Some of you are asking to add to the document. I cannot allow that directly, but if you DM me the details (@tweetsbymaisie), I will verify the information you provide and then add where appropriate. This information is derived from official sources: if your local politician is saying something different to the media, that doesn’t make it policy until there is an established process and implementation. This document is updated frequently, as policies shift.
DO NOT PROCEED TO AIRPORT. MOVE AWAY FROM AIRPORT. ONGOING TERROR ACTIVITY. THE EVACUATION PROCESS HAS NOW ENDED, AND THE AIRPORT IS SEALED.
I urge you to still pursue these options, such that officials in the appropriate states have an accurate understanding of those who are still in need of assistance at this time, regardless of the accelerated drawdown. This will help government officials plan for supplementary attempts to support, reunify and keep you as safe as possible. This information may also be useful for private contractors who can develop pathways out subsequent to 31/08. If we do not have this information; we will not know that extra support and intervention may be required; and it will close off all routes to getting you to safety. This doesn’t end today, or tomorrow. This ends when we have exhausted every resource to help you. I am currently working on a large resource to support people with entering, hiding and leaving Afghanistan through private means. I will post details on how this will be made available to those we can vet at a later date via Twitter.
Any hours listed on the document are in local Kabul time (GMT +4:30).
Map of Taliban Checkpoints (Work in Progress, note there are additional kinetic patrols and checkpoints not marked on the map): https://bit.ly/3xUWwCW
Support Refugees: https://bit.ly/3mbUeNp
HKIA Gates Map: https://bit.ly/3B9F5kf
US Congress/Senate Contacts: https://bit.ly/3msO2Ru
Priority to those who worked with the Government of Canada or the Canadian Armed Forces.
NGO Staff may also apply through this system, with slightly different requirements.
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.
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.
For family members of those who have already moved to Canada.
Afghan nationals who don’t have a durable solution in a third country.
Female leaders, human rights advocates, journalists and people who assisted Canadian journalists, persecuted religious minorities, LGBTI individuals and immediate family members of one of the above.
You cannot apply directly.
Must be referred to Canada for resettlement by the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) or another designated referral organisation; or sponsored privately - for example, by Canadian NGOs, community groups or your family already in Canada with illustrated ability to finance your first year in Canada.
Non-U.S. Citizens awaiting an Immigrant Visa may be processed after US citizens and those with Lawful Permanent Residency.
1-888-407-4747 (domestic calls)
1-202-501-4444 (overseas calls)
Fill the form in for EVERY member of your family. If you have family in the US, ask them to request their Senator reach out to the State Department, and their Congressperson registers their support.
Everyone processing visas (SIV, P-2, P-1, otherwise) should fill out a repatriation form, as they're using this to help organise the flight manifests.
Ensure you enter your EMAIL accurately, and check regularly (including spam). You will not be admitted to the airport if you are unable to show your verified invitation. Bring an external charger.
Afghans with SIV approved or pending status.
For emergencies, call +1-202-501-4444 [email protected]
Have your application number ready.
Note: If you are eligible, but have not started your P-2 application, you can find instructions and support here.
Apply for SIV status here. This is the email for people who need to start applying now: [email protected]
P-1 Status for those at risk due to status as on scholarships to other countries, Fulbrighters, data collectors for researchers/entities.
First: Complete the Excel
Note: Must transit through third country; charter flights may be available (https://docs.google.com/forms/u/1/d/e/1FAIpQLSc5hi-em8I7XBf6Sgr0BXNNScrNK8p6KwW6GsP9OIjm9r3M6Q/viewform?urp=gmail_link)
Email the Excel with a statement of what danger you are in and why; CC anyone you know in the USG or relevant NGOs that can attest to this. Also copy the Embassy Kabul section or agency head who provided concurrence on the P1 referral.
Attach scans of passports, national IDs, birth certificates, and marriage licences
Sample Justification Text
Only submit once.
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.
Have details including your work history, scans of passports and work IDs ready to complete the form. Complete the form PRIOR to contacting anyone for enquiries: they will contact you, they’re working through the list.
Bespoke Settlement Scheme for Afghan nationals most in need who have been forced to flee Afghanistan, including women, girls and children at risk given their particular vulnerability.
This scheme will likely be announced after Aug 31; with one key negotiation point with Taliban being allowing a safe passage out for 20,000 visa recipients.
Appropriate for those at a low-risk of immediate violence or threat from the Taliban; targeting those who will suffer most under their regime in terms of long-run outcomes.
Vulnerable Afghans such as those who are humanitarians, activists, local leaders, NGO workers (Fine to apply even if they have no relationship with the UK).
Current or former Chevening Scholars; People with existing leave or an open application for student, work and family visas; Journalists; Civil society groups for women’s rights; Government Officials; Officials working in counter-terrorism and counter-narcotics.
+44 (0) 2475 389980 (24/7)
Have details including what makes you particularly vulnerable to the Taliban’s rule, the passport of everyone in your party, and contact details. Be patient, this will be an extremely busy service.
Priority being given to Afghans who have worked with France and its operations in the country.
Human rights activists, journalists, artists and intellectuals may also apply.
Note: Not yet any guarantee of family reconciliation requests being processed.
Note: EU state they have completed evacuation of EU employed staff that they intend on removing.
(+33) 01 53 59 11 10
Send an email with the following details:
Full details of those in the party to be evacuated (name, passport nationality, passport number, date of birth, phone number, email address).
Explain your work and why it puts you at enhanced risk. Include documentation, scans of ID, letters from French supervisors, contracts.
Coordinates of your location.
If you have family in France, include their details.
In subject line, explain situation e.g. “Women’s rights activist in Kabul”, “Afghan Family of French Refugee”
Currently prioritising requests from German citizens and their immediate relatives.
Local staff from German organizations/institutions and Afghans with a German residence permit
“We are currently unable to guarantee the evacuation of persons who are only in possession of a German residence permit.” - 19/08
Note: There is a lack of clarity between this policy and the policy below; and statements made to the media have suggested there is a plan to evacuate everyone. That is yet to be properly clarified by German authorities. See here for a good summary. There is also confusion about the German meeting point in HKIA.
Email your details, including work history. Complete the form, and attach it to the email. Be sure to include your date of birth, place of birth, names of all people in the party, as well as their passport numbers and nationality status. Ensure you include a phone number and email address.
If you don’t get an error message, it’s gone through. Germans will only contact those they plan to evacuate. They are reaching out by phone.
They are looking at options to process those who worked with the German government or military are prioritised, local staff of