July 1, 2013

USCIS Provides Relief For Japanese and Pacific Nationals Stranded Because of Japan Earthquake

The USCIS is providing special procedures, extensions and dispensations for Japanese nationals and other Pacific nationals that are stranded due to the March 11, 2011 Japan earthquake and Japan tsunami.

If you are travelling or visiting in the U.S. and have exceeded your stay, or are about to exceed your length of stay authorized by your visa – there are special instructions that you must follow, depending on your situation and circumstances.

Japan Earthquake

Massive 8.9 magnitude earthquake hits Japan and strands Japanese nationals in the US.

Japan Tsunami

Further damage occurred because of the tsunami that followed the earthquake.

Depending on your situation, you may be able to have your authorized stay extended for an additional 30 days.

For more information, visit this USCIS Special Update.

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