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USCIS reopening on June 4

USCIS is preparing to reopen nation wide offices starting June 4. The exact date may vary based on location. Chicago location is opening on June 4th. As mentioned in our previous post, on March 18, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services had temporarily suspended in-person services at its field offices, asylum offices, and application support centers (ASCs) to help slow the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). This is a welcome news as immigration services gradually resume their normal hours and schedule.


Refer to the link for more details - https://www.uscis.gov/about-us/uscis-response-covid-19


Following are the key points from this announcement -

  • The reopening is gradual, the hours of operation and numbers of appointments are reduced to facilitate social distancing

  • If you are feeling sick, you can reschedule the appointment without any penalty

  • Asylum offices will automatically reschedule asylum interviews that were cancelled during the temporary closures

  • USCIS will send notices to applicants to reschedule postponed naturalization ceremonies. The ceremonies may be shorter to limit exposure to those in attendance

  • USCIS will send notices to applicants and petitioners with previously scheduled finger print appointments and interviews.


USCIS has safety guidelines for entering USCIS facilities that everyone must observe.

  • Visitors cannot enter USCIS facility if they are feeling sick or have any symptoms of COVID-19 or have been in contact with someone suspected or known to have COVID-19

  • Visitors may not enter premise more than 15 minutes prior to their appointment

  • Visitors are required to wear facial coverings to cover mouth and nose

  • Visitors are encouraged to bring their own blue/black pens


Our office is working with our clients to resume their application work and helping them make aware of safety guidelines and procedures.


If you are looking for legal representation for your case, contact our office today for your first free consult https://www.rottierlawchicago.com/contact








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