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Special Update as of April 21, 2010: Relief for Foreign Nationals Stranded due to the Icelandic Volcano Eruption

This advisory is for foreign nationals stranded in the U.S. because of the airport closures in Europe due to the Icelandic volcano eruption.  If you have exceeded or are about to exceed your authorized stay in the U.S. you may be permitted up to 30 days to depart.

Visitors traveling under the Visa Waiver Program (VWP):

  • If you are at an airport, contact the U.S. Customs and Border Protection office at the airport.
  • If you are not at an airport, visit the local U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services office.

Visitors traveling under a nonimmigrant visa:

  • Visit the local U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services office.
  • Bring your passport, itinerary for the cancelled flight, and your I-94 departure record.


Last Reviewed/Updated: 04/21/2010