USCIS Offices To Reopen June 4
On May 27, USCIS announced that it is preparing to reopen some U.S. offices and resume non-emergent services on or after June 4. This is welcome news to those who have had interviews and appointments cancelled or postponed since the suspension of in-person services on March 18. This will impact several services, including:Naturalization ceremonies which will be shortened with reduced attendance
Asylum interviews which will be rescheduled at asylum offices
Application Support Centers which process biometric appointments will reschedule cancelled appointments
Those who had other types of appointments must reschedule through the USCIS Contact Center once field offices are reopened at https://www.uscis.gov/contactcenter. Individuals are directed to check the USCIS Office Closure Page at https://www.uscis.gov/about-us/uscis-office-closings before calling the Contact Center to ensure that their respective office has been reopened.
The announcement at https://www.uscis.gov/news/alerts/uscis-preparing-resume-public-services-june-4 has further guidance for entering USCIS facilities in accordance with COVID-19 CDC guidelines.
*Steven M. Ladik is past President of the American Immigration Lawyers Association and represents numerous professional golfers on the LPGA Tour and PGA TOUR. He also serves as the outside Immigration Counsel to the National Football League. He is a Partner at Seltzer Chadwick Soefje & Ladik, PLLC. www.realclearcounsel.com