A colleague whose on L1 visa got very sick and is in critical condition, confined in a hospital until now. His I94 is about to expire in a few days. How should this be handled? Will he be forced to go back to his home country if his I94 expires?

Home country is Philippines.

Asked on March 29, 2016 under Immigration Law, New Jersey


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Answered 4 years ago | Contributor

Filing for an extension is usually sufficient.  The L-1 extension would typically be filed by the employer's attorney for this type of case.  Usually this is done somewhat in advance of the I-94 expiring anyway so not sure why it is a critical situation at the last  moment.

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