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USCIS Field Offices Expected to Reopen Beginning June 4, 2020

On April 24, 2020, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that it intends to reopen field offices, asylum offices, and application support centers (ASCs) beginning on or after June 4, 2020. USCIS temporarily closed these offices to the public on March 18, 2020, to help slow the spread of COVID-19.

Key Details

  • The announcement extends the office closures by an additional month. USCIS had previously closed the offices through May 3, 2020.

  • The date of reopening appears to be tentative. The announcement states that USCIS is “readying offices to reopen on or after June 4.”

  • Once the offices reopen, USCIS will “automatically reschedule ASC appointments” canceled during the closure. Similarly, it is expected that USCIS will begin sending ASC appointment notices to foreign nationals whose applications/petitions were filed during the closure. No action by the foreign national is required at this time.

  • Notification of new appointment dates will be sent by mail.

  • Once the field offices reopen, InfoPass appointments may be rescheduled through the USCIS Contact Center.

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About this Author

Melissa Manna, Ogletree Deakins Law Firm, Raleigh, Immigration Practice Group Writer
Immigration Practice Group Writer

Melissa Manna is an Immigration Practice Group Writer. Her primary focus is writing and editing legal articles relating to immigration for the firm’s online and print publications, websites, and newsletters.

Prior to joining Ogletree Deakins, Melissa spent 9 years as in-house counsel at TowerCo, one of the largest independent wireless tower companies in the U.S., representing the company in all aspects of commercial real estate. During that time she managed due diligence, advised and implemented risk management solutions, and closed transactions...