Mar 26, 2020
BREAKING: USCIS Extends Suspension of Most In-Person Services through April 7, 2020
Joshua H. Rolf
- Appointments, interviews, naturalization ceremonies, and other face-to-face interactions with the public cancelled through April 7
- USCIS will automatically reschedule and send out new notices to those affected
- USCIS Service Centers remain operational
Following its March 18 announcement that it would cancel “routine in-person services” through the end of the month, USCIS confirmed yesterday that it would cancel an additional week of such services. Accordingly, the Service will reschedule all interviews, appointments, naturalization ceremonies, and other face-to-face encounters through April 6, 2020, with plans to re-open on April 7. Emergency services do remain available on a case-by-case basis. USCIS advised that it will send out new notices advising individuals of their new appointments, except that InfoPass appointments must be re-scheduled through the USCIS Contact Center. Further, the USCIS confirmed that individual Field Offices may be completely closed depending on local conditions. Meanwhile, USCIS’ national Service Centers remain operational, and as such all expiration dates remain effective and extensions or renewals must arrive in compliance with applicable regulations to be considered timely-filed.
Green and Spiegel continues to monitor USCIS closures and other procedural changes amid the COVID-19 pandemic. If you have any questions about how these developments may impact your case, please do not hesitate to contact our office.