USCIS Offers Immigration Relief to Those Affected by Hurricane Harvey

If you’ve been affected by Hurricane Harvey, USCIS may offer the following relief:

  • Change of nonimmigrant status or an extension on nonimmigrant stay for a person currently in the United States
    • Re-parole of people previously granted parole by USCIS
    • Expedited processing of advance parole requests
    • Expedited adjudication of requests for off-campus work authorization for F-1 students who are experiencing severe economic hardship
    • Expedited adjudication of work authorization applications
    • Consideration of fee waivers due to a person’s inability to pay
    • Assistance for those who received a Request for Evidence (RFE) or a Notice of Intent to Deny (NID) but weren’t able to appear for an interview, submit evidence, or provide a timely response
    • Replacement of lost or damaged USCIS-issued immigration or travel document (i.e. a Green Card)
    • Rescheduling a biometrics appointment

USCIS offers these immigration relief measures on a case by case basis to help people affected by unforeseen circumstances, such as natural disasters like Hurricane Harvey.

If you have any questions or need help obtaining one of the forms of relief above, please contact us today.

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