Refugee Processing Center


Afghans Granted Humanitarian Parole

Connecting with an Afghan Placement and Assistance Program Resettlement Agency

Afghans granted humanitarian parole who independently depart from a Safe Haven (military base) may wish to access the Afghan Placement and Assistance (APA) Program. To do so, individuals must approach a local APA agency within 90 days of departure from the Safe Haven to request assistance. Afghan parolees may still be eligible for other benefits and programs even without participating in the APA Program.

    • The directory of local APA agencies in each state is linked below. The United States is a large country with many diverse and welcoming cities that have affordable and safe housing, employment opportunities, and strong resettlement services and support.
    • Due to recent high number of arrivals and little to no housing availability in some locations such as Sacramento and Northern Virginia, services may be limited or delayed in these locations.
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About the Refugee Processing Center (RPC)

The Refugee Processing Center (RPC) is operated by the U.S Department of State (DOS) Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration (PRM) in the Rosslyn section of Arlington, Virginia USA. 

At the RPC and at Resettlement Support Centers (RSCs), an interactive computer system called the Worldwide Refugee Admissions Processing System (WRAPS) is used to process and track the movement of refugees from various countries around the world to the U.S. for resettlement under the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program (USRAP).

RPC Mission Statement

The RPC mission is to provide the necessary technical, data and refugee processing support to assist DOS/PRM in achieving its annual U.S. Refugee Admissions Program (USRAP) objectives. RPC will devise and deliver both technical and functional solutions that contribute to effective and efficient refugee processing undertaken by PRM, RSCs, RPC, and PRM partners. These solutions will permit the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program and its partners to respond to dynamic worldwide events with flexibility and adaptability.

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