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Natural catastrophes can affect your USCIS application

On Behalf of | Jun 24, 2022 | Immigration

You may recently have noticed a delay in the processing of your USCIS petition or application. This delay may be due to a recent natural catastrophe or other situation that is judged to be outside the norm. These are situations that may have prevented you from leaving Mississippi or led to extreme economic hardship.

Delays are dealt with case by case

Immigration is an issue that is subject to a great many variables. One of these may be the occurrence of a natural disaster that disrupts the normal flow of applications and petitions. The USCIS has taken notice of this and has prepared several measures to deal with it. These are dealt with on a case-by-case basis.

Apply for an extension or change of status

You may feel the need to apply for an extension or change of status in order to deal properly with a situation that prevented you from leaving the U.S. In this case, the circumstances behind your overstaying your visa will be taken into consideration.

If your intention is still to leave the country, you may be granted an extension until you can finalize your departure. If you prefer to stay, you can speak to the USCIS on this matter.

You can request a fee waiver

If you have an expired green card, you need to contact the USCIS as soon as possible. You can also get in touch with them to resolve certain other issues that you may be facing.

You may currently not be able to pay any of the fees for USCIS benefits or basic services. If this is the case, you can request a fee waiver for certain types of forms. You can do so by filing Form I-912, Request for Fee Waiver.

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