Earlier today, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that it would begin reopening individual domestic offices beginning on June 4, 2020. Offices have been closed due to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis since mid-March.
See below for the full announcement from USCIS.
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services is readying individual domestic offices to reopen on or after June 4. See our web alert for information on field offices, asylum offices, application support centers and naturalization ceremonies.
USCIS is following the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) guidelines to protect our workforce and the public. For the latest information on the status of individual offices, check our office closures page. While certain offices are temporarily closed, USCIS continues to provide limited emergency in-person services. Please call the USCIS Contact Center for assistance with emergency services if your assigned office remains closed.
As services begin to reopen, offices will reduce the number of appointments and interviews to ensure social distancing and allow time for cleaning and reduce waiting room occupancy. Appointment notices will contain information on safety precautions that visitors to USCIS facilities must follow. Read our COVID-19 Visitor Policy for more information on visiting USCIS facilities.
If you are feeling sick, please do not come to the office. Follow the instructions on your appointment notice to reschedule your appointment for when you are healthy. There is no penalty for rescheduling your appointment if you are sick.
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In the near future, USCIS will disseminate information about hosting virtual public engagements to share information and address questions on the domestic office reopening. At this point, all USCIS in-person public engagements remain postponed until further notice.
USCIS will provide updates as the COVID-19 situation develops and will continue to follow CDC guidance in response to this situation. Please visit uscis.gov/coronavirus for updates.
Education and precautions are the strongest tools against infection. Get the latest facts by visiting the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s COVID-19 website.