USCIS Announces Relief for Japanese Stranded in US due to Earthquakes and Tsunami

USCIS issued an advisory on Friday, March 11, 2011 that Japanese and other foreign nationals from the Pacific stranded in the U.S. due to the earthquakes and tsunami devastation in the Pacific who have exceeded or are about to exceed their authorized stay in the U.S. may be permitted up to an additional 30 days to depart. Please click here for the advisory alert.

USCIS states that if you are in the U.S. on the Visa Waiver Program (VWP) and you are at the airport, you should contact the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) office at the airport. Otherwise visit your local U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service. Click here to find your local office. Bring your passport, evidence that you are stranded (such as an itinerary for the cancelled flight), and your I-94 departure record.

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