Starting on March 18, USCIS has made the decision to close its offices off to the public until at least April 1. This means that all in-person services at its field offices, asylum offices, and Application Support Centers will be suspended in an effort to help reduce the spread of the new coronavirus in the United States and around the world. That being said, USCIS will provide certain people with very limited emergency services, of which if necessary, you can call the USCIS Contact Center.
Unfortunately, there are several applicants and petitioners whose scheduled appointments and naturalization ceremonies will be affected by USCIS’s decision to close. Additionally, you should also note that USCIS asylum offices will send out interview cancellation notices, however, these interviews will automatically be rescheduled for a later date. Once your interview is rescheduled, you USCIS will send you a new interview notice containing the updated time, date and location of the interview.
Once USCIS reopens, which is presumably on April 1, it will automatically reschedule all Application Support Center appointments that were canceled due to the office closure, and you will receive the new date of your rescheduled appointment in the mail. What’s more, if you have InfoPass or another type of appointment, you will have to reschedule it through the USCIS Contact Center once the field offices reopen.
Though we know that these times are stressful and rather uncertain, as long as we all play a role in taking certain precautions to prevent the further spread of this disease, things can go back to normal once again. If you have any additional questions regarding the weeks and months to come, please do not hesitate to speak with our experienced Wisconsin immigration attorneys to learn more about how we can help you through the legal process going forward.
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