With the global issue of the Coronavirus pandemic present, the USCIS decided to close all offices to the public. This begins on March 18 and will continue through April 1 at the least.
What Does This Affect?
Due to the office closures, all in-person services at field offices, asylum offices, and Application Support Centers will be suspended. This decision was made in an effort to help minimize the spread of the new Coronavirus disease in the United States as well as around the world. However, USCIS will provide individuals with very limited emergency services. If you are facing such situations, you can call the USCIS Contact Center.
Unfortunately, another impact these closures will have during this time is the scheduled appointments and naturalization ceremonies of many applicants and petitioners. In addition to this, USCIS asylum offices will send out interview cancellation notices, but will automatically be scheduled for a later date. When it is rescheduled, applicants will receive a new interview notice containing the updated date, time, and location.
When Will Offices Reopen?
The set date for the USCIS offices to open as of now is April 1. When the offices do open again, all Application Support Center appointments that were cancelled will be automatically rescheduled. A new appointment date will be received in the mail. If you have InfoPass or another type of appointment, you can reschedule it through the USCIS Contact Center once the field offices reopen.
Recent times can be stressful and uncertain due to the Coronavirus outbreak. However, we can all play our part in taking certain safety precautions in order to help prevent the disease from spreading any further. Until USCIS offices reopen and things can go back to normal, anyone with additional questions regarding their immigration matters can speak with our experienced immigration attorney to learn more about how we can help you through the legal process moving forward.
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