DHS Provides Options for COVID-Related Extension/Change of Status Filings – (04/16/20)

Acknowledging the travel and immigration-related complications due to COVID-19, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) recently announced some flexibility for certain nonimmigrants unexpectedly needing to remain in the United States beyond their authorized period of stay due to COVID-19. The USCIS news webpage contains details about applying for an extension, timely filing, and flexibility for late applications caused by COVID-19, as well as guidance for Visa Waiver Program entrants.

Keep up with USCIS policy updates, operational changes, and other COVID-19 information at uscis.gov/coronavirus.