There are a large number of closures and suspensions of the COVID-19 pandemic
Immigration services. Below is a summary
all closings and suspensions at this time.
This list can change as new updates become available.
Submissions: USCIS will continue to perform tasks that do not involve contact
the public. The petitions will continue
accepted for submission and assessed by USCIS. With effect from March 20, 2020, USCIS
announced the immediate
and temporary suspension the premium processing on all I-129 (L-1, H-1B,
TNs) and I-140s.
and personal appointments:
As of March 18, 2020, USCIS suspended
all personal services until at least April 1, 2020. This cancellation includes interviews for
Green card cases and biometric appointments. USCIS will send communications to everyone
Applicants and petitioners with scheduled dates affected by this closure
All appointments are automatically rescheduled when services are resumed.
USCIS will accept the National Emergency scanned,
faxed or photocopied original signatures.
For forms that require an original signature, including I-129,
I-140 and I-485 accept USCIS electronically reproduced original
Signatures for the duration of the National Emergency.
Embassies: With effect from March 20, 2020, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs also has suspended
Interviews to slow the spread of Covid-19.
If resources allow, embassies and consulates will continue to provide
Emergency services. Appointments and interviews will be resumed as soon as possible
United States: On March 19, 2020, the State Department has one level
4 Warningand advises all US citizens to avoid all international travel.
U.S. citizens who do not live in the U.S. should arrange this
return to the United States immediately or prepare indefinitely abroad
from time. Experience many countries
COVID-19 breaks out and introduces travel restrictions, quarantines and
the USA: Travel bans
were issued to restrict travel to the United States for people who have traveled
to: Austria, Belgium, Mainland China, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia,
Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Iran, Ireland, Italy
Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway
Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland, United
Kingdom, within the past 14 days.
The following people are exempt from the travel ban:
Citizens and legitimate permanent residents;
by U.S. citizens and legitimate permanent residents;
or legal guardians of U.S. citizens who are lawfully permanent residents, provided that
the child is unmarried and younger than 21 years;
by U.S. citizens or lawful permanent residents, provided both are unmarried and
under 21 years;
under the care of US citizens or legitimate permanent residents;
certain foreign government and health officials.
On April 11, 2020, officials will reassess the travel bans on COVID-19.
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