USCIS' Disaster Immigration Relief


Today, as it has done it the past, USCIS reminded stakeholders of immigration relief available to those affected by unforeseen extreme circumstances, such as Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. For example, USCIS offers the following relief to those who can demonstrate how the impact of a natural catastrophe or other extreme situation created a need for the requested relief:

• Exceptions for failure to apply for an extension or change of nonimmigrant status for individuals currently in the United States before their status expires.
• Assistance for those unable to respond to a Request for Evidence or Notice of Intent to Deny before the due date.
• Expedited replacement of lost or damaged immigration or travel documents issued by USCIS, including green cards.
• Expedited adjudication of employment authorization applications.
• Assistance for those unable to appear for a scheduled interview or biometrics appointment with USCIS.

In most cases, requests must be made by calling USCIS' National Customer Service Center at 1-800-375-5283.