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USCIS Reminds Chilean Nationals of Immigration Benefits Available
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In light of the recent natural catastrophes in Chile, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) reminds Chileans of U.S. immigration benefits available to eligible Chilean nationals upon request.

USCIS understands that a natural catastrophe can affect an individual’s ability to establish or maintain lawful immigration status. Temporary relief measures available to nationals of Chile may include:

  • The grant of an application for change of status or extension of status on behalf of a Chilean national who is currently in the United States, even in cases where the request is submitted after the individual’s authorized period of admission has expired;

  • Re-parole of individuals granted parole by USCIS;

  • Extension of certain grants of advance parole, expedited processing of advance parole requests;

  • Expedited adjudication and approval, where possible, of requests for off-campus employment authorization due to severe economic hardship for F-1 students;

  • Expedited processing of immigrant petitions for immediate relative(s) of U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents (LPRs);

  • Expedited issuance of employment authorization where appropriate; and

  • Assistance to LPRs stranded overseas without documents in coordination with the Department of State.


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