USCIS announces closure of its offices to the public for COVID-19

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that it will temporarily suspend most of its face-to-face services in their local offices, asylum offices and Application Support Centers (ASCs) to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

The suspension of USCIS services will begin on March 18, 2020 and will last until at least May 3, 2020.

USCIS will continue to provide limited emergency services and persons with emergencies. should contact the USCIS Contact Center. to ask for help.

USCIS also notified the following important information:

* USCIS field offices will send notices to applicants and petitioners who have scheduled appointments and naturalization ceremonies that are affected by this closure.

* USCIS asylum offices will send interview cancellation notices and automatically reschedule asylum interviews. When the interview is rescheduled, asylum applicants will receive a new interview notice with the new interview time, date, and location.

* USCIS will reschedule future appointments at ASCs due to office closures. Applicants will receive a new appointment notice by mail.

* People who had InfoPass or other appointments should contact USCIS Contact Center to reschedule their appointments, once USCIS reopens its offices to the public.

* USCIS will provide additional updates as the situation develops and will follow the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidance in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Visit the to get updates.

* This information has been updated. At the time of publication of this note, USCIS had closed its offices to the public until April 1, 2020.. It then extended the closure until April 7, 2020. Now, the suspension has been extended until at least May 3, 2020.