The COVID-19 challenges continue to evolve daily. USCIS is temporarily reducing in-person contact to avoid the spread of the COVID-19 virus.  As of March 18, 2020, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has suspended routine in-person services until at least May 3, 2020.  In-person appointments for things like green card or naturalization interviews and biometrics appointments will be cancelled and rescheduled.

USCIS field offices will send notices with instructions to applicants and petitioners with scheduled interview appointments or naturalization ceremonies impacted by this closure. They will automatically be rescheduled once normal operations resume.  If you have a fast-approaching in-person appointment, you may not receive the cancellation notice prior to your appointment. However, if you have a scheduled green card interview, naturalization interview, oath ceremony, or InfoPass between now and May 3, it has been cancelled.

Biometrics Appointments: Biometrics appointments at application support centers will be automatically rescheduled.  If you have applied for an extension of employment authorization (Form I-765), the government will reuse previously submitted biometrics and continue to process your application without a new biometrics appointment. This policy will remain in effect until application support centers resume normal operations.

InfoPass Appointments: Individuals who had InfoPass appointments with a Field Office will not receive an automatic rescheduled appointment.  We can help clients reschedule.

Emergency Services: USCIS will provide emergency services for limited situations. Should you believe that your immigration matter requires immediate attention, please contact our office.

Application Processing: Fortunately, USCIS staff will continue to perform duties that do not involve contact with the public. This means that if you have a case currently pending with the government, it will continue to be processed and adjudicated.

We know these cancellations and delays are frustrating, but our top priority is to continue being available to help clients through these challenges.  We will continue to monitor our clients’ cases to ensure any cancelled appointments are timely rescheduled once in-person services resume.