"All flights are cancelled; I am here on a 90-day visa waiver; and it expires next week what should I do"? Our lawyers at ScottVassell & LeeCC answer these questions daily. We hope this short article post will reduce anxiety and allow you to safeguard your current U.S. ESTA visa waiver or temporary visa status set to expire amidst the pandemic.
1. What Should I do? My U.S. visa is set to expire, and I am ready to leave the United States, but I'm caught in the COVID-19 pandemic and cannot leave. Do I have to file an extension with USCIS?
Often travel outside of the United States is viewed as a simple matter when applying to naturalize to a United States Citizen. However, travel has the potential to undermine an entire N-400 Naturalization application. In contrast, a U.S. Permanent Resident should treat the travel factor as the exact 'science' it is before filing to become a U.S. Citizen.