USCIS Announced Temporary Closure of Offices to the Public until May 3rd

The temporary suspension is extended, and USCIS offices will re-open on June 4th unless the public closures are extended further

To protect our workforce and to help
mitigate the spread of Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) in our communities,
effective immediately, USCIS is suspending all routine face-to-face services
with applicants at all of our offices, including all interviews and
naturalization ceremonies.

All USCIS field offices, asylum offices and Application Support Centers (ASCs) will not provide in-person services until at least May 3rd. This includes interviews, naturalization ceremonies and biometric collection appointments. However, we will continue to provide emergency services during this time. If you have an emergency service request, please contact the USCIS Contact Center.

USCIS field offices will send de-scheduling
notices to applicants and petitioners with scheduled appointments impacted by
this closure. We will send de-scheduling notices to naturalization applicants scheduled
for naturalization ceremonies. All applicants will be rescheduled when USCIS
resumes normal operations.

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 of the interview. 

USCIS will also automatically reschedule ASC
appointments due to the office closure. Those impacted 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 are open to the public again. Please
check to see if your field office
has been reopened before reaching out to the USCIS Contact Center.  

Additionally, USCIS is
postponing all in-person public engagement and outreach events for the duration
of the office closure. Please contact public.engagement@uscis.dhs.gov if you have an immediate engagement question
during this time.

Education and precautions are the strongest
tools against infection. Get the latest facts by visiting the Centers for
Disease Control and Prevention’s COVID-19 website.
Continue to practice good health habits, refrain from handshakes or hugs as
greetings, and clean hands and surfaces appropriately.

USCIS will provide further updates as the
situation develops and will continue to follow CDC guidance in response to this
situation. Please visit uscis.gov/coronavirus
for updates.

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