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USCIS Provides Updated Response to COVID-19 Crisis

The U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS) has announced that all offices will remain closed through May 3, 2020, or until further notice. Therefore, please note the following impacts:

  • All scheduled in-person appointments, hearings, and interviews during this time are automatically canceled.
  • USCIS will automatically reschedule all canceled appointments by mailing new appointment notices to applicants.
  • Rescheduling will most likely not begin at least until the USCIS offices reopen for business as normal.
  • For biometrics/fingerprint appointments, USCIS will attempt to use previously collected fingerprint records, if available, to proceed with case adjudication and avoid a delay for this reason. Applicants will receive a notice in the mail from USCIS if this occurs.
  • As a result, it appears that pending immigration cases that require interviews at local offices will most likely be delayed by a few months or more.

The Widerman Malek Immigration team will keep you informed about immigration news as details become available. If you have any questions, concerns or need immigration legal assistance, please contact us. We are here to help you.