COVID-19 Pandemic Extends Temporary Closure of USCIS Until at Least April 7

March 27, 2020

In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) on March 25, 2020, extended suspension of routine in-person services until at least April 7, 2020. USCIS had previously announced it would temporarily close its domestic field offices and asylum offices to the public from March 18 until April 1. 

Please read our previous alert for more details regarding USCIS office closures and check often for USCIS updates.

How We Can Help

As the COVID-19 crisis develops daily, we recommend employers review their current employee mobility plans. Our lawyers stand ready to help enhance or develop mobility plans, discuss options for employees who need to obtain a US visa for urgent travel, and address pending USCIS applications.

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For our clients, we have formed a multidisciplinary Coronavirus COVID-19 Task Force to help guide you through the broad scope of legal issues brought on by this public health challenge. We also have launched a resource page to help keep you on top of developments as they unfold. If you would like to receive a daily digest of all new updates to the page, please subscribe now to receive our COVID-19 alerts.


If you have any questions or would like more information on the issues discussed in this alert, please contact any of the following Morgan Lewis lawyers:

Washington, DC
Shannon A. Donnelly
Eleanor Pelta
Eric S. Bord

Laura C. Garvin