The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has announced that the in-person services at their field offices, asylum offices, and application support centers (ASCs) resume after June 4, 2020.
With social distancing in mind, all USCIS offices had temporarily suspended their in-person services from March 18, 2020 to arrest the spread of the Coronavirus. As the US government begins to ease restrictions and certain states provide guidelines about opening up some essential businesses, USCIS too will start with some in-person services.
Until June 4, USCIS continues to offer services and process petitions that do not require in-person contact. While most field offices and ASCs are closed, emergency services are still being provided with a prior appointment.
We, at Emandi Law Firm have listed important points to be taken care of as USCIS offices re-open on June 4, 2020:
Naturalization Ceremony: Expect a notice from USCIS regarding the new rescheduled date
Biometrics Appointment: Expect an update to the previously sent appointment-reschedule notice.
Visa/US Citizenship Interview: A new date and time will be issued for the next available interview slot.
Application Support Centers (ASC): USCIS will send new appointment letters in the mail regarding the next steps-of-action for appointments that were affected due to office closures.
As each State Governor issues guidelines about reopening certain services within each state, USCIS offices will adhere to these.
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