Special Update On Japan Earthquake:
March 11, 2011
Relief for Japanese and Other Nationals from the Pacific Stranded due to the Earthquakes and Tsunami
As part of the humanitarian relief efforts by the White House, USCIS announced today a special advisory that grants affected travellers additional 30 days to depart from the US.
Specifically, this advisory is for Japanese and other foreign nationals from the Pacific stranded in the United States due to the earthquakes and tsunami devastation. If you have exceeded or are about to exceed your authorized stay in the U.S. you may be permitted up to an additional 30 days to depart.
For visitors traveling under the Visa Waiver Program (VWP):
- If you are at an airport, contact the U.S. Customs and Border Protection office at the airport
- All others, please visit the local U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services office
For visitors traveling under a nonimmigrant visa:
- Visit the local U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services office
- Bring your passport, evidence that you are stranded (such as an itinerary for the cancelled flight), and your I-94 departure record
For additional immigration relief options, please visit the Special Situations Web page.
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