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Immigration Law

USCIS Policy Alert: Legislative Changes and Transition Affecting Afghan and Iraqi Special Immigrant Visas

USCIS, July 20, 2022

"U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is issuing policy guidance in the USCIS Policy
Manual on the transition of the responsibility to adjudicate certain Afghan special immigrant visa
(SIV) petitions to the U.S. Department of State (DOS) and to incorporate other changes to the
Afghan and Iraqi SIV classifications resulting from the Emergency Security Supplemental
Appropriations Act of 2021."