Jan 15 2021

USCIS Suspends In-Person Services on January 19 and 20

United States

At a glance

  • USCIS has suspended in-person services on Tuesday, January 19 and Wednesday, January 20 at all field offices, application support centers and asylum offices.
  • USCIS Service Center operations are not affected by the suspension.
  • All USCIS offices, including Service Centers, will be closed on Monday, January 18 in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

The issue

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has announced that it will suspend all in-person services at local field offices, application support centers and asylum offices on January 19 and January 20. It is assumed that the suspension is due to events surrounding the presidential inauguration. All federal agencies will be closed on Monday, January 18, in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

What it means

Due to the suspension, USCIS will reschedule all naturalization ceremonies, interviews, and appointments set for January 19 and 20, and inform affected individuals. All applicants with biometric appointments scheduled for these days should receive a new appointment notice within three weeks. Those who do not receive an appointment notice within three weeks may contact the agency. Individuals with InfoPass appointments scheduled for January 19 or 20 must contact USCIS to reschedule their appointment.

This alert is for informational purposes only. If you have any questions, please contact the immigration professional with whom you work at Fragomen.