Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Immigration Relief Measures for Filipinos

I was checking the USCIS.GOV today and I saw this:

I already posted this good news in my FB wall right after I received the notification from USCIS.GOV dated Nov. 15, 2013. USCIS reminds the Filipino Nationals to avail the Immigration Relief Measures. This is intended only for Filipinos who are already a US Citizen or Lawful Permanent Resident who were impacted by Typhoon Haiyan. Take note of the following:
1. Change or extension of nonimmigrant status for an individual currently in the United States, even when the request is filed after the authorized period of admission has expired;

2. Extension of certain grants of parole made by USCIS;

3. Extension of certain grants of advance parole, and expedited processing of advance parole requests;

4. Expedited adjudication and approval, where possible, of requests for off-campus employment authorization for F-1 students experiencing severe economic hardship;

5. Expedited processing of immigrant petitions for immediate relatives of U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents (LPRs);

6. Expedited adjudication of employment authorization applications, where appropriate; and

7. Assistance to LPRs stranded overseas without immigration or travel documents, such as Permanent Resident Cards (Green Cards). USCIS and the Department of State will coordinate on these matters when the LPR is stranded in a place that has no local USCIS office.

For more information check out the following links: (copy and paste it in your browser)




If you have already filed your application or petition:

You can make an expedite request by contacting the National Customer Service Center (NCSC) at 1-800-375-5283. The NCSC will take a “service request” and forward your expedite request to the office with jurisdiction over the application or petition. You also have the options of 1). visiting your local office by scheduling an InfoPass appointment or 2). writing a letter to the local office or service center."

Good luck!

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