On March 18 U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) temporarily suspended all routine face-to-face services with applicants at all offices, including all interviews and naturalization ceremonies.

The temporary suspension is extended through May 3, and USCIS offices will begin to re-open on May 4 unless the public closures are extended further.

This includes interviews, naturalization ceremonies and biometric collection appointments. Those with biometrics appointments are being notified of cancellations via text messaging.

However, USCIS will continue to provide emergency services during this time. Contact the USCIS Contact Center USCIS Contact Center with emergency requests. Employees in these offices are continuing to perform mission-essential services that do not require face-to-face contact with the public.

USCIS field offices will send notices to applicants and petitioners with scheduled appointments impacted by the temporary public closure and will also send notices to naturalization applicants scheduled for naturalization ceremonies. The office will reschedule all applicants when USCIS resumes normal operations.

USCIS asylum offices will send interview cancellation notices and automatically reschedule asylum interviews. When the interview is rescheduled, asylum applicants will receive a new interview notice with the new time, date and location of the interview.