Temporary Closure of All USCIS Offices from March 18, 2020 through at least April 1, 2020
Pasricha & Patel
Starting on Wednesday, March 18, 2020, the USCIS is temporarily suspending all in-person services at its field offices, asylum offices and application support centers (ASCs). This is an effort by the USCIS to stop the spread of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19).
The suspension of services will last until at least April 1, 2020.
USCIS will provide limited emergency services via its USCIS Contact Center.
USCIS has also explained that it will send notices to all applicants and petitioners who have scheduled appointments and naturalization ceremonies who are impacted by the office closures. The USCIS asylum office will also send interview cancellation notices and automatically reschedule all asylum interviews.
Also, when the USCIS resumes normal operations, it will automatically reschedule biometric appointments as well. All applicants and petitioners will receive new appointment letters in the mail.
This also means that individuals who had InfoPass or other appointments will have to reschedule via the USCIS Contact Center once the field offices reopen to the public again.
We suggest readers to check and make sure your local field office is open first before contacting the USCIS Contact Center again.
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