USCIS Plans to Reopen June 4

USCIS has announced that they plan to reopen some field offices to the public beginning June 4, 2020.  USCIS had closed offices to the public on March 18, 2020, in response to the Coronavirus health emergency.  USCIS plans to implement procedures in an attempt to protect the health and safety of everyone.  USCIS appointment notices will contain information on safety precautions that all persons will need to follow.

Safety procedures may change as the situation develops, so you should check the USCIS website for updates.

USCIS will send you notices for interviews and biometrics appointments.  Please understand that there will very likely be significant delays in scheduling, both because of the number of applicants currently waiting for appointments, and because of the limited number of persons that USCIS will be able to accommodate because of social distancing and other safety precautions.

At this time, USCIS guidelines indicate that you may not enter a USCIS building if you have any symptoms of COVID-19, have been in close contact in the last 14 days with anyone suspected of having COVID-19, or if you have been directed to quarantine or self-isolate within the last 14 days.

You may not enter a USCIS building more than 15 minutes before your appointment.

You must wear a mask or other facial covering that covers both your mouth and nose.  If you don’t have one, USCIS might reschedule your appointment.

You are encouraged to bring your own black or blue pens to your appointment.

For those waiting for a naturalization oath ceremony, USCIS will send notices to you.  Guests are not permitted to attend, and the naturalization ceremonies will be shortened, both to minimize risks to everyone.

Please visit this USCIS page for more information regarding visitor policies.

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