What You Need to Know About USCIS’s New Visitor Policy

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way we go about our lives, perhaps permanently. One facet of life that has also changed due to the pandemic is the way USCIS will conduct its operations. Because of the danger associated with the virus, USCIS now has various protective measures in place. Please continue reading and speak with our knowledgeable Wisconsin immigration attorneys to learn more.

How is USCIS’s new visitor policy different?

To start, if you are a petitioner, applicant, or even just a visitor and are over the age of two years old, you will have to wear a face-covering at all times in the offices. If you are not wearing a face-covering, there is a very good chance you will be denied entry. Furthermore, all individuals who step foot in a USCIS facility, they must abide by all social distancing rules. The number of people allowed in USCIS waiting rooms will be limited. Therefore, the only people allowed in are interpreters, attorneys, immediate family members who are listed as dependents, some assisting a disabled individual, and parents/legal guardians/a trusted adult of the person applying is a minor. Additionally, guests may not attend naturalization ceremonies, and those who are being naturalized must wear face masks at the ceremony.

Finally, if you are someone who meets any of the criteria, you must not go to any USCIS facility:

  • If you are currently experiencing symptoms of COVID-19
  • If, in the last 14 days, a medical professional has instructed you to self-quarantine or self-isolate.
  • If you refuse to wear a face-covering, you will not be allowed in.
  • If you have recently had close contact with a person who is either known or suspected to have COVID-19 in the last 14 days

If you have any additional questions, give our experienced Wisconsin immigration attorneys a call today.

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