Invitation to Training on Afghan Arrival Categories, Documentation, and Verification Through SAVE

On August 29, 2021, President Biden directed the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to lead and coordinate ongoing efforts across the federal government to support vulnerable Afghans, including those who worked alongside us in Afghanistan for the past two decades, as they safely resettle in the United States.  

While RBD is not offering training on this topic, HUD recently announced that the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) are holding two training sessions for HUD staff and HUD grantees only (Public Housing Agencies and HUD-assisted Multifamily owners and property managers) regarding the Afghan arrivals who have entered the U.S. through Operation Allies Welcome (OAW).  

OAW is an ongoing effort across the federal government, led by the Department of Homeland Security, to support vulnerable Afghans as they safely resettle in the United States. 

USCIS administers the Systematic Alien Verification for Entitlements (SAVE) program, an online service that allows owner/agents to verify an applicant’s or resident’s immigration or citizenship status. 

The training will provide information and resources regarding Afghan Arrival categories, federal benefits they may be eligible for, documentation that they may present when applying for benefits, and how to verify their immigration status or parole using SAVE. 

Register for one or both training sessions below:

Additional information about the registration process:

  1. After clicking on the registration link, you will be directed to the registration page.
  2. You will be asked to sign up for updates or to access your subscriber preferences. Please enter your email address and select “Submit.”
  3. Select “Subscriber Preferences.”
  4. Select the “Questions” tab.
  5. Provide your location, organization name and organization type (if applicable).
  6. Complete the questions and select “Submit.”
  7. You will receive a confirmation email with additional information including how to submit questions in advance. 

If you have any questions, or if you have not received a confirmation email within three business days, please email USCIS at Indicate in the subject line if you have registered for Session 1 or Session 2 of the Afghan Arrival Categories and Documentation Training. 

These training sessions supplement the monthly trainings offered by the USCIS SAVE program for current and prospective SAVE users. Please attend one of these monthly trainings and/or be familiar with the SAVE prior to attending these OAW-specific trainings. For more information about the SAVE program and to view its monthly training schedule, please visit

Please note that USCIS and HUD will not record the training or distribute a copy of the presentation. However, much of the training content is available in the USCIS SAVE OAW Fact Sheet

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