Coronavirus impacts USCIS (U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services) by causing it to close its offices in Beijing, and Guangzhou, China.
Coronavirus impacts USCIS by causing international field office closures — The illness is affecting immigration worldwide, including the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services’s international field offices in China. For at least ten (10) days now, the offices have been closed due to the Coronavirus. As of February 15, 2020, both active USCIS international field offices in China, Beijing, and Guangzhou, remain closed.
Status of Coronavirus Impacts on USCIS
If you read this post after February 15, 2020, be sure to click here to double check the status of the USCIS field office in Beijing.
Click here for the status of the USCIS field office in Guangzhou.
Coronavirus Impacts USCIS in U.S.
The USCIS is urging anyone experiencing symptoms of the Coronavirus that needs to appear at a USCIS field office in the United States, reschedule their appointment. They are claiming there is no penalty to reschedule. Some of the symptoms they are listing include:
- Sore Throat
- General Malaise
- Runny Nose
- Shortness of Breath
You may also request USCIS support for special situations related to traveling issues during the outbreak.
Click here to read the full USCIS response to the 2019 Coronavirus.
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