On May 27, 2020, USCIS confirmed its reopening to the public on June 4, 2020. Although USCIS will resume routine public services, local USCIS field offices will operate at a reduced capacity. The number of appointments and interviews will be reduced to ensure social distancing and safety.
Safety and Social Distancing Guidelines:
Those attending appointments must be aware of the following safety and social distancing guidelines. Visitors may not enter local USCIS field offices more than 15 minutes prior to scheduled appointments. In the case of naturalization ceremonies, you may enter 30 minutes prior to the scheduled ceremonies. Visitors must wear facial coverings that cover both the mouse and nose. Visitors are encouraged to bring their own black or blue ink pens.
Visitors should not enter local USCIS field offices if you have any symptoms of COVID 19, have been in close contact with anyone known or suspected to have COVID 19 in the last 14 days or have been individually directed to self-quarantine or self-isolate by a health care provider or public health official within the last 14 days.
Interview Scheduling Notices and Appointments:
For those whose interviews were canceled due to the USCIS closure, USCIS will automatically reschedule them. You can expect to receive a USCIS interview rescheduling notice soon. USCIS will also schedule new interviews for green card applicants whose case is in line for an interview.
Visitors to local USCIS field offices are limited to the green card applicant, an attorney, one family member, and one individual providing disability accommodations. However, an interpreter cannot be with you on the day of your interview. You need to arrange to have your interpreter assist you by phone.
Naturalization Ceremonies Scheduling Notices and Appointments:
For those whose naturalization ceremonies were canceled due to the USCIS closure, USCIS will automatically reschedule them. USCIS will also schedule new ceremonies when USCIS placed you in line for a ceremony. The only naturalization candidate and individuals providing assistance to disabled persons are allowed to attend the ceremonies.
Biometrics Scheduling Notices and Appointments:
USCIS will automatically reschedule biometrics appointments if they are necessary. USCIS strongly recommends that you attend your appointments at a date, time, and location set out by USCIS.
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This information is intended to educate and should not be taken as legal advice.