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Immigration Help Available to Those Affected by Hurricane Irma

U.S. Citizenship And Immigration Services (USCIS) offers help to those whose USCIS application, petition or immigration status have been affected by hurricane Irma.

The list of available measures:

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  • Changing a nonimmigrant status or extending a nonimmigrant stay for an individual currently in the United States. Failure to apply for the extension or change before expiration of your authorized period of admission may be excused if the delay was due to extraordinary circumstances beyond your control;
  • Re-parole of individuals 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 for those who received a Request for Evidence or a Notice of Intent to Deny but were unable to submit evidence or otherwise respond in a timely manner;
  • Assistance if you were unable to appear for a scheduled interview with USCIS;
  • Expedited replacement of lost or damaged immigration or travel documents issued by USCIS, such as a Permanent Resident Card (Green Card);
  • Rescheduling a biometrics appointment.

If you need to find out more information about the above matters, opening office hours or reschedule your InfoPass appointments which has been canceled or missed due to the hurricane, you may call this HOTLINE:

The National Customer Service Center

800-767-1833  (TDD for the deaf and hard of hearing).

Note: for effective response and a faster help, when making a request please specify how the hurricane has affected your situation.

Attention: all Form 1-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, requirements remain in place.