Afghanistan Support (Former and Current Chemonics Employees)

Current employees in transit from Afghanistan, and/or arriving in the United States should immediately notify their Project Management Unit and contact the Afghanistan Information Line. Someone from our HR and project teams will respond to you to coordinate support.

  • E-mail: Chemonics Afghanistan Information Line 2021 (SIVRequest@chemonics.com)
  • Phone Number and WhatsApp: 202-558-5756

SIV and P2 Support
If this inquiry is related to the new Priority-2 designation program, please first review the eligibility criteria below. If you have worked directly with Chemonics for less than one year and want to move forward with the P2 visa, please confirm via SIVRequest@chemonics.com, and we will be in touch with more information and applicable next steps. Information on the program can be found below:

Chemonics has heard from multiple sources that the SIV and P2 review process will continue after August 31. We are working to submit HR Letters and Recommendation letters to you. To assist with this process, please fill out this form: Former Chemonics Afghanistan Staff Assistance. Please do not fill out this form twice – duplicate entries will slow down processing time.

For SIV eligible persons: We received updated guidance from the Departments of State and Defense and will be preparing SIV and HR letters. Chemonics will send you the HR and SIV Recommendation letters as soon as possible. In the interest of time, we do recommend submitting the rest of your paperwork to AfghanSIVApplication@state.gov if we are not getting back to you in a timely manner. Additional SIV guidance and submission instructions are found on the State Department website: https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/us-visas/immigrate/special-immg-visa-afghans-employed-us-gov.html

SIV applicants with questions or seeking updates regarding their SIV application should contact the Department of State Hotline: 1-888-407-4747 (Alternate number: +1 202-501-4444). Additional information can be found at https://www.state.gov/afghanistan-inquiries/.

If you are currently in the SIV process and have received an e-visa, please email SIVRequest@chemonics.com to let us know, and we will update your status accordingly.

All other requests in support of Chemonics employees and their families should be directed to the following and will be addressed in two to three business days:

  • E-mail: Chemonics Afghanistan Information Line 2021 (SIVRequest@chemonics.com)
  • Phone Number and WhatsApp: 202-558-5756

We have also put together this SIV Process Map to outline the SIV process.

Afghanistan Resource Guide
We have consolidated many of the resources and information available about current ways to support friends and family in Afghanistan, as well as visa information to the United States and other countries. Our hope is that this will save some time for those who need the information. We will update this resource regularly.