Information for Salvadoran citizens in the United States during the COVID-19 emergency

Information for Salvadoran citizens in the United States during  the COVID-19 emergency

 

(Please see the USCIS official page for the most updated information: https://www.uscis.gov/visit-united-states/extend-your-stay)

To all Salvadoran citizens who were traveling in the United States and cannot return to their country due to the closure of the “Oscar Arnulfo Romero” International Airport, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) shares the following information.

To extend your permission to stay in the United States, you must file an application with USCIS by completing Form I-539, Application to Extend or Change Nonimmigrant Status before your authorized stay expires. 

We ask that you verify the date your permit ends in the lower right-hand corner of your Form I-94, which is the Record of Entry-Departure, to determine the expiration date of your authorized stay. We recommend that you request to extend your stay at least 45 days before your authorized stay expires.

If you remain in the United States longer than authorized, you may be barred from returning and/or deported from the United States. You may apply to extend your stay if:

You may apply to extend your stay if:

  • You were lawfully admitted into the United States with a nonimmigrant visa
  • Your nonimmigrant visa status remains valid
  • You have not committed any crimes that make you ineligible for a visa
  • You have not violated the conditions of your admission
  • Your passport is valid and will remain valid for the duration of your stay

You may not apply to extend your stay if you were admitted to the United States in the following categories:

  • Visa Waiver Program
  • Crew member (D nonimmigrant visa)
  • In transit through the United States (C nonimmigrant visa)
  • In transit through the United States without a visa (TWOV)
  • Fiancé of a U.S. citizen or dependent of a fiancé (K nonimmigrant visa)
  • Informant (and accompanying family) on terrorism or organized crime (S nonimmigrant visa)
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Diplomatic Representations Of El Salvador in the United States

Embassy of El Salvador
based in Washington, D.C.
Address: 1400 16th Street, N.W., Suite 100, Washington, D.C. 20036
Telephone: +1(202) 595-7500/ +1(866) 876-4568
Fax:+1(202) 232-3763
Email: correo@elsalvador.org
Website: http://www.elsalvador.org

Directory of Consulates of El Salvador in the United States