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Immigration Relief for Japan and Other Pacific Region Nationals Effected by Earthquake and Tsunami Crisis

USCIS has announced relief for Japanese and other foreign nationals from the Pacific region effected by the current tsunami and earthquake crisis in Japan. Those stranded in the U.S. and who have either exceeded or about to exceed their authorized stay will be allowed up to an additional 30 days to depart. Visitors traveling under the Visa Waiver Program (VWP) are advised to contact the U.S. Customs and Border Protection office at the airport, and all others traveling under a non-immigrant visa should visit the local USCIS office. Stranded individuals should bring their passports, proof that they are stranded (e.g. an itinerary for the cancelled flight), and their I-94 departure record. For additional immigration relief options, see the Special Situation page at

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