USCIS Alerts Nepali Nationals to Available Immigration Relief Measures

USCIS has released a News Alert highlighting some of the available immigration relief measures that may assist eligible Nepali nationals. The country of Nepal was devastated by a magnitude 7.8 earthquake that hit on April 25, 2015.

Immigration relief measures that may be available upon request include:
• Change or extension of nonimmigrant status for an individual currently in the United States, even if the request is filed after the authorized period of admission has expired;
• A grant of re-parole;
• Expedited processing of advance parole requests;
• Expedited adjudication and approval, where possible, of requests for off-campus employment authorization for F-1 students experiencing severe economic hardship;
• Expedited adjudication of employment authorization applications, where appropriate;
• Consideration for waivers of fees associated with USCIS benefit applications, based on an inability to pay; and • Assistance replacing lost or damaged immigration or travel documents issued by USCIS, such as Permanent Resident Cards (green cards).

Note: To learn more about how USCIS can provide assistance to immigrants living in country’s with Special Situations, please visit the link http://www.uscis.gov/humanitarian/special-situations or call the National Customer Service Center at 1-800-375-5283 (TDD for the hearing impaired: 1-800-767-1833).

Source of Information:
USCIS.gov, 5/5/15, News Alert:
Immigration Relief Measures for Nepali Nationals
USCIS.gov, 5/1/15, Web Page:
Special Situations

Related Link:
New York Times, Article:
Nepal, Before and After the Earthquake