June 1, 2020


USCIS has announced its 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.

Those who had previously scheduled appointments with USCIS will automatically received new notices in the mail for interviews and biometrics appointments. If you have changed address, you must notify your attorney and USCIS.  Please understand that there will very likely be significant delays in scheduling due to: i) the number of applicants currently waiting for appointments; ii) the limited number of persons that USCIS will be able to accommodate because of social distancing and other safety precautions and iii) the limited number of officers and employees that will be currently working, as USCIS is running out of money and plans to furlough several employees.

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

Guests will not be permitted to attend naturalization ceremonies to minimize risks to everyone.

For more information about USCIS reopening, please visit the USCIS page.