USCIS is out of quarantine: Which offices are open and what to consider before visiting

On June 4, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services came out of quarantine. The official USCIS website has information about the new entry requirements for immigrants in the face of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, as well as information about office openings or temporary changes in office hours.

USCIS cautions that information can change regularly, so we recommend checking your office status the day of your appointment or interview. You can do this here.

You can also visit the Contact Center page for more information or assistance.

Beginning June 4, 2020, some USCIS field offices and asylum offices will resume providing emergency services to the public that require an in-person visit. The Application Support Centers will resume operations at a later date.

Citizenship and Immigration Services has taken precautions to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in newly opened facilities:

Visitors may not enter a USCIS center if:

they have any symptoms of COVID-19, including cough, fever or difficulty breathing;
they have been in close contact with someone who knew or suspected they had COVID-19 within the past 14 days; or
they have been quarantined by a health care provider or public health official within the past 14 days.
Visitors may not enter the facility earlier than 15 minutes before their scheduled visit (30 minutes for naturalization ceremonies).

Hand sanitizer will be provided at the entrance.

Visitors must wear masks or other protective face coverings covering the nose and mouth when entering the facility. If they do not have such covers, USCIS may provide or the visitor will be asked to reschedule.

All facilities will have markings and special barriers to help follow the principles of social distancing.

Individuals may be asked health questions before entering the facility.

Visitors are encouraged to bring their own pens with black or blue ink.

Appointment notices will include additional instructions for visitors. More information is on this page.

USCIS Open and Closed Offices
Field Offices: all are open (remember to check the list before coming).

If you previously attended an office in Fort Benning, Georgia, now go to an office in Montgomery, Alabama; if your office was in Fort Jackson, South Carolina, now an office in Greer, South Carolina replaces it; if you attended an office in Fort Sill, Oklahoma, use the Oklahoma City office. To find out details for military personnel, follow this link.

Application Support Centers: all closed (remember to check the list before you come).

Asylum offices: closed in Houston, Newark (due to technical problems in the building) and New York City.

Beginning Thursday, June 4, 2020, the USCIS asylum offices will not be open for unannounced visits. These offices will only be open for those coming in for previously scheduled interviews. To find out if you will be able to visit the facility, contact the specific asylum office by finding their coordinates at this link.

If you have an asylum application pending with USCIS, you can check your status online. You will need the receipt number that was mailed to you after you filed your application. The service is available at this link.


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