USCIS Closing Moscow Field Office

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The USCIS Moscow Field Office is closing.

On March 29, 2019, the USCIS is permanently closing its Moscow Field Office. The office closed its doors to the public on February 28, 2019, and is no longer accepting applications. The reason the agency gives for the closure is a significantly decreased workload.

Below is the tweet from the USCIS regarding the closure.

According to this USCIS web alert, posted February 28, 2019, the USCIS Athens, Greece Field Office will now include Russian Federation immigration matters within its geographic jurisdiction.

The U.S. Embassy in Moscow will still provide limited services previously provided by the USCIS. As of March 4, 2019, these include:

  • Form I-130, Petition for Alien Relative
  • Form I-131A, Application for Travel Document (Carrier Documentation)
  • Form I-730, Refugee/Asylee Relative Petitions
  • Form N-400, Application for Naturalization
  • Form I-407, Record of Abandonment of Lawful Permanent Resident Status

If you or someone you know might be impacted by the closure of the USCIS Moscow Field Office, Christians Law, PLLC is here to help you today.