USCIS and Consulates suspend services due to COVID-19

/, Travel, Visa/USCIS and Consulates suspend services due to COVID-19

UPDATE: Late in the day Tuesday, March 18th, 2020, USCIS announced that it has has suspended all in-person services until at least April 1 to help slow the spread of COVID-19. USCIS confirmed that staff will continue to perform duties that do not involve contact with the public, which for now, includes services provided at its regional service centers (including but not limited to nonimmigrant filings including H-1B’s, TN’s, L-1B’s, O-1’s, EAD’s and immigrant petitions, including I-140’s and I-130’s)  Additionally, USCIS will provide emergency services for limited situations.

* * *

We are starting to see USCIS offices and Consulates suspend services due to COVID-19. Because local USCIS offices act independently, there are currently different policies nationally. We will continue to update clients as USCIS announces ongoing closures, so please check back frequently. As of Tuesday, March 17th, we know of the following closures:

USCIS

  • Late in the day Tuesday, March 18th, 2020, USCIS announced that it has has suspended all in-person services until at least April 1.
  • Wednesday, March 18th, in Minneapolis, ASCs will be closed and fingerprint appointments will be canceled through April 1st.
  • Beginning Wednesday, March 18th, in Minneapolis, all in-person interviews are canceled through April 3rd and will be rescheduled.

USCIS is posting updates on this special website.

CONSULATES

SPS Immigration will continue to forward any updates as soon as we get them. Please reach out to SPS Immigration if you have questions or concerns.

 

By | 2020-03-18T10:30:17+00:00 March 17th, 2020|Categories: AOS, Travel, Visa|Comments Off on USCIS and Consulates suspend services due to COVID-19

About the Author:

Immigration Lawyer and Policy Wonk committed to building relationships and providing superb client services. Specialties:Employment-based immigration law - For more, read Sarah's professional profile