On March 18, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services 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). USCIS had initially announced that it would reopen on June 4th. While these offices suspended in-person services, they continued to review and adjudicate cases and have approved some adjustments of status without interviews. Likewise the USCIS Service Centers that make decisions on nonimmigrant and immigrant visa petitions have continued to accept and adjudicate cases.
This week, the USCIS district offices in Los Angeles and San Diego have given information about reopening as follows:
- Los Angeles (District 43) will begin conducting limited Naturalization ceremonies June 27 and 28 and they will start Naturalization interviews on June 16 with social distancing limitations as a priority. No other interviews or biometrics have been planned or announced.
- San Diego (District 44) is expecting to reopen on or around June 4, 2020 and will provide updates to the public as the date approaches.