With USCIS preparing to resume public services on Thursday, June 4, 2020. They will start by opening USCIS facilities as ready. Below are the general guidelines for entering a USCIS facilities following COVID-19 safe guides. Remember to look for specific guidelines for the buildings that you must enter for in-person USCIS services.
Guidelines for Entering USCIS Facilities
– 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. Visitors may be directed to briefly remove their face covering to confirm identity or take their photograph. 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 are encouraged to bring their own black or blue ink pens.
Please visit this USCIS Web Page for more information: USCIS Visitor Policy
Source of Information:
USCIS (USCIS.gov), 5/27/20, News Alert:
USCIS (USCIS.gov), 5/27/20, Web Page: