Due to the current situation with COVID 19 and the Bay Area’s mandatory shelter in place, local USCIS Field Offices have made adjustments that will impact immigration benefits. Specifically, Adjustment of Status interviews will be impacted, pushing back approvals of Lawful Permanent Residence and issuance of corresponding green cards. Biometrics appointments are also affected, which will delay the issuance of EAD cards and Advance Parole documents for those applying for Adjustment of Status, and will push back approvals for H-4 spouses.

 

Local USCIS Field Offices in the Bay Area are taking the following actions:

 

San Francisco: Cancelling interviews from 3/17 to 4/6. Officers will be attempting to contact all scheduled interviewees and attorneys to advise interviews will be rescheduled.

 

The Appointment Services Center will be closed as of 3/17. USCIS will automatically reschedule Biometric appointments due to the office closure via mail. If a client had an InfoPass appointment they can reschedule by contacting USCIS Contact Center.

 

Requests for Evidence that are due during the closure for the San Francisco Field Offices will have a one-month extension.

 

San Jose: Cancelling interviews from 3/17 to 4/7. Clerks are calling applicants to advise they will be rescheduled. Rescheduled interviews are likely to be in late May or June.

 

The Appointment Services Center will be closed as of 3/17. USCIS will automatically reschedule Biometric appointments due to the office closure via mail. If a client had an InfoPass appointment they can reschedule by contacting USCIS Contact Center.

 

Requests for Evidence that are due during the closure for the San Jose Field Offices will have a one-month extension.

 

Sacramento: Cancelled Naturalization Oath Ceremony scheduled on 3/24 at the McClellan Conference Center. They will mail information regarding the rescheduled ceremony

 

Fresno: Remains open and continues to interview applicants. They are allowing applicants to reschedule without needing to provide documentation for the reason for rescheduling. To postpone an interview in Fresno requests that we please contact the 800 number (800-375-5238) and/or mail a letter requesting rescheduling to the Fresno Field Office at USCIS Fresno Field Office, 744 P Street, Suite 120, Fresno, CA  93721.

 

San Francisco Asylum Office: Closed to the public as of 3/17. Interviews will be rescheduled at a later date.

 

Santa Rosa Appointment Services Center: Closed as of 3/17

 

Oakland Appointment Services Center: Closed as of 3/17

 

Salinas Appointment Services Center: Closed as of 3/17

Graham Adair continues to closely monitor this ongoing situation and will provide updates as they become available. Please contact us with any questions or concerns.