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):

For visitors traveling under a nonimmigrant visa:

For additional immigration relief options, please visit the Special Situations Web page.

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