** As of March 25, 2020, USCIS has updated its temporary closures described below and has extended the suspension of in-person services to April 7, 2020. **

In an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19, USCIS announced temporary office closures effective March 18, 2020.  USCIS is suspending all in-person services at its field offices, asylum offices, and Application Support Centers (ASC) until at least April 1, 2020.   The suspension includes all in-person services at USCIS field offices across the United States, including all interviews, naturalization ceremonies, and biometric collection.  The government plans to send out cancellation notices to individuals with scheduled appointments during the period of suspension and will automatically reschedule all applicants for new interviews / naturalization ceremonies / ASC appointments when USCIS resumes regular operations.  Individuals with InfoPass appointments scheduled during the closure must reschedule through the USCIS Contact Center once field offices reopen.  USCIS will provide limited emergency services which may be requested through the USCIS Contact Center.

To reach the USCIS Contact Center:  https://www.uscis.gov/contactcenter

To determine whether your field office has reopened:  https://www.uscis.gov/about-us/uscis-office-closings

Fox Rothschild will continue to monitor the impact of COVID-19 on USCIS and other immigration-governmental agencies.


Ali Brodie is a Partner and the Co-Chair of the Immigration and EB-5 Immigrant Investor Practice Groups of Fox Rothschild LLP and has extensive experience in corporate immigration law and compliance.  Based in Fox Rothschild’s Los Angeles, California and Denver, Colorado offices, Ali’s practice spans the United States and reaches Consulates worldwide.  You can reach Ali at (303) 446-3854 or at abrodie@foxrothschild.com.