Due to Coronavirus USCIS Offices Temporarily Closed to the Public
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration offices have been temporarily closed due to local and national travel and social distancing restrictions and guidelines.
According to a March 17, 2020, press release from U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), effective March 18 USCIS has suspended routine in-person services until at least April 1 to help slow the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). USCIS staff are continuing to perform duties that do not involve contact with the public and will provide emergency services for limited situations. To schedule an emergency appointment contact the USCIS Contact Center.
What will happen to my scheduled USCIS interview because of coronavirus?
All USCIS national and field offices are closed to the public during this period. USCIS is taking the following actions during this interim period:
- Domestic field offices will send notices to applicants and petitioners with scheduled appointments and naturalization ceremonies impacted by this closure.
- 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 for the interview.
- When USCIS again resumes normal operations, USCIS will automatically reschedule Application Support Center appointments canceled due to the office closure. You 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 reopen to the public.
USCIS’ announcement says that even with the ongoing coronavirus crisis, USCIS staff will continue to perform duties that do not require contact with the public. This means that USCIS should continue processing your immigration case even during the coronavirus crisis. The coronavirus situation changes day by day, please be sure to check USCIS’s official website for any coronavirus USCIS updates.
The immigration lawyers at Godoy Law Office’s virtual office is open during the coronavirus. Call us today at 855-554-6369 to answer any questions about immigration and guide you through every step of the immigration process.