USCIS offices closed because of wildfire, air quality

16 Nov 18

UNITED STATES

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services offices across much of Northern California were closed Friday because of bad air quality stemming from a massive wildfire. USCIS field offices in San Francisco and Sacramento were closed, while Application Support Centers were closed in San Francisco, Sacramento, Oakland and Santa Rosa.

Applicants who had appointments for interviews or biometrics at closed USCIS field offices will automatically have their appointments rescheduled. Applicants who had InfoPass or other appointments scheduled are asked to reschedule them on their own as soon as possible.

The Camp Fire, north of Sacramento, is considered the largest and most destructive wildfire in California history. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency air quality map shows “very unhealthy” air in San Francisco and throughout much of the Bay Area and “hazardous” air in Sacramento. Parts of Southern California have also been hit by serious wildfires in recent days, but all USCIS offices remain open in that part of the state for now.

BAL Analysis: An up-to-date list of USCIS office closures is available on this website, which also provides information on how to reschedule appointments that were canceled because of closures related to the air quality.

This alert has been provided by the BAL U.S. Practice group. For additional information, please contact berryapplemanleiden@balglobal.com.

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