U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services is readying individual domestic offices to reopen to the public on or after June 4, after it suspended routine in-person services to help slow the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). In offices that remain closed to the public, USCIS staff are continuing to perform duties that do not involve face-to-face contact with the public. However, those offices will provide emergency services in limited situations. To request an emergency appointment, contact the USCIS Contact Center.
USCIS offices will gradually and safely resume in-person services, in accordance with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) guidelines to protect our workforce and the public. USCIS offices will implement social distancing and workplace controls that prioritize the health and safety of employees and the public. Appointment notices will contain information on safety precautions that visitors to USCIS facilities must follow.
USCIS will provide further updates to this page as the situation develops and will continue to follow CDC guidance.
- Visitors may not enter a USCIS facility if they:
- Have any symptoms of COVID-19, including cough, fever or difficulty breathing;
- Have been in close contact with anyone known or suspected to have COVID-19 in the last 14 days; or
- Have been individually directed to self-quarantine or self-isolate by a health care provider or public health official within the last 14 days.
- Visitors may not enter the facility more than 15 minutes prior to their appointment (30 minutes for naturalization ceremonies).
- Hand sanitizer will be provided for visitors at entry points.
- Members of the public must wear facial coverings that cover both the mouth and nose when entering facilities. If they do not have one, USCIS may reschedule their appointment.
- There will be markings and physical barriers in the facility; visitors should pay close attention to these signs to ensure they follow social distancing guidelines.
- Individuals may also have to answer health screening questions before entering a facility.
- Applicants and visitors are encouraged to bring their own black or blue ink pens.
More information on visiting USCIS facilities can be found at uscis.gov/visitorpolicy.
USCIS field offices will send notices to applicants and petitioners with previously scheduled appointments and interviews. Those attending appointments should follow the safety guidelines outlined below.
Those who had other appointments must reschedule through the USCIS Contact Center once field offices are open to the public. Please check to see if the respective office has been reopened at our office closures page before calling the Contact Center.
Visitors are limited to the applicant, one representative and one family member or individual providing disability accommodations.