USCIS closure due to COVID-19
By bbevan, Apr 1 2020 06:15PM
On April 1, 2020, USCIS issued an announcement that it had temporarily suspended in-person services at its field offices, asylum offices, and application support centers (ASCs) until May 4, 2020. As of the date of writing, USCIS offices will begin to reopen on May 4 unless the public closures are extended further. USCIS employees in these offices will continue to perform mission-essential services that do not require face-to-face contact with the public. USCIS states that it will send notices to applicants and petitioners with scheduled appointments and naturalization ceremonies impacted by the extended temporary closure. Further, USCIS stated that asylum offices will send interview cancellation notices and automatically reschedule asylum interviews. USCIS plans to automatically reschedule ASC appointments due to the temporary office closure once it reopens.