Mar 11 2011
Japanese Nationals Stranded in the US May Remain an Additional 30 Days, USCIS Says
USCIS has just issued an advisory for Japanese and other foreign nationals from the Pacific region who are currently stranded in the United States due to the recent natural disasters. According to USCIS, individuals who have exceeded or are about to exceed their authorized stay in the United States may be able to remain in the U.S. for an additional 30 days.
People traveling under the Visa Waiver Program: If you are at an airport, USCIS notes you should contact a U.S. Customs and Border Protection office at the airport. If you are not at an airport, you should visit a local USCIS office.
People traveling under a nonimmigrant visa: You should visit a local USCIS office. Please make sure to bring your passport, evidence that you are stranded (e.g., your itinerary for your cancelled flight home) and your I-94 departure record.