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Hi everyone good day to all, this is what's going on right now my 70+ in-laws who came here last November 27 on a visitor Visa with a return flight for May 21 but since this virus happened I tried to get them a earlier flight home but no luck so their flight for May was cancelled so what options do I have now? I don't want them to over stay

 

 

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5 minutes ago, teddyking1958 said:

Hi everyone good day to all, this is what's going on right now my 70+ in-laws who came here last November 27 on a visitor Visa with a return flight for May 21 but since this virus happened I tried to get them a earlier flight home but no luck so their flight for May was cancelled so what options do I have now? I don't want them to over stay

 

 

What country?

 

They can file for an extension of their tourist visa. Some countries have repatriation flights. You can also look into connecting flights, meaning fly into another country first then fly to the home country.


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Filed: Citizen (pnd) Country: Lebanon
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They can try to contact the embassy of their country of origin. Some countries are arranging special flights through their embassies abroad so that their citizens can return.


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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Wales
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The Embassy is the obvious contact point, they are not alone and repatriation flights are out there.


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On 4/8/2020 at 6:03 AM, teddyking1958 said:

Hi everyone good day to all, this is what's going on right now my 70+ in-laws who came here last November 27 on a visitor Visa with a return flight for May 21 but since this virus happened I tried to get them a earlier flight home but no luck so their flight for May was cancelled so what options do I have now? I don't want them to over stay

 

 

You can use form i-539 to file for extension. There are repatriation flights but very specific rules apply. Some countries wont repatriate anyone who left before Dec, 31 2019. Check with you embassy. Also consider is it safe for elderly people to fly now?

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Am I the only one wondering how all the family members ‘stuck in the US’ will manage to extend their travel insurance and do so in a way that covers them should the get covid? Screwing up a visa is bad enough, but a hospital bill could be crushing for the visitor and their financial guarantor, even under the CARES Act. I am honestly astonished that people didn’t start repatriating in late February and heed the recommendations and subsequent directives to return home in March. 

 

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25 minutes ago, US-UK said:

Am I the only one wondering how all the family members ‘stuck in the US’ will manage to extend their travel insurance and do so in a way that covers them should the get covid? Screwing up a visa is bad enough, but a hospital bill could be crushing for the visitor and their financial guarantor, even under the CARES Act. I am honestly astonished that people didn’t start repatriating in late February and heed the recommendations and subsequent directives to return home in March. 

I had thought about that and there are too many variables for there to be a clear cut answer, from an underwriting perspective my concern would be that the major aspect of proving medical cover assumes anything of consequence you would be looking at repatriation asap, and in the current circumstances that would be  more challenging. So you could be stuck paying for somebody in a US Hospital rather than a ride home and that would be the end of it. More a rating factor.

 

There is also the issue with older Insureds where you might not want to underwrite long term stays.


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