DoS IG Report – Afghan SIV Program Metrics (Sep 2022)

DoS IG Afghan SIV Metrics Report Sep 2022

A report issued by the Department of State Office of Inspector General has been issued that analyzes the Afghan Special Immigrant Visa (SIV) Program. The publication, Information Report: Afghan Special Immigrant Visa Program Metrics, is dated September 2022 and was released in early October 2022. It is a PDF and is 45 pages long.


  • Summary of Review
  • Objective
  • Background
  • Results
  • Appendices
  • Abbreviations

The ‘Results’ section covers the Afghan SIV process and time allotted to complete each step; Afghan SIV applications received, approved and denied from 2009 through 2021, and the overall average Afghan SIV processing time.

The several appendices cover the purpose, scope, and methodology of the report; congressional request letters, the Afghan SIV application process as of June 2022, Afghan SIV application data, DoS response to this report, and OIG replay to comments from the DoS.

There is also a section for abbreviations and the OIG review team members are listed.


Information Report: Afghan Special Immigrant Visa Program Metrics, Office of Inspector General, United States Department of State, AUD-MERO-22-38, September 2022.