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What to Expect After USCIS Offices Reopen

by | May 19, 2020 | Agencies (CBP, DHS, DOL, DOS, USCIS, ICE), Immigration

USCIS shutdown in-person services at field offices and application support centers (ASCs) starting on March 18, 2020. Now it has announced a plan to reopen on or after June 4, 2020. What can you expect from this reopening? 

USCIS is expected to reschedule ASC appointments for biometrics that were canceled. Those affected will receive new appointment letters in the mail. 

If you had an InfoPass or other appointment scheduled, it must be rescheduled through the USCIS Contact Center once field offices are open to the public again. 

In preparation for re-opening:

  • USCIS will send notices to applicants and petitioners with naturalization ceremonies or scheduled appointments that were affected by the temporary closure.
  • Once in-person operations resume, USCIS will automatically reschedule by mail canceled Application Service Center (ASC) appointments, such as biometrics appointments.
  • Those with canceled InfoPass or other appointments at the field offices must proactively reschedule those appointments through the USCIS Contact Center once the offices reopen.

USCIS has suggested that, before calling the USCIS Contact Center, applicants or petitioners should check whether their local office has re-opened



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