Menschenrechtsaktivitäten in Afghanistan beteiligt haben.

HOW / WHO TO CONTACT: 040.krise19@diplo.de

WHAT TO DO: send an email to:
names of all persons
dates of birth
passport numbers
contact (cell phone, email, etc.)
Your work history.

WAS ZU TUN IST: Senden Sie eine E-Mail an:
Namen aller Personen
Kontakt (Handy, E-Mail, etc.)
Ihr beruflicher Werdegang.

German nationals, please contact: 0049 (0)30 1817 1000 or 0049 (0)30 5000 1000

Updates: https://www.auswaertiges-amt.de/de/aussenpolitik/afghanistan/2477396


Hungarian Citizens: The Hungarian government at this time is not confident in their assessment of the number, geographical distribution or status of its nationals in Afghanistan. You should contact them to ensure they are aware of your location, contact details and passport information at +36-1-458-1178 or +36-1-458-1253, or via email at mission.isl@mfa.gov.hu .


REQUIREMENTS FOR: Those who are of Indian heritage, nationality or hold citizenship; as well as Shi’a and other minorities including Hazara, Hindus and Sikhs who face increased risk from Taliban. Afghan applicants are currently having their visa requests expedited.
د دې لپاره اړتیاوې: هغه څوک چې د هندي میراث ، تابعیت یا تابعیت لري؛ په بیله بیا شیعه او نور اقلیتونه پشمول هزاره ، هندوان او سیکان چې د طالبانو له ډیر خطر سره مخ دي. افغان غوښتونکي دا مهال د ویزې غوښتنې ګړندۍ کوي.

+91 97 17 78 5379
+91 11 49 01 6783
+91 11 49 01 6784
+91 11 49 01 6785
WhatsApp number: +91 8010611290


WHAT TO DO: Send an email. Include your documentation that demonstrates status, and contact details, as well as your location. څه باید وکړو: بریښنالیک واستوئ. خپل اسناد پکې شامل کړئ چې وضعیت ښیې ، او د اړیکې توضیحات ، په بیله بیا ستاسو موقعیت.
Apply for a visa via the weblink https://indianvisaonline.gov.in/evisa/Registration


NGO assistance for Sikhs and Hindus, coordinating with Indian Govt:
+91 98107 90373

Indian Citizens: If you remain in Afghanistan, please contact the MEA at +91 9717785379 and by email at MEAHelpdeskIndia@gmail.com. They will coordinate with you to assist your evacuation.


REQUIREMENTS FOR: Will support Shi’a Muslims in exiting the country, though have a significantly reduced diplomatic presence: only Kabul and Herat remain open.
شرایط: برای حمایت از مسلمانان شیعه در خروج از کشور ، اگرچه حضور دیپلماتیک آنها به میزان قابل توجهی کاهش یافته است: فقط کابل و هرات باز هستند.

+93 20 210 1391 97 (Kabul)
+93 40220 013
+93 40 225 821 / 0 (Herat)

WHAT TO DO: Proceed as you would normally apply for a visa; process may be expedited.


Irish Citizens: Any citizen in Afghanistan in need of assistance can contact the Irish Embassy in Abu Dhabi by Telephone at +971 (0) 24958200, or use the contact form (https://www.dfa.ie/irish-embassy/uae/contact-us/). The Irish Embassy in the UAE is the accredited location for Afghanistan at this time.


REQUIREMENTS FOR: Afghans or other residents of Afghanistan who are Jewish may apply for assistance.

+972 (0) 25 30 3155


Ensure you include a reachable phone number and email address. Include your exact location (coordinates for ease).


REQUIREMENTS FOR: Afghan citizens who previously worked for the Italian Embassy and Mission in Afghanistan.
REQUISITI PER: Cittadini afgani che hanno precedentemente lavorato per l’Ambasciata e Missione italiana in Afghanistan.


Email your details, including work history. Ensure you include a phone number and email address.
COSA FARE: inviare via e-mail i tuoi dettagli, inclusa la cronologia lavorativa. Assicurati di includere un numero di telefono e un indirizzo email.


REQUIREMENTS FOR: Ethnic Kazakhs may apply for entry permits and visas, depending on existing documentation, at the Embassy, which remains open though operated by a significantly reduced number of staff.

+93 20 230 05 52
+93 78 755 50 11

WHAT TO DO: Proceed as you would normally apply for a visa; expect delays, more appropriate for medium to low risk applicants. By appointment only.


Kazakh Citizens: The Embassy and MFA currently state that they have successfully evacuated all Kazakhstan nationals in Afghanistan. If this is not the case, and you need assistance, reach out to them at kezekshi@mfa.kz; or by phone on +7 (7172) 72 01 11.


Nepalese Citizens: Nepalese in Afghanistan are requested to register themselves at http://mofa.gov.np/registration, they can also contact MOFA at +977-9749326458 and +977-9749326459 (Viber and WhatsApp). Nepalese may also contact the accredited Nepal Mission at New Delhi on +91 8929601925. The government will assist in locating and coordinating evacuation flights.


REQUIREMENTS FOR: Those who worked with the Netherlands are prioritised, also valuable for those who have engaged in EU-funded human rights activities in Afghanistan. Expected to include female journalists and humanitarians soon, due to a parliamentary vote. Details forthcoming.
VEREISTEN VOOR: Degenen die met Nederland hebben gewerkt hebben prioriteit, ook waardevol voor degenen die zich hebben ingezet voor door de EU gefinancierde mensenrechtenactiviteiten in Afghanistan. Naar verwachting zullen er binnenkort vrouwelijke journalisten en humanitaire hulpverleners zijn, vanwege een parlementaire stemming. Details volgen.

+31 247 247 247
(WhatsApp) +31 6 82388055

Email your details, including work history. Ensure you include a phone number and email address.
E-mail uw gegevens, inclusief werkgeschiedenis. Zorg ervoor dat u een telefoonnummer en e-mailadres vermeldt.

New Zealand

REQUIREMENTS FOR: People who helped the NZDF, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, or gave assistance to the Operation Burnham inquiry. This includes contractors. Their families, partners and children can be included in the request to leave.

nzembassytehran@hotmail.co.nz (Embassy in Iran is accredited for Afghanistan)

Email an explanation demonstrating your eligibility, supporting documentation, a copy of the passport (or other form of photo ID) for each individual and their immediate family covered by this request. Be sure to include contact details, including phone number and location (coordinates preferred due to challenge of mapping Afghanistan).


**emergency visas for journalists, NGO staff and diplomats – Pakistan**

UPDATE: 15H GMT 21 August 2021
REQUIREMENTS FOR: Processing expedited visas and consular services for those who would ordinarily be eligible to enter Pakistan. Will issue emergency visas for journalists, NGO staff and diplomats. You can walk in to the Embassy to get these visas; no appointment necessary.

پا کستان هیواد بیړنی ویزی د ژورنالستانو ، غیر دولتی کارمندانو او ډيپلوماتو دپاره 

هغه ویزی چی ډیر زر اجرا کیږی او مشوره کوونکی خدمات دهغه وړ کسانو دپاره چی په عادی توګه غواړی پاکستان ته داخل شی. بیړنی ویزی به یوازی هغه ژورنالستانو ، غیر دولتی کارمندانو او ډيپلوماتانو ته ورکړل شی.تاسی کوالی شی چی د سفارت په طرف لاړشی ، هیس کوم یو ملاقات یا انتظار ته ضرورت نشته

څه باید وکی: که چیری تاسی ویزه لری، پاسپورټ او خپل تذکره لا زان سره ولری.که چیری تاسی مخکی نه د پاکستان هوایی پرواز دپاره ټکټ اخیستی وی .ستاسی هوایی پرواز به مخکی لاړ شی مګر د تورخم ځمکي لا لاری نه . سفارت به ددی په اړه تاسی ته بشپړ معلومات درکی. 

تقاضے: ان لوگوں کے لیے تیزی سے ویزا اور قونصلر خدمات پر کارروائی جو عام طور پر پاکستان میں داخل ہونے کے اہل ہوں گے۔ صحافیوں ، این جی او کے عملے اور سفارت کاروں کے لیے ہنگامی ویزے جاری کریں گے۔ آپ ویزا حاصل کرنے کے لیے سفارت خانے میں جا سکتے ہیں۔ کوئی تقرری ضروری نہیں
متطلبات: معالجة التأشيرات والخدمات القنصلية العاجلة لأولئك الذين سيكونون مؤهلين عادةً لدخول باكستان. سيصدر تأشيرات طارئة للصحفيين وموظفي المنظمات غير الحكومية والدبلوماسيين. يمكنك الذهاب إلى السفارة للحصول على هذه التأشيرات ؛ لا يوجد موعد ضروري.

EXIGENCES POUR : Traiter les visas accélérés et les services consulaires pour ceux qui seraient normalement éligibles pour entrer au Pakistan. Délivrera des visas d’urgence pour les journalistes, le personnel des ONG et les diplomates. Vous pouvez vous rendre à l’ambassade pour obtenir ces visas ; aucun rendez-vous nécessaire.

Visa Officer: (+93) 70 072 8627
Visa Assistance: (+93) 78 632 4769
Ambassador’s Office: (+93) 70 730 0900

WHAT TO DO: Have your passport and national ID ready. If you have been booked on a flight to Pakistan; your flight will go ahead in the form of a land-border crossing via Torkham. The Embassy will provide details.


Philipino Citizens: The Philippines have issued a mandatory evacuation order. Any citizens currently in Afghanistan must make contact with the government. This can be done either through Whatsapp/Viber: +923335244762; or by reaching out to the accredited embassy in Pakistan. Their details are isbpeatn@gmail.com. You may also use the Facebook Messaging service, https://www.facebook.com/atnofficers.islamabadpe or https://www.facebook.com/OFWHelpPH. These messages are being reviewed 24/7.


Romanian Citizens: Foreign Ministry strongly recommends that you contact the Embassy in Islamabad, the accredited embassy, as a matter of urgency. You can phone +92 51 843 6662, +92 51 8441476, +92 51 8436601, or +92 51 8436602. You may also email contact@informatiiconsulare.ro, or use the online contact form: https://www.econsulat.ro/.

South Africa

South African Citizens: Contact (+27) 012 351 1000 or (+92) 304 371 1869, and email your details to islamabad.consular@dirco.gov.za for assistance in departing Afghanistan. Consular matters are being managed by the High Commission in Pakistan at this time, but they have some technical limitations at the moment. As such, ensure you also contact the DIRCO Consular Section at Head Office by email: cicc1@dirco.gov.za.


REQUIREMENTS FOR: Afghan citizens who previously worked for the Spanish military and embassy operations in Afghanistan, including interpreters and their families.

+93 202 310 406 (Cannot at this time confirm as still in operation)

Email your details, including work history. Ensure you include a phone number and email address.


REQUIREMENTS FOR: Afghan citizens who previously worked for the Swedish Armed Forces or Swedish Embassy.


Put ‘Contact 2021’ in the subject line to the above email address.
Email your details, including work history. Ensure you include a phone number and email address.

Switzerland / Suisse / Schweiz

REQUIREMENTS FOR: Afghan citizens who previously worked for the Swiss government, even where contracted through agencies. Swiss confirmed they will only take small numbers, restricted to those they employed.
EXIGENCES POUR: Citoyens afghans qui ont déjà travaillé pour le gouvernement suisse, même lorsqu’ils ont été contractés par l’intermédiaire d’agences. Les Suisses ont confirmé qu’ils n’en prendraient qu’un petit nombre, limité à ceux qu’ils employaient.
VORAUSSETZUNGEN FÜR: Afghanische Staatsbürger, die zuvor für die Schweizer Regierung gearbeitet haben, auch wenn sie von Agenturen beauftragt wurden. Swiss bestätigte, dass sie nur eine kleine Anzahl von Personen aufnehmen werden, die auf die von ihnen beschäftigten Personen beschränkt sind.

doha@eda.admin.ch (Kabul staff are in Doha. Le personnel de Kaboul est à Doha. Kabuler Mitarbeiter sind in Doha)

Email your work details including your work history. Ensure you include a phone number and email address.
Envoyez par e-mail les détails de votre travail, y compris votre historique de travail. Assurez-vous d’inclure un numéro de téléphone et une adresse e-mail.
Senden Sie Ihre Arbeitsdetails, einschließlich Ihres Arbeitsverlaufs, per E-Mail. Stellen Sie sicher, dass Sie eine Telefonnummer und eine E-Mail-Adresse angeben.


REQUIREMENTS FOR: Entry via third countries remains possible; with some limited border flow anticipated to be available: only to those who would normally be eligible for a Tajik visa. Processes are delayed. Ethnic Tajiks encouraged to apply.

Kabul: tajembkabul@mfa.tj +93 784 098 355
Fayzabad: faizobod_ctj@mail.ru +93 793 267 245
Kunduz: consultjkunduz@gmail.ru +93 79 826 5872
Mazar: krt_mazar@yahoo.com +93 79 944 8301

Proceed as you would normally apply for a visa; expect delays, more appropriate for medium to low risk applicants.


REQUIREMENTS FOR: Turkey is processing expedited visas and providing consular services for those of Turkish origin or ancestry, who would ordinarily be able to apply.
Türkiye, normalde başvuruda bulunabilecek Türk kökenli veya soyundan gelenler için hızlandırılmış vizeleri işleme koymakta ve konsolosluk hizmetleri sunmaktadır.

+93 79 782 82 83 (Kabul)
+93 79 840 11 77 (Mazar)
+93 79 182 79 76 (Herat)
+90 312 292 2929 (MOFA Call Centre)

Proceed as you would normally apply for a visa; process may be expedited.
Normalde vize başvurusu yaptığınız gibi devam edin; süreç hızlandırılabilir.


REQUIREMENTS FOR: Afghans who supported the UAE humanitarian work in the country are not regarded to be at high risk; but you may wish to enquire with the staff about potential paperwork to allow for entry on routes to the US if you supported multiple missions.

+93 78 686 8687

WHAT TO DO: Email your details, including work history. Ensure you include a phone number and email address.


UPDATE 11:10 GMT 25 August 2021

Consular hotline: +44 (0)20 7008 0999 fcdo.correspondence@fcdo.gov.uk (put ‘urgent consular’ in the subject line).
If you need assistance, call +44 (0)1908 516666 and select the option ‘Consular services for British nationals’. or email help@fco.gov.uk
See the UK Afghanistan travel advice ( https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/afghanistan ) for more information.

Staff from the British embassy cannot travel outside of Kabul due to the security situation; this severely limits the consular assistance offered. It is extremely important that this phone number is used for people to register their need for help, not to ask for updates, which the UK cannot currently provide.

22 August: NEW PAGE https://www.gov.uk/guidance/support-for-british-and-non-british-nationals-in-afghanistan


د افغانستان اړیکې او د مرستې پالیسي (ARAP)
که تاسو په افغانستان کې یو غیر برتانوی تبعه یاست ، یا د دوی د کورنۍ غړی یاست ، او تاسو مرستې ته اړتیا لرئ ،
call +44 (0)24 7538 9980.
تاسو کولی شئ د سهار له 9 بجو څخه تر 11 بجو پورې (د انګلستان وخت GMT) تر 22 اګست پورې تلیفون وکړئ. د اګست له سهار 9 بجو څخه دا شمیره 24/7 شتون لري. توضیحات چمتو کړئ ، پشمول د: ستاسو د پیژندنې سند کې ستاسو بشپړ نوم ، ستاسو د کار تاریخ ، د پاسپورټونو سکینونه او د کار ID (د تذکرې شمیره).
Afghan relocations and assistance policy (ARAP) (https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/afghan-relocations-and-assistance-policy/afghan-relocations-and-assistance-policy-information-and-guidance)

د ویزې برنامه ممکن پراخه شي ترڅو نور فرعي قراردادیان پکې شامل کړي. لاندې ډلې اوس وړ دي (لکه د اګست په 22):

  • اوسني یا پخواني شیونینګ پوهان
  • هغه خلک چې موجوده رخصتۍ لري یا د زده کونکي ، کار او کورنۍ ویزو لپاره خلاص غوښتنلیک
  • ژورنالیستان او هغه څوک چې د برتانیا خبري اژانسونو سره کار کوي
  • د ښځو د حقونو لپاره د مدني ټولنو غړي
  • د افغان حکومت چارواکي
    -هغه چارواکي چې د ترهګرۍ او مخدره توکو پر ضد مبارزه کې کار کوي
  • د خیریه ادارو ، بشردوستانه سازمانونو او نادولتي مؤسسو کارمندان

-> دلته غوښتنه وکړئ: د ARAP آنلاین ځای په ځای کیدو فورمه

Afghan/Non-British: Any current or former Locally Employed Staff assessed to be at serious risk of threat to life will be offered priority relocation to the UK regardless of their employment status, rank or role, or length of time served.

If you are a non-British national in Afghanistan, or their family member, and you need assistance,
call +44 (0)2475 389980.
You can call between 9am and 11pm (GMT UK time) until 22 August. From 9am 23 August the number is available 24/7. Have details ready, including : your full name on your identity document, your work history, scans of passports and work IDs (Tazkira number) .
Afghan relocations and assistance policy (ARAP) (https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/afghan-relocations-and-assistance-policy/afghan-relocations-and-assistance-policy-information-and-guidance)

The visa programme may also be expanded to include other sub-contractors. The following groups are eligible NOW (as at 22 August):
– current or former Chevening Scholars
– people with existing leave or an open application for student, work, and family visas
– journalists and those who worked with British news agencies
– members of civil society groups for womens’ rights
– Afghan government officials
– officials working in counter-terrorism and counter-narcotics
– employees of charities, humanitarian organisations and NGOs

-> APPLY HERE: ARAP online relocation form


زیان منونکي غیر برتانوي اتباع مرستې ته اړتیا لري: که تاسو زیان منونکي یاست او له افغانستان څخه تیښتې ته اړ شوي یاست ، تاسو کولی شئ د افغان اتباعو د بیا میشته کیدو سکیم لاندې په انګلستان کې ځای په ځای شئ.
Vulnerable non-British nationals in need of assistance: If you are vulnerable and have been forced to flee Afghanistan, you may be able to relocate in the UK under the Afghan citizens’ resettlement scheme (https://www.gov.uk/guidance/afghan-citizens-resettlement-scheme)


Most operations at the British Embassy in Kabul are temporarily suspended in response to the deterioration in the security situation. The embassy site has relocated.

The British Embassy Kabul provides a number of free informative notes that can be downloaded and used in place of some certificates which may otherwise be charged for:
Confirmation of British Nationality (PDF, 148KB https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/523867/Confirmation_of_British_Nationality.pdf)
Holder of a British Passport (PDF, 132KB https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/523868/Holder_of_a_British_Passport.pdf)
Visa Recommendations (PDF, 117KB https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/523869/Visa_Recommendations.pdf)


UPDATE 22:00 GMT 25 August 2021.

US Citizens: For repatriation, the State Department emergency line can be reached at +1 202 501 4444 or 1 888 407 4747; or email KabulACS@state.gov. You must find your own way to Kabul airport

Non-US Citizens:

په کابل کې د متحده ایالاتو سفارت کې د ویزې پروسس په اړه تازه معلومات

UPDATE 10:15 GMT 23 August 2021.

I submitted an SIV petition. How do I find out the status of my application? Please see this webpage: https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/us-visas/immigrate/special-immg-visa-afghans-employed-us-gov.html
When the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) approves your I-360 petition and it reaches the National Visa Center (NVC), you will be advised by email and provided with instructions. If you believe that you have an approved petition, but you have not been contacted by NVC, or you have questions about your pending SIV case after the petition has been approved, please email NVC at NVCSIV@state.gov or call 1-603-334-0828 and provide your U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) receipt number, full name, and date of birth. Customer Service Representatives at NVC are available from 7:30 a.m. to midnight (EST). 

ما د SIV غوښتنه وړاندې کړه. زه څنګه کولی شم زما د غوښتنلیک حالت ومومم؟ مهرباني وکړئ دا ویب پاageه وګورئ: https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/us-visas/immigrate/special-immg-visa-afghans-employed-us-gov.html
کله چې د متحده ایالاتو تابعیت او کډوالۍ خدمات (USCIS) ستاسو I-360 غوښتنلیک تصویب کړي او دا د ملي ویزې مرکز (NVC) ته ورسیږي ، تاسو ته به د بریښنالیک له لارې مشوره درکړل شي او لارښوونې به ورکړل شي. که تاسو باور لرئ چې تاسو تصویب شوی غوښتنلیک لرئ ، مګر د NVC لخوا تاسو سره اړیکه نده نیول شوې ، یا د غوښتنلیک تصویب کیدو وروسته ستاسو د SIV قضیې په اړه پوښتنې لرئ ، مهرباني وکړئ NVC ته په NVCSIV@state.gov بریښنالیک وکړئ یا 1-603 ته زنګ ووهئ 334-0828 او ستاسو د متحده ایالاتو تابعیت او کډوالۍ خدمات (USCIS) د رسید شمیره ، بشپړ نوم ، او د زیږون نیټه چمتو کړئ. په NVC کې د پیرودونکو خدماتو استازي د سهار له 7:30 څخه تر نیمې شپې (EST) پورې شتون لري.

TO APPLY FOR A VISA Choose 1) or 2) د ویزې لپاره غوښتنه وکړئ 1) یا 2 غوره کړئ)

1) REQUIREMENTS FOR : Non-U.S. Citizens awaiting an Immigrant Visa may be processed after US citizens and those with Lawful Permanent Residency.
HOW / WHO TO CONTACT: 19:45 GMT 21 August 2021 Afghan nationals who are eligible for the SIV program who have not yet done so, are encouraged to submit one complete application package to the National Visa Center (AfghanSIVapplication@state.gov) to facilitate processing in an expeditious manner. 
WHAT TO DO: Please refer to https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/us-visas/immigrate/special-immg-visa-afghans-employed-us-gov.html for more information IF YOU ARE ELIGIBLE regarding the SIV process and who to contact with questions.

هغه افغان اتباع چې د SIV برنامې لپاره وړ دي چې تر دې دمه یې ندي کړي ، هڅول کیږي چې د غوښتنلیک یوه بشپړه کڅوړه د ملي ویزې مرکز (AfghanSIVapplication@state.gov) ته وسپاري ترڅو په ګړندي ډول پروسس اسانه کړي.
مهرباني وکړئ د نورو معلوماتو لپاره https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/us-visas/immigrate/special-immg-visa-afghans-employed-us-gov.html ته مراجعه وکړئ که تاسو د SIV په اړه مستحق یاست پروسه او څوک چې د پوښتنو سره اړیکه ونیسي.

2) REQUIREMENTS for: Afghans with SIV approved or pending status. هغه افغانان چې د SIV تایید یا پاتې حالت لري.

+1 603 334 0828
For emergencies, call +1 202 501 4444

+1 888 407 4747
+1 703 693 0799

2a) Have your application number ready.


Click on the below for:
Employed by USA: P1 and P2 refugee admission programme

UPDATE 25 August: For inquiries and information regarding P1/P2 referrals for USG partners:
USAID partner staff please contact Mission/development: usaidafghansupportcell@usaid.gov
BHA: AfghanCEDC_Prgrams@usaid.gov

State partners please contact:
PRM: PRMNGOCoordinator@state.gov
INL: INL-Afghan-TaskForce@state.gov
DRL: DRL-SCA-ProgramInfo@state.gov

Assisted the USA: Special Immigrant visa
Family reunification


REQUIREMENTS FOR: Entry via third countries remains possible; with some limited border flow anticipated to be available: only to those who would normally be eligible for an Uzbek visa. Processes are delayed. Ethnic Uzbeks encouraged to apply.

+93 20 250 04 31 (Kabul)
+93 50 200 27 13 (Mazar)

WHAT TO DO: Proceed as you would normally apply for a visa; expect delays, more appropriate for medium to low risk applicants. Appointment only, contact prior to attending.

**UPDATE 25 August, 22:00 GMT. ALERT. BE CAREFUL! Do NOT go to Serena Hotel, there is not a bus from the hotel to the airport. You will be in danger, this is confirmed.
** د اګست 25 ، 22:00 GMT تازه کړئ. خبرتیا. پام ولرئ! سرینا هوټل ته مه ځئ ، له هوټل څخه هوایی ډګر ته بس نشته. تاسو به په خطر کې یاست ، دا تایید شوی. **
Also more contacts for assistance for P1/P2 referrals for US government partners (USAID, BHA, PRM, INL, DRL) for former staff or corporations -> listed under USA section.

**UPDATE 25 August 11:15 GMT. Travel by road throughout the country is extremely dangerous. There have been allegations of people being mistreated on their way to Kabul International Airport. Also false emails to Afghans, directing people that they can receive documents at the airport. PLEASE ENSURE THAT ANY EMAIL IS FROM AN OFFICIAL GOVERNMENT EMAIL (check the part after the @ sign). BE CAREFUL!**
** 25 اګست 11:15 GMT تازه کړئ. په ټول هیواد کې د سړک له لارې سفر خورا خطرناک دی. د کابل نړیوال هوایی ډګر ته د تګ پر مهال له خلکو سره د ناوړه چلند ادعاګانې شوې دي. همدارنګه افغانانو ته غلط بریښنالیکونه ، خلکو ته لارښوونه کوي چې دوی په هوایی ډګر کې اسناد ترلاسه کړي. مهرباني وکړئ ډاډ ترلاسه کړئ چې کوم بریښنالیک د رسمي بریښنالیک څخه دی (د @ نښه وروسته برخه چیک کړئ). پام ولرئ!**

** UPDATE 24 August 22:15 GMT. It seems that most evacuation lists for the UK are closing now (the UK number appears to be working, but is overwhelmed with calls). The US announced today last calls for evacuation via Kabul airport.** If you are still stuck, please try for emergency visas to Pakistan (see below).
** 24 اګست 22:15 GMT تازه کړئ. داسې بریښي چې د انګلستان لپاره د وتلو ډیری لیستونه اوس بند دي (د انګلستان شمیره کار کوي ، مګر د تلیفونونو سره ډوب دی). متحده ایالاتو نن د کابل هوایی ډګر له لارې د وتلو وروستۍ غوښتنې اعلان کړې. ** که تاسو لاهم بند پاتې یاست ، مهرباني وکړئ پاکستان ته د عاجل ویزو لپاره هڅه وکړئ (لاندې وګورئ).

**UPDATE 23 August. It appears that all military assistance for evacuation must leave by the end of August. Please try all the contacts and links below relevant to your country and do not delay.**