****ALL USCIS OFFICES ARE CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE!****
For up to date information go to www.uscis.gov/coronavirus
Starting, perhaps, on June 4, 2020, USCIS may gradually start to re-open its offices.
This process may take three to four weeks.
Once fully operational things may return to some normalcy.
USCIS is still accepting applications
The following is the USCIS statement regarding the USCIS' Services and Coronavirus
To check for updates, please continue to pay close attention to each field office website at field office websites and
the national website for alerts: www.uscis.gov as processes may be changing as the situation changes.
As of 03/17/2020:
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services has temporarily closed our San Francisco and San Jose Field
Offices; Oakland, Salinas, San Francisco, San Jose and Santa Rosa Application Support Centers; and the San
Francisco Asylum Office due to a local Shelter-In-Place order (San Francisco County and City Public Health
Order; Santa Clara County Public Health Order).
USCIS will send notices with rescheduling instructions to applicants and petitioners with scheduled
appointments impacted by this closure. USCIS will automatically reschedule Application Support Center (ASC)
appointments due to the office closure. You will receive a new appointment letter in the mail.
Individuals who had InfoPass or other appointments at the field office must reschedule through the USCIS
Contact Center. If an applicant received an appointment notice rescheduling a ceremony originally
scheduled for March 18 or 25, please disregard. USCIS will send an updated notice once the office reopens.
Individuals who need an emergency interview or other services from the closed offices should call the
USCIS Contact Center.
Additionally, USCIS is postponing all in-person public engagement and outreach events in the San Francisco
area for the duration of the office closure. (We Community Relations Officers and other employees are still
working remotely or in the office, so emergency situations can be addressed. However, we urge folks not to
violate the shelter-in-place orders.)
Requests for Evidences that are due during the closure for the San Francisco or San Jose Field Offices will
have a one-month extension. If you have questions about specific situations, let us know.
Education and precautions are the strongest tools against infection. Keep yourself apprised of the latest
facts by visiting the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s COVID-19 website. Continue to practice
good health habits, refrain from handshakes or hugs as greetings, and clean hands and surfaces
USCIS will provide further updates as the situation develops and will continue to follow CDC guidance in
response to this situation.
Here are other online Covid-19 related resources provided byt USCIS San Francisco.
(added on 3/23/2020)
Other USCIS resources:
Special Situations: click here.
General information for Congress: uscis.gov/congress
Public Charge: https://www.uscis.gov/greencard/public-charge
Department of Homeland Security:
Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)
Guidance on Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP): ice.gov/covid19
Department of State:
Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
Exchange Visitor Program Information on Coronavirus (COVID-19)
National Visa Center: 603-334-0828, NVCCongressional@state.gov
Center for Disease Control, click here.
California Department of Public Health, click here.
Mendocino County Health and Human Services Agency, click here.