The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services, USCIS has suspended in-person services at its field offices, asylum offices and Application Support Centers (ASCs) to help slow the spread of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) effective March 18, 2020.
A statement from the USCIS said, “this suspension of services will be effective until at least April 1. In the meantime, USCIS will provide limited emergency services. Please call the Contact Center for assistance with emergency services.”
“USCIS field offices will send notices to applicants and petitioners with scheduled appointments and naturalization ceremonies impacted by this closure.“
It added that, “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 of the interview. When USCIS again resumes normal operations, USCIS will automatically reschedule ASC appointments due to the office closure. You will receive a new appointment letter in the mail.”
The USCIS advised individuals who had InfoPass or other appointments to reschedule through the USCIS Contact Center once field offices are open to the public again.
“Please check to see if your field office has been reopened before reaching out to the USCIS Contact Center,” it said.
“USCIS will provide further updates as the situation develops and will continue to follow CDC guidance. Please also visit uscis.gov/coronavirus for updates.”
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