Tips for Foreign Nationals in the United States Impacted by Civil Unrest or Natural Disasters in Their Home Country
Conditions in your home country, such as civil unrest or a severe environmental disaster may impede your ability to return home as originally planned or may create temporary financial difficulties for you and your family. Extreme situations beyond your control also may affect your ability to maintain lawful immigration status while in the United States. During these special situations, temporary relief measures may be available to eligible foreign nationals.
If you are a foreign national in the United States who has been affected by civil unrest, a severe natural disaster or other extreme situation in your home country, the available options for which you may apply include:
Visitors traveling under the Visa Waiver Program may contact a USCIS local office for assistance.
For more information on USCIS humanitarian programs, visit www.uscis.gov or call the National Customer Service Center at 1-800-375-5283.
Last Reviewed/Updated: 10/31/2013