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IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON US VISA EXTENSION

4th April, 2020


1.For those who entered on temporary visas such as for business or pleasure, to request visa extensions travelers must file the I-539 application to extend/change non-immigrant status. This can be done online at USCIS here: https://www.uscis.gov/i-539 and requires paying a fee. See the instructions at the website which explains how to complete the application. 

2. For those on student visas, ICE"s SEVP (Student and Exchange Visitor Program) has issued a comprehensive Q&A document about the implications of COVID-19 on F-1 student programs, available here: https://www.ice.gov/sites/default/files/documents/Document/2020/COVID-19FAQ.pdhttps://www.ice.gov/sites/default/files/documents/Document/2020/COVID-19FAQ.pd

3. Those who have additional questions or who are in need of a further legal assistance can call the NYC Bar Association Legal Referral Hotline at 212-626-7373 from 8:30am to 5:30pm or fill out a request form online at https://www.nycbar.org/get-legal-help/our-services/request-a-lawyer/.