US Citizenship and Immigration Services is making preparations for reopening its offices on or after June 4. On March 18, USCIS had temporarily suspended in-person services at its asylum offices, Application Support Centres [ASCs], and field offices in view of COVID-19 special measures.
While in-person services had been temporarily suspended, employees in these offices had continued performing mission-essential services that did not require any direct face-to-face contact with the public during the closure of the offices.
While in-person services are expected to resume on or after June 4, USCIS will continue to provide limited emergency in-person services in the meantime.
Petitioners and applicants with scheduled naturalization ceremonies and appointments affected by the extension of the temporary closure will be issued notices by USCIS field offices.
Moreover, USCIS asylum offices will be despatching interview cancellation notices to those with scheduled asylum interviews. The interviews for asylum seekers will be automatically rescheduled.
On the rescheduling of an interview, the concerned asylum applicant will be sent a new interview notice containing the new location, date as well as time of the rescheduled interview.
ASC appointments impacted by the temporary office closure will be automatically rescheduled when USCIS resumes operations related to in-person services at its offices. New appointment letters will be sent in the mail to individuals with such ASC appointments.
All those that had an InfoPass or other appointments will have to reschedule through the USCIS Contact Centre once USCIS field offices are open to the public.
Do keep in mind to check if the respective USCIS office has been reopened prior to calling the USCIS Contact Centre.
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