Quick Takeaways:

  • Appointments, interviews, naturalization ceremonies, and other face-to-face interactions with the public cancelled through May 3
  • USCIS will automatically reschedule and send out new notices to those affected
  • USCIS Service Centers remain operational

After already suspending almost all in-person services through March 31 and then April 7USCIS announced yesterday that it has decided to cancel all interviews, appointments, naturalization ceremonies services, and other face-to-face interactions through May 3, 2020, with plans to re-open on May 4. As before, USCIS advised that it will send out new notices advising individuals of their re-scheduled appointments, except that InfoPass appointments must be re-scheduled through the USCIS Contact Center. In addition, emergency services continue to be available on a case-by-case basis. As of the date of writing, USCIS’ national Service Centers remain operational. Therefore, even though certain responsive deadlines have been extendedall other 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.

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  • Josh Rolf is a Senior Associate Attorney in the Firm’s Philadelphia office. Josh focuses his practice on various types of immigrant and nonimmigrant matters, including investor-based petitions.

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