Immigration Help for Those Affected by Natural Disasters
USCIS offers immigration services that may help people affected by a natural disaster, such as the recent tornadoes in Kentucky and surrounding states. To seek relief because of a natural disaster, you must still file any regularly required USCIS form(s) for your specific request, and then explain how the natural disaster created a need for the requested relief. The following measures may be available upon request:
- Change or extension of nonimmigrant status if you are currently in the U.S., even if the request is filed after your authorized period of admission has expired;
- Re-parole, if you were previously granted parole by USCIS;
- Expedited processing of advance parole requests;
- Expedited adjudication of requests for off-campus employment authorization for F-1 students experiencing severe economic hardship;
- Expedited adjudication of employment authorization applications, where appropriate;
- Consideration of fee waivers due to an inability to pay;
- Assistance if you received a Request for Evidence or a Notice of Intent to Deny but were unable to appear for an interview, submit evidence or respond in a timely manner;
- Replacement of lost or damaged immigration or travel documents issued by USCIS, such as a Permanent Resident Card (Green Card); and
- Rescheduling an InfoPass or biometric services appointment.
If you have any questions about your options for relief, contact Berardi Immigration Law today. We would love to hear from you.