USCIS Releases Visitor Policies for COVID-19

July 27, 2020 | United States of America

Due to ongoing COVID-19 concerns, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has provided health and safety guidance for visitors to its facilities.

The agency now requires all visitors over age two to wear a face mask or other suitable facial covering while visiting a USCIS office. Social distancing mandates are also in place at the agency’s offices nationwide. Restrictions are in place for the number of individuals who can accompany the primary applicant to a scheduled appointment or attend a naturalization ceremony.

Along with issuing health and safety protocols, USCIS cautions that certain individuals may not be allowed into an office on the day of their scheduled appointment. Visitors will be denied if they are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, if they have been in close contact with others who have COVID-19 in the past 14 days, if they have been instructed to self-quarantine in the past 14 days, or if they otherwise refuse to comply with USCIS health and safety policies.