Posted by: Suntalii March 16, 2020
Extending visiting visa
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It is possible,

however, someone needs to press US government (Trump, USCIS, Cogressmen or Senators) to deem Covid-19 extra-ordinary circumstance, which it is; and have them immediately auto extend visitor or any other relevant visa...for free or at reduced price. Right now it costs $370 per person.

USCIS could auto extend the visa by posting alert in DHS or uscis website, without doing anything else, just like they did it for TPS, and this pandemic is probably  much bigger than TPS issue for most countries.

Who can do this ? 

Anyone who can call or send letters to senators/ Congressmen/
Use twitter/ fb/ instagram tagging trump/ senators/ or any celebrities or social influencer

Another possibility is that - (this is even better)
It is possible that this has been already done but we do not know it ...

If it is true, let's find out

Call your immigration attorneys esp the top immigration lawyers in New York, California, dc or anywhere else to find out.

Please post here if any of you find it out, it would be a great help to all Nepalese Visitors and visitors from all over the world.

There are probably no flights from USA to Nepal or vice versa, your flights are most likely cancelled, or going to be cancelled soon; check with your travel agent to confirm.

Any other thoughts please help...and see below for extra-ordinary circumstance from USCIS website.

Extensions and Changes of Status

When applying for an extension or change of status due to a special situation that prevented your planned and timely departure, we may take into consideration how the special situation prevented your departure. 

If you do not apply for the extension or change of status before your authorized period of admission expires, we may excuse the delay if it was due to extraordinary circumstances beyond your control.

Fee Waiver

If you are unable to pay the fee for a USCIS service or benefit, you may request a fee waiver for certain forms by filing Form I-912, Request for Fee Waiver.

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