Frequently Asked Questions

I am an Afghan or Iraqi, and I want to apply for a visa to America

I have applied for the Special Immigrant Visa, but I have a problem/issue/question

I have applied for the Direct Access Program (often known as IOM), but I have a problem/issue/question

The Direct Access Program / IOM process usually takes 3-5 years.

No One Left Behind is only chartered to work on the Special Immigrant Visa. Though, we may post recommendations for assistance wiht the IOM process on our Facebook page from time to time, so please continue to monitor that page.

The International Refugee Assistance Program (IRAP) may be able to provide you assistance (they cannot make your case go faster). You can email them at info@refugeerights.org. They have a team of lawyers that help cases like yours for free. It may take them up to 6 weeks to respond to your initial email, however, as they take cases in the order they are received.

I am an Afghan or Iraqi SIV holder who is currently in America, and I need assistance

No One Left Behind offers assistance in areas where we have chapters.

To start the process of receiving assistance, please fill out our intake form here: http://nooneleft.org/what-we-do/intake-form/

After you fill out the intake form, please email the following email address(es) based on your geographic location:

If not listed below – info@nooneleft.org

Washington, DC (including Virginia and Maryland) – mica@nooneleft.org, justin@nooneleft.org, and keith@nooneleft.org

Rochester, NY – Ellen@nooneleft.org

Chicago, IL –  jonzidel165@gmail.com

San Diego, CA – mmakowski@nooneleft.org

Sacramento, CA – communityalliance@yahoo.com

Denver, CO – wpridy1@gmail.com

Omaha, NE – davidlemoine1951@gmail.com

San Francisco, CA (including the East Bay area) – carol@nooneleft.org and marge@nooneleft.org

Alabama – trevor@nooneleft.org

Boston, MA – brad@nooneleft.org

I am an Iraqi or Afghan in America who is trying to bring my wife/husband or other family members to America

No One Left Behind cannot help with this issue.

You should contact an immigration lawyer.

You can also try emailing the International Refugee Assistance Program (IRAP) at info@refugeerights.org. They have a team of lawyers that may be able to help you for free. It may take them up to 6 weeks to respond to your initial email, however, as they take cases in the order they are received.

I am an American (including military veterans) and trying to help an Afghan or Iraqi who I worked with

First, please reference the following SIV application information pages:

Afghanistan: https://travel.state.gov/content/visas/en/immigrate/afghans-work-for-us.html

Iraq***: https://travel.state.gov/content/visas/en/immigrate/iraqis-work-for-us.html

Usually, the best way that you can help is by starting a letter writing campaign to Members of Congress by following our instructions here: http://nooneleft.org/what-we-do/operation-lost-in-translation/

If you have additional questions or need further guidance, you can contact jason@nooneleft.org

*** Note: The Special Immigrant Visa program is closed to new applicants from Iraq. Iraqis who have an affiliation with America need to apply to this program: https://www.state.gov/j/prm/releases/factsheets/2016/254650.htm

I am interested in making a donation or volunteering

To make a financial or in-kind (furniture or vehicle) donation, please go to this page: http://nooneleft.org/donate

To volunteer with No One Left Behind, please go to this page: http://nooneleft.org/volunteer

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I am looking for a media contact for No One Left Behind

Please direct all media inquiries to Hannah by emailing hbg@shoestringagency.org 

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