As a result of the Coronavirus, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services made the decision to temporarily suspend in-person services at its field offices, asylum offices, and application support centers (ASCs) starting on March 18, 2020. This was done in an effort to slow down the spread of the virus. During the temporary closures, employees are continuing to perform essential services that do not require face-to-face contact with the public.
However, after a long wait and several extensions of the closures, USCIS is beginning to ready their offices to reopen on or after June 4, 2020. When this happens, field offices will send notices to applicants and petitioners who had scheduled appointments and naturalization ceremonies that were impacted by the closures. In addition to this, USCIS asylum offices will send interview cancellation notices and automatically reschedule the interviews. Once this happens, the asylum applicants will receive a new interview notice with the time, date, and location of the new appointment.
When in-person services resume, ASC appointments will be automatically rescheduled and individuals will receive their new appointment letter in the mail as well. Those who had InfoPass or other appointments must reschedule through the USCIS Contact center once field offices reopen to the public.
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