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USCIS Seeks to Re-Open Offices for In-Person Services in June

Due to COVID-19, USCIS field offices have been closed for in-person services since March 18, 2020.  The closure will continue until on or about June 4, 2020 when USCIS hopes to re-open to the public.  In preparation for re-opening:

  • USCIS will send notices to applicants and petitioners with naturalization ceremonies or scheduled appointments that are affected by the temporary closure;
  • Asylum offices will send cancellation notices, automatically reschedule interviews and send new interview notices;
  • Once in-person operations resume, USCIS will automatically reschedule by mail cancelled Application Service Center (ASC) appointments such as biometrics appointments; and
  • Those with cancelled InfoPass or other appointments at the field offices must proactively reschedule those appointments through the USCIS Contact Center once the offices re-open.

USCIS has suggested that before calling the USCIS Contact Center, applicants or petitioners should check whether their local office has re-opened by visiting www.uscis.gov/about-us/uscis-office-closings.

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Forrest G. Read IV, Immigration, Employment, Attorney, Jackson Lewis, Law Firm

Forrest Read is a Principal in the Washington, D.C. Region office of Jackson Lewis P.C. He has extensive experience in both business immigration law and employment law and has special expertise in legal issues in graduate medical education (GME).

Mr. Read's immigration practice focuses on assisting employers in obtaining employment-based nonimmigrant visas (e.g., H-1B, L, O, TN) for foreign national employees and work-related immigrant (green card) visas, including PERM Labor Certifications, and advising employers on compliance with U.S. immigration laws and...