In response to the rapid spread of the Coronavirus, USCIS made the decision to temporarily close all in-person services on March 18, 2020. Originally, the offices intended to open April 1, and then another extension put the opening at April 7. However, based on the health situation of the county and the apex of COVID-19 still approaching in many states, USCIS decided to extend this suspension until May 3. As a precaution, we advise all individuals to prepare for possible further extensions as we continue to live with this pandemic.
It is important to know that, despite these suspensions, offices are still open for emergency situations. This allows them to continue conducting “mission-essential services” that do not require direct contact with people. If you believe you qualify for emergency services or a mission-essential service, reach out to our firm to speak with an experienced New York immigration attorney for assistance.
If you are an applicant or petitioner, your appointments or naturalization ceremony that were meant to take place during this time will be postponed due to COVID-19. You should receive a notice by mail from USCIS pertaining to your cancellation as well as a rescheduled asylum interview date. Once USCIS reopens, all ASC appointments will be automatically rescheduled and you will receive the date of your new appointment in the mail. Individuals with InfoPass or other appointments with USCIS have to reschedule through the USCIS Contact Center once the field offices reopen.
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The Law Offices of Cheryl R. David practices immigration law throughout NYC. Immigration is a sensitive issue, which is why you should consider a compassionate, experienced, and aggressive immigration attorney who will guide you every step of the way. If you have questions about your particular matters regarding immigration please do not hesitate to contact our office to discuss your circumstances and options.