United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”) is scheduled to resume non-emergency in-person services on June 4th. On March 18, USCIS suspended routine in-person services at its field offices, asylum offices, and application support centers in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
As USCIS services recommence, offices will reduce the number of appointments and interviews at any one time to ensure a lower number of people at those offices and facilitate social distancing. Appointment notices will contain updated health and safety information that visitors must follow when visiting USCIS offices. Some of the new guidelines from USCIS include forbidding visitors from entering offices if they have been in close contact with anyone known or suspected to have COVID-19 in the past 14 days, prohibiting visitors from entering USCIS offices more than 15 minutes prior to their scheduled appointment (30 minutes for naturalization ceremonies), requiring members of the public to wear facial masks while inside the facilities and observing social distancing measures.
For more information on the reopening of USCIS field offices in the United States, contact us today at firstname.lastname@example.org and speak with a U.S. immigration lawyer in Ho Chi Minh City, Manila and Taipei.