USCIS Extends Office Closures Due to Coronavirus

March 26, 2020 | United States of America

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, USCIS is extending office closures through at least April 7, 2020.

On March 18, 2020, USCIS temporarily closed its asylum offices, field offices, and Application Support Centers (ASCs) to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. The agency is now extending its office closures in response to the continuing COVID-19 National Emergency. At present, its office closures will continue through April 7th or until the public health emergency ends. The agency will provide updates on office operations when available.

All in-person services are suspended at this time, and all non-emergency scheduled appointments have been cancelled. USCIS field offices will provide notice of appointment cancellations to affected applicants and petitioners. USCIS asylum offices will also notify applicants of interview cancellations. Asylum interviews will be automatically rescheduled. Applicants will receive a notice with their new appointment time, date, and location when available. ASC appointments will be automatically rescheduled when ASC centers resume normal operations. Applicants will receive a notification in the mail of their new appointment time. All other appointments, including InfoPass, must be rescheduled through the USCIS Contact Center. Applicants can reschedule their appointments when the USCIS field offices reopen.

Although routine in-person appointments are currently suspended, USCIS offices will continue providing limited emergency assistance. Individuals who need assistance should call the USCIS Contact Center.