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Tuesday, March 17, 2020

All In-Person Immigration Appointments Cancelled till April 1

USCIS is suspending all in-person services at its local offices on account of the Coronavirus until at least April 1 including:

-  Naturalization tests
-  Naturalization ceremonies
-  Green card interviews
-  Other in-person interviews
-  Asylum office appointments
-  Biometrics/fingerprinting appointments

USCIS field offices will send out notices and  new appointment notices to applicants and petitioners affected by this temporary closure.

USCIS is still open for emergency services such as emergency travel documents.  If you have an emergency service request, contact the USCIS Contact Center at 1 (800) 375-5283.

Overseas Visa Appointments

Many American Consulates are also suspending visa interview appointments.  Some of them provide only limited services.  Overseas visa applicants should contact their local American Consulate offices to find out if they are open for business. This includes immigrant visas and all nonimmigrant visas such as student visas (F-1, M-1), employment visas (H-1B, O-1, R-1, L-1), temporary visitor visas (B-1, B-2), etc.

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