The United States government supports those Afghans who have US immigration cases but are now facing deportation from Pakistan to prevent deportation. The United States government is actively and continuously communicating with the government of Pakistan to protect the approximately 25,000 Afghans who have US immigration cases and are currently in Pakistan awaiting the issuance of US visas from deportation. This guide contains comprehensive information that enables Afghans with US immigration cases to seek guidance and receive support from the US government in Pakistan.
Deportation of Afghans
At the end of October 2023, with the change in the political situation and security conditions in Pakistan, the government of this country decided to deport Afghans. However, those who have actively participated in supporting US goals and objectives in Afghanistan face significant threats upon their return to Afghanistan. To ensure their safety and well-being, people with US immigration files must know their rights and their options.
The US government has asked all countries, including Pakistan, to fulfill their obligations in dealing with refugees and asylum seekers. US government officials have also asked other neighbors of Afghanistan to allow Afghans seeking international support to enter and stay.
Seeking support from the US government's CARE team
Due to recent developments in Afghanistan, the Coordinator for Afghan Relocation Efforts (CARE), through telephone lines and special support channels for Afghans who have a US immigration case and currently reside in Pakistan. have provided their dedicated services. Meanwhile, the Pakistani government has also decided to deport Afghans to Afghanistan. Still, the American CARE team is trying to help these people living in Pakistan who are waiting to receive visas, if necessary, and prevent deportation.
Contact the American CARE team
The American CARE team has created hotlines and a special WhatsApp number to guide and support Afghans with US immigration cases. These channels help people understand their legal options, obtain the necessary documents, and avoid deportation. The contact details of the CARE team are as follows:
Phone number: +1.833.839.0375
WhatsApp number: +1 956.291.4571
Email address: if needed, send the required documents to Travel@CARETravel.com.
People with an immigration case should contact the American CARE team using the provided phone lines or WhatsApp number to receive legal advice. Trained experts will help people understand their specific situation and help them understand the options available to them, including applying for a visa, extending their stay in Pakistan, or exploring other legal avenues.
Contact address of the American embassy and consulates in Pakistan
The US Embassy in Pakistan processes immigration applications to the US. In addition to the CARE team, US immigration case holders can request the cooperation and processing of their cases from US embassies and consulates if necessary.
Embassy of the United States of America in Islamabad
Address: Ramna 5, Diplomatic Area, Islamabad, Pakistan
Phone: +(92)(51) 201-4000 or +(92)(51) 201-5000
Emergency phone after working hours: +(92)(51) 201-4000
Fax: +(92)(51) 282-2632
Consulate General Lahore, Pakistan
Address: 50 Empress Road, Lahore, Pakistan
Phone: +(92)(51) 282-2632
Fax: +4229-4229-3603 (92 42).
Consulate General Karachi, Pakistan
Address: 3,4,5 TPX New Area, Mai Kalachi Road, Karachi, Pakistan
Phone: (92 21) +5000-3527
Fax: (92 21) +2413-3561
People with US immigration files should regularly communicate with the CARE team and other US institutions through phone lines and WhatsApp numbers. This ongoing communication ensures that people receive guidance, support, and up-to-date information about their cases. Any request or question from the CARE team, the American embassy, or the consulate must be answered quickly.
Those American case holders who have received a visa from the US Embassy and are eligible for relocation by the International Organization for Migration (IOM) can contact this organization to cover the costs of tickets or plane tickets, as well as coordination and relocation in America to cooperate. Contact IOM at SIV_OPE@IOM.INT.
If they seek international protection and are eligible to apply for asylum, they must contact UNHCR to register as a refugee.
The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has published information for refugees in Pakistan. This information is available in the Dari and Pashto languages. Information about the services provided to refugees in Pakistan is also available on the UNHCR website.
Contact with charities
Since some American charities support refugees and asylum seekers, especially those who have special US immigration cases, in Pakistan, you can contact them through the following addresses:
Afghan Evac Organization
Additionally, US immigration filers should explore international, national, and local support networks in Pakistan. These networks may include international organizations such as the International Organization for Migration and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, non-governmental organizations, legal aid organizations, or community groups that specialize in helping refugees or migrants. These networks provide resources, advice, and efficient advocacy for people with US immigration cases.
Back to Afghanistan
Those holders of American immigration cases who do not face security challenges upon returning to Afghanistan and those Afghans who have transferred their cases to Pakistan and are now in Afghanistan can transfer their cases to the US Embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan. give
The American Embassy in Afghanistan is currently operating in Doha, Qatar. The CARE team regularly transports the US immigration case holders on special flights from Kabul to Doha, Islamabad, and Albania.
Care of personal information
You and other people with US immigration files must protect your personal information. Sensitive information such as passport numbers, phone numbers, addresses, and other personal details should be kept safe and shared only with trusted people and organizations.
Professional advice and guidance
People with US immigration cases must use professional advice and guidance. Legal advisors, experienced people, and immigration experts will be able to provide accurate and up-to-date information about legal opportunities and solutions related to immigration to America.
You must be aware of the false information on social pages and people of interest, and to protect yourself and your family members, do not pay attention to their incorrect instructions.
In this difficult situation, it is very important to maintain hope, patience, and perseverance. People with US immigration cases should hope for the processing of their cases and try to improve their situation and obtain legal options for immigration to America.
Also, supporting each other and sharing experiences and information among people can strengthen hope and endurance.
Finally, it is recommended that people with US immigration files in Pakistan continuously contact the relevant US agencies, such as the US CARE team, and take advantage of their services and guidance.
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For more information
For more information on immigration, resettlement, education and scholarship programs, and other opportunities available to Afghans worldwide, as well as details on the humanitarian services provided by international organizations in Afghanistan and procedures for obtaining civil documents from governmental institutions, please visit Beporsed's website and social media pages.