USCIS Announces Suspension of In-Person Services January 19 and 20

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USCIS Announces Suspension of In-Person Services January 19 and 20

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services has announced it will temporarily suspend in-person services at all field offices, asylum offices and application support centers on January 19th and 20th “to ensure the safety of [its] employees and individuals with appointments.”

USCIS will reschedule individuals who had appointments on Jan. 19 and 20 and send them notices with their new appointment dates.  The USCIS website and USCIS Contact Center will remain available for information, case status updates, and other online tools and resources.


The closures are related to security concerns at federal buildings prior to/ on Inauguration Day.

USCIS should send two copies of notices of rescheduled appointments:  one to our office and one directly to the applicant.   As per our standard procedures, we will contact clients immediately upon receipt of any appointment notices.


This update was prepared by Fausta M. Albi, Partner, Larrabee Albi Coker LLP.

Legal Disclaimer:   This e-blast is provided for informational purposes only and does not substitute for legal advice based on the circumstances of a specific matter.  Immigration laws and policies change frequently, often without notice.  It is therefore important to seek direct legal counsel based upon individual circumstances.


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