In response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the US implemented shelter-in measures which consequently prompted the USCIS to temporarily suspend all services as of 18 March 2020.
Further to our previous blog regarding an ease on lockdown measures in certain countries, on 24 April 2020, the USCIS announced its intention to reopen centres to the public, including application support centres (ASCs), on or after 4 June 2020.
The announcement confirms that once the offices reopen, USCIS will “automatically reschedule ASC appointments” which were cancelled during the temporary closures on 18 March 2020. There has been no announcement with regards to the reopening of USCIS Premium Processing, which temporarily became unavailable on 20 March 2020.
Gherson are continuing to monitor these developments and announcements. If you are an employer who needs assistance with sponsoring a foreign national or if you are looking to study, work, visit or migrate to the UK, please do not hesitate to contact us and we would be happy to assist you.
Please note that the information in this blog is current at the date and time of posting. The situation regarding policy and guidance based on the COVID-19 pandemic is subject to change at short notice. We shall be monitoring all aspects of UK immigration which may be impacted by the coronavirus closely, so please do keep updated with further blogs and articles which we will be posting on this site.
The information in this blog is for general information purposes only and does not purport to be comprehensive or to provide legal advice. Whilst every effort is made to ensure the information and law is current as of the date of publication it should be stressed that, due to the passage of time, this does not necessarily reflect the present legal position. Gherson accepts no responsibility for loss which may arise from accessing or reliance on information contained in this blog. For formal advice on the current law please don’t hesitate to contact Gherson. Legal advice is only provided pursuant to a written agreement, identified as such, and signed by the client and by or on behalf of Gherson.
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