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Interview Protocol at USCIS Offices During Covid

By Michael H. Markovitch, Esq. on December, 24, 2020

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services recently announced new procedures for interviews for Green Cards or Naturalization Cases  at their offices.  The main ones to rememeber are as follows:


  • People cannot enter the building more than 15 minutes before scheduled interviews, and 30 minutes before oath ceremonies.
  • Bring your own pens.
  • Masks are required. Masks with exhaust valves, neck gaiters, or bandanas are not permitted.
  • Some field offices or officers limit attendance to 3 people per interview room. If there are additional people in attendance, they may be asked to wait in the waiting room and may be interviewed separately, or they may be placed in another room connected by video. Note that even if the video appears off, the officers can still hear conversations.
  • Some field offices are again conducting interviews at InfoPass/InfoMod windows in the waiting rooms, creating privacy concerns.
  • USCIS continues to call applicants last minute to notify of rescheduling rather than calling the attorney of record. If you do receive a call, remember, you can request written confirmation of the reschedule and/or ask to speak with a supervisor to confirm.


For further information or questions you may have  please do not hesitate to contact The Law Offices of Michael H. Markovitch. 

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