ALERT: U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Suspends Routine In-person Services
March 19, 2020 - 9:56 AM
As of March 18, 2020, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has suspended routine in-person services until at least April 1st to help slow the spread of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). USCIS staff will continue to perform duties that do not involve contact with the public. However, USCIS will provide emergency services for limited situations.
The USCIS requests that if you become ill for any reason, regardless of whether you have been exposed to COVID-19, you should not come to appointments with any USCIS office. They will reschedule your appointment without penalty. If you are ill and need to reschedule, follow the instructions on your appointment notice to reschedule your appointment or interview (or follow the instructions in the link provided below).
USCIS domestic field offices will send notices to applicants and petitioners with scheduled appointments and naturalization ceremonies impacted by this closure. USCIS asylum offices will send interview cancellation notices and automatically reschedule asylum interviews. When the interview is rescheduled, asylum applicants will receive a new interview notice with the new time, date and location for the interview. When USCIS again resumes normal operations, USCIS will automatically reschedule Application Support Center appointments due to the office closure. You will receive a new appointment letter in the mail. Individuals who had InfoPass or other appointments at the field office must reschedule through the USCIS Contact Center, once field offices reopen to the public. Please check the USCIS Field Offices page to see if your field office has reopened before reaching out to the USCIS Contact Center.
- Stay updated with the USCIS
- To schedule an emergency appointment contact the USCIS Contact Center
- Visit CoronaVirus.gov for a complete list of CDC travel health notices
- Learn about the Department of Homeland Security’s response
- Learn how to reschedule your appointment online
We are working with clients to field inquiries and provide advice and guidance in a wide range of areas and industries during the COVID-19 outbreak. Please be sure to check back regularly for updated information.